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October 5th 2005
Published: October 15th 2005
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West of Mt BryanWest of Mt BryanWest of Mt Bryan

Salvation Jane (purple) and canola (yellow) and wheat fields (deep green)
The title of this blog came from something Peter said as we arrived at Mount Bryan to stay for a few nights with his parents, Jim and Rosemary.

The Mount Byran valley was truely gorgeous with its Spring-time colours in full force. In October, the Canola is in flower and the contrast between the blue of the sky and the yellow of the canola can be an assault to the eye!! The wheat also looked stunning in a glistening shade of blue-green .

The boys were doing their sheep shearing stuff so took a morning off to capture some of this beauty. To be honest, Peter had challenged me to get a "weather photo" suitable for submission to Channel 2 news, but I am not sure I made it. Perhaps a new camera is in order....

Most of these shots were taken West of the Quinn farmhouse, no more than 5 km away. I also headed south and east down Donara Road. It was good to see some of our tree plantings really taking off now and providing food and shelter for many birds.


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Booborowie roadBooborowie road
Booborowie road

The Donara road trees are visible in the background
Donara RoadDonara Road
Donara Road

Looking South into the Mt Bryan valley
Donara Road - NorthDonara Road - North
Donara Road - North

Looking North into Simpsons place
Canola drive mapCanola drive map
Canola drive map

The region I drove in is within the rectangle marked on this Google Earth map. Must have been taken some time ago as our trees appear very small.

16th October 2005

Your travel blog has moved me one step me twowards beginning one for our family
16th October 2005

my vote
The photos are fantastic and I think several of them are worth submitting to ABC. My vote would probably go to 'Shed in the canola crop' becuase I like the light and color in this but I alos really like ' 'West of Mt Bryan't and 'Clouds'. Of course if
21st December 2005

Vote of confidence
Thanks Sue for your vote of confidence. I suppose I now have to work out how to submit an image to ABC
12th January 2012

Hi Dianna, I am the Tourist Officer in Burra and we are trying to source a picture to showcase our tourist drives at the Caravan and Camping Show in February. If possible, could we use your salvation Jane picture at Mt Bryan for our poster? The booborowie road picture is also very lovely. I hope to hear from you soon. Many thanks, Jessica

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