09 May 2012

Outdoors Wednesday

Where old meets new ... a little of yester-year happening.  Power pole right to the home-quarters, and satellite-dish for pre-paid t.v. What might the original settlers thought of this modern-day innovation?




This was right close to where we'd started venturing into Ferntree Gully; a magical setting. 



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13 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That old tree is neat. Here they are sometimes called a "widow maker".

Andrea said...

Hi Carole, that is a very apt observation. I experienced the old settings since our province was reached by developments only lately, and I can compare the fast pace in everything, am glad we were able to adjust. But transition of the deepest you is not as fast, and those not prepared have maybe culture shocks and commit big life mistakes, haha! I adapted well, thanks. T

That dead tree is beautiful in photo compositions, but maybe it is dangerous in the area.

Jeanne said...

Looks like you are out in the backcountry Carole! And how awesome to be close to that lovely area with the mushrooms! Looks like fun. Bet the original settlers would be amazed at all of the changes.

TexWisGirl said...

love the old, dead tree.

schöngeist for two said...

dieser magischer Platz ist toll aus gesucht mit diesem Baum!

Lieben Gruss Elke

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I doubt the original settlers would have found much time for TV. That tree looks mighty dangerous to me!

Dianne said...

A wonderful glimpse into yester-year Carole. I quite like the power pole and satellite dish because to me it says connection. I know from growing up in rural South Australia how isolated these farm residences can be ... today with tv, computers and of course electricity it's a different story.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Ha! If not for those modern innovations, I would have thought the place was deserted!!

heyBJK said...

Great shots! I love that big tree!

Liz said...

That satellite dish looks very out of place!
Beautiful scene. I love the tree.

CameraCruise said...

Looks like a great place.
Love the old tree.

Jan Castle said...

What a large 'bare' tree...I assume it is on it is dead or dying. Does make a great contrast to the rest of the area!
By the way, are you still doing any cards? Have not seen any from you for a loooooooooooooong time! Miss them!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Geke said...

Looks kind of isolated to live there but then you live so near to nature.