Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Milo Miranda & Joe

Milo Miranda & Joe, originally uploaded by cnlizziebns.

At Joe's first show with his pony, Milo Miranda.

and silly ole Grandma.....ridin' Jess

Monday, May 25, 2009

Toowoomba Water Pipeline

Toowoomba Water Pipeline, originally uploaded by cnlizziebns.

Even though much rain in the immediate vicinity the Toowoomba Dams are still only a little over 10% capacity. The pipeline from Wivenhoe Dam to Cressbrook is snaking its way up the range......

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mexicans (South of the Border)

Took a quick trip on Friday, south of the border, to pick up some livestock. Was exciting, not, much rain and water. 1800 ks later arrived home Saturday night with the livestock in top condition and am a little not into driving in rain and fog and dark, especially when only have Google Earth to guide me which the ole girl did very well.

I loved the well signed and lighted roads and the professional courteous drivers around Newcastle and Sydney....

I could not believe my eyes with these huge mountainous heaps of residue from the coal mining ....I would look out on a glorious bucolic rural scene and lift my eyes in another direction and see these huge heaps bespoiling the landscape. The cities must have their power. It was raining but I am sure could smell the coal dust and see the hovering emissions from the smoke stacks, the answer.....I will not say as will be tarred and feathered....

Power lines which which are breeding all over Australia.

Went down this twisty piece of blacktop from Singleton to bypass the heavy traffic in downtown Sydney and the trees, creek was breathtaking when I lifted my eyes from the white line and peered through the downpours....I think this is the route that Wentworth and company did not negotiate..he he I wish I could have stopped in on of the few spots where could park a car, let alone my rig, and explore the beautiful creek running beside the road and take some photographs but the signs "Do not stop, rocks fall on heads or something along those lines". Oh yes I arrived on the hill overlooking Singleton after passing lit up scenes reminiscent of a science fiction eg Battlefield Earth, with some hours of dark still existing and caught a nap at a truck stop and thought will get an early start in the morning and perhaps light traffic...woke to a constant line of lights streaming up the hill...duh mine workers start early.

Arrived at Burke's backyard to pick up a paint stallion for a friend....a well run establishment and a pleasure to visit, professional and courteous staff which is appreciated in this got to be somewhere else world.

Heading home Tamworth in the distance, the only glimmer of sunlight over the two day trip.

Back into the wet a little south of Glen Innes. I wished I had not been trying to beat the darkness and had time to photograph the roaring creeks and gullies, quite a sight.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Bring her down Huey!!! This is at daylight this morning, rained heavily all night and yesterday. I have not seen this type of downpour in many many years. The city of Toowoomba sources its water from this area and currently the dams are at below 10%. A pipeline is being constructed up the range from Wivenhoe Dam in the Brisbane Valley to this mountain rim country but this rain will put a percentage into the dams and does not look like stopping at the present.

It is pull the pump, before it gets washed brother Paul and I am helping with the camera....

This morning on the creek, kept my lifeline above high water mark.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Hamish, originally uploaded by cnlizziebns.

Oldest Grandson

Monday, May 18, 2009


Andy, originally uploaded by cnlizziebns.

A portrait done on the weekend of my youngest grandson.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


MATTHEW & JOSEPH, originally uploaded by cnlizziebns.

Son and Grandson at recent Agricultural Show.

Monday, May 11, 2009

horse in ute silliness

horse in ute silliness, originally uploaded by cnlizziebns.

Was asked to take some photos on a distant farm.
A four year old grand daughter did not believe her Grandfather....... he could fit his Standardbred in the back of the new ute.

OK a bit basic, the sun coming from every direction....but should impress a four year old, perhaps.....

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Farmer, Boodua, Australia,

farmer, Boodua, Australia,, originally uploaded by cnlizziebns.

A farmer, accompanied by his working dog, living on the Darling downs, Australia after milking the cows indulges himself with his passion, his racing Standardbred Horses.

Monday, May 4, 2009

GRANDFATHER, A Little Late for Anzac Day

Grandfather known as "Hell Bent Kenyon" a drover, and horse supplier of remounts overseas, in his later years, night Patrol at the American encampment Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane during the War in the Pacific, World War II.

The so-called "Battle of Brisbane" was going on would you believe between Australian and American troops, over "women". I would have thought the women could choose for themselves!! Fatalities had occurred but these incidents in 1942 were suppressed. Temperatures were running high in the Tropics.....

Grandfather with one son in the RAAF, a daughter nursing toops in Cyprus, and one in Darwin did not have much time for this faddle daddle. He was a hard, tough, no nonsense, man and with the gun from what I know of him itching to shoot some fool....such was the climate of the day.