Today’s photographs are a selection taken early this morning, and later while I went zipping around town, here and there, running some errands.
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Just to illustrate how close we are to neighbouring farmers, here’s the paddock 100 m (110 yards) to our north.
I’m still attempting to take the perfect shot of pea flowers (Fabaceae). This particular vine runs up the fence enclosing the dog run. Not too bad for a hand-held compact camera (Nikon Coolpix 3700).
In Armidale running some errands, I pass by the front of the Royal Hotel bottleshop (off-licence). Of all the little details, the thing that I notice most is the small blackened spot on the wall due to smoke from the flue. Surely it wouldn’t have been too much effort to have the flue another 4 or 5 metres higher?
Once upon a time this magnificent building housed the area’s orphans. St. Patrick’s Orphanage has now been converted to contain several large apartments. I’ve not been inside but I’m told they’re quite impressive.
Blossoms still abound. This tree is to the north of St Mary & St Joseph’s Cathedral (which provides the backdrop).
The north-east corner of St Mary & St Joseph’s Cathedral, Armidale.