I haven’t posted here for a while – sometimes life gets busy and you need to focus elsewhere. It’s been weird not posting, as I have posted most days since I started this blog, but I don’t feel that I’m going to be able to post regularly for a while. Please bear with me!
I haven’t felt like posting for a while – mainly I keep up my instagram account, @melanieylang, and I have been otherwise engaged of late. A recent trip to Daylesford was a great chance to take some nice shots, though.
Panasonic Lumix DMC GX7 with 14-140mm lens. Edited with Snapseed app.
This appealing stone church is set back off the Henty Highway at the locality of Condah, between Branxholm and Heywood, on the way to Portland. It is entirely surrounded by a ‘sea’ of pasture, bringing new meaning to the term ‘pastoral care’. It appears to have been decommissioned, and naturally I have daydreamed about living in it!
Fujifilm X30, edited with Snapseed app.
The landscape around Coleraine, in the south-west of Victoria, is some of my best-loved. There is something about the rolling hills, the clumps of trees (remnants, perhaps, of earlier land clearing), the introduced pasture grass, phalaris, that feels so strangely good to me.
Panasonic Lumix GX7, edited with Vignette and Snapseed apps.
Along with many others, I’ve been musing on the notion of celebrating our love for Australia on a day that the first Australians think of as commemorating the invasion leading to European settlement and irreparable damage to an ancient culture.
I don’t want to get all political about it, but I wanted to show you how we decided to celebrate this day. This is the new mural at Sheep Hills, between Minyip and Warracknabeal, featuring Wimmera Elders Ron Marks and Regina Hood, along with a young boy and a young girl, to acknowledge indigenous culture and knowledge.
I’m so grateful to have been born in Australia, I love my country.