Know You’re in the Bush When…

Paddock bombs (kids cars) are parked at the farm gate during school hours. Old mud and dust covered bombs, antiquated, bits missing, sometimes even the roof cut off for a bit of ‘country cool’. You see them parked at the gate just waiting for the kids to return on the bus. A long driveway disappears over the hill and soon there’ll be a trail of dust. Note: I was going to include a pic of a paddock bomb out in the countryside then I remembered this photo of my own paddock bomb back in 1965. She faithfully carried a whole … Continue reading Know You’re in the Bush When…

The Big Galah

In Australia we have a strange passion for building large objects beside highways that we tend to refer to as ‘Big Things’. The Big Banana at Coffs Harbour, that seems to get smaller as I get older. The Big Prawn in Exmouth. The Big Lobster in Kingston and so on. I think you get my drift now. This fellow is the Big Galah at Kimba in South Australia. He’s been guarding the highway for a long time and that pink paint is fading but we still can’t help but say “Ooh, there’s The Big Galah!” Continue reading The Big Galah