Whoops. I meant to have this post as #100, had typed it up and everything… but then my crazy weekend on the farm got in the way. If you pretend Farming Down Under and Farming Down Under Part 2 are the same post (as they were intended)… well then here we are at 100; and for sake of celebration we’re gonna go with that and continue on like nothing has changed.
Whew. We’ve got a reason to celebrate around here! My little blog isn’t so little anymore. This is post number
100 101! Thanks to all of you for making the past 100 so fun.. it was only the beginning and I am looking forward to the next 100!
I have been saving these photos for a special occasion. I was originally planning on sharing them during Australia Week earlier this summer but I got a little busy spending time with family and a trip to San Fransisco just before flying back to OZ that I didn’t get a chance to narrow down all the photos we have to the photos I wanted to share.
During our Easter holiday with Ben’s family on the farm we spent time working – work never stops out there. It just so happens Ben’s cousin Darryl (a professional photographer – check him out www.nashypix.com) was with us for the weekend and I asked him if he minded taking a photo of me as proof I built a fence, after why tell my parents I helped build a fence taller than me when I can show them?
Well one photo turned into a photo shoot and I got some great pictures of me in rural Australia.
The next day Ben and I woke up early, and got ready for the day. We headed up to the house and invited Darryl and his wife on a walk with us down to the river. Once we got to the old farm house ruins Darryl asked if he could take a few photos of Ben and I and of course we obliged…
After that mini shoot we started to walk back towards the house and Darryl asked if we would mind stopping down at the river for more pictures.. what started off as a simple morning walk had transformed into a full on surprise photo shoot – complete with Darryl’s wife as photography assistant holding reflectors.
Ben, Darryl, and I walked across a row of sticks to get to the giant logs in the middle of the lake to capture these photos.
Ben pointing out which leaf we were going to look.
We cannot thank Darryl enough for generously taking all of these fantastic photos of Ben and I, and his lovely wife for assisting.
The view down the river, and the group of sticks we walked across.