We travelled back from Brisbane (where we had spent Christmas with my brother and his family) to Sydney on 30 December. We chose to to miss the vacationing crowds on the Pacific Highway by taking the inland route and I was curious to see the New England region, even if fleetingly.
I took these photos through the car window as we were travelling (hence the blurry fences), and was quite pleased with them. I have no idea where they were – somewhere between Glen Innes (where we had lunch) and Tamworth (where we had afternoon tea). They seem to capture a mood which for me is quintessentially Australian. Cleared bush, some native vegetation remaining, a farmhouse now and then, livestock occasionally, a wedge tailed eagle or eastern grey kangaroo if one is lucky. It’s the kind of scenery that makes me want to put Wallis and Matilda or John Williamson in the CD player and sing along.
You can see more Skywatch Friday pics here.