My rural patch is very quiet.
And for this ex-pat New Yorker and Sydneyite, it’s the place to be in my maturing years.
But that doesn’t mean I tune out on the hubbub that’s the rest of the world.
It just means I can listen. But not have to participate.
And what a week it’s been.
Destructive wildfires in Colorado USA, where I have two friends I cherish.
A deepening, soul destroying drought for farmers in Western Australia, where I have many customers on the land.
And our political landscape.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard pointing a misogynist finger at men wearing blue ties.
A fundraising dinner menu written to insult Prime Minister Julia Gillard at a most soul destroying, personal level.
And a radio shock jock stooping to below gutter level when questioning Julia Gillard.
The sentencing of 41 year old rapist and murderer Adrian Bayley for his crimes against former ABC staffer Jill Meagher.
His brutal rape and murder of Jill is a life sentence.
But not quite. He has a non-parole period of 35 years.
The public is up in arms. Accusing the judge of just not ‘getting it’!
The public wants his papers marked ‘never to be released’ as he was out on parole when he murdered Jill. And he has a 20 year history of violent crimes against women.
Charles Saatchi ‘choking’ his wife, celebrity cook Nigella Lawson, in public view at an outdoor table at top eatery ‘Scotts’.
They were having a heated discussion about their blended family of children.
Charles said it was no more than a playful tiff. He was making a point to his wife of almost ten years. By grabbing her by the throat. Four times. Bringing her to tears.
And the leaking of US top secret ‘snooping’ revelations by Edward Snowden of emails sent by every Joe Blow citizen.
In my rural patch, the only turbulence is the weather.
Stormy skies. Frosty mornings. A dwindling woodpile. Beautiful birds. Hills coloured by heavy fog and the blackberry and cream skies.
And I’ve the photographs to prove it.
Go peek now!
This simple slideshow is just some of the photos I took of my week of turbulence.
Click the first bullet under the photos to start the slideshow at ‘The Beginning’. I chose auto advance because it’s easier to sit back and look. To pause, just hover over a photograph. The last slide has ‘The End’!
Join me next time?
Tell me what you think.
Your comments are always welcome.
Your stories, thoughts, experiences add to the fabric of the conversation.
And I acknowledge your comment with a reply.
All the best,
Photos are courtesy of Ironing Diva and taken on her rural property at sunrise every morning.
The slideshow is a WP Plugin called Slideshow by iThemes.
My beautiful rural property is in the picturesque hills of the Central Tablelands of NSW Australia.
This is the hook I hang my heart on.
When I’m not out in the paddocks in the morning photographing my beautiful Wild Blue Yonder, I’m the purveyor of the one of the world’s finest ironing board covers, The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover.
And 5 other beautifully designed textile products of excellence.
This is the hook I hang my business hat on.
Since 1994, my partner, Victor Pleshev, an architect and de facto product designer, and I have worked tirelessly to make sure each product is a joy to use. Every time you use it.
My website, InterfaceAustralia. The home of Simple Solutions For Difficult Problems! does all the heavy lifting. You can read about all my products in great detail just by clicking the link above.
When you own one of my products, you also make a huge contribution to the surrounding rural community because they are made with love and care in rural Australia by men and women who have a disability. They put their heart and soul into everything they do. And it shows.
You will look long and hard to find comparable products that are as well thought out for their design and usability. And of such high class, that our customers send us fan mail! Which finds its way onto Testimonials on our website.
Go peek. Every product truly is a joy to use. I guarantee it.