Tuesday, 14 July 2009

My World no 18 - Seven Hills

We are ready for a Sunday outing to Clare Valley for stocking up at The Seven Hill vineyard and to have lunch at the Stone Hut. Be prepared for some pictures. I’m taking pictures in the usual tempo down here, and from around 500 pictures I surprisingly got more usable than expected and some of those I want to share with you. Those not shown in this post you can find in the Picasa album.
Apart from the long stretches with this wide and flat landscape and the big sky, I’m always fascinated by the beauty of the trees and old majestic buildings or sad broken houses. I’ve made sure that the writings on the various signs is readable at least when you click on them to show more details.

The day starts out with an intensely blue sky and small brush strokes of clouds. We are crossing the Flinders Ranges through the Port Germein Gorge. That’s more scenic then driving down the highway to Port Wakefield. That stretch is now too familiar.
Fra Seven Hill
Way up in the gorge there was this little place where we stopped,
Fra Seven Hill
This is the rest of it.
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It must have been a busy place,
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Green pastures,
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We are going to Clare
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passing Wirrabarra who has a market next Sunday with local products
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Soon in Laura
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Olive trees coming up,
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It is quite many of them
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More directions,
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Facinating this time of the year.
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Gladstone
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Take care,
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Grain silos,
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One of the grain producers,
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One of the trees I saw,
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Not there yet,
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but soon
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I must share this to before Seven hills,
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Clare Valley,
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And the wines,
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When we came to Seven Hill, the weather had changed and it was windy and dark,
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It was open,
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It was nice and warm inside
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Warm enough for a cat,
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Some decisions after testing was made
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and I said farewell to my new friend
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We drove down to the Stone hut and had an exellent lunch, maybe I'll show pictures later. The weather looked wet in Port Germein,
Fra Seven Hill
When we came back to Port Germein I saw the birds setting up the melody for tomorrow.
Fra Seven Hill
This was my little contribution from my world to you this week, don’t miss out on the rest of the world here! mwtblack
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