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Australian Desert - Salt Bush by eehan Australian Desert - Salt Bush by eehan
We had a family gathering at Easter time at my Uncle's Property at Lake Victoria Station on the Murray River. Salt bush seems to be about the only plant that can survive in a drought, and the few sheep that roam are forced to eat it.
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one-inch Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Student General Artist
i feel so blessed to live on such a beautiful and wild land
0RockNinja0 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Wow I really like this pic, do you mind if I use it for my Magaziene Front page? Credits go to you of corse! (its for school)
nutmeg-42 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Execellent shot. From what I've seen on TV things are very serious on the Murray River and have been for a while. Trouble is, if it's not in the news all the time, people forget and nothing gets done. Hope your family are coping okay. :-)
eehan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Thanks, my uncle is actually doing fine - this property of his is actually more of a hobby than anything else would you believe! Himself and his family usually go there for a break. This is from running his Helicopter Pilot Training School in Victoria. He has bulldozed his own runway and flies one of his planes in - beats travelling 800km by car! Sometimes he has to do a fly-over first to scare the roos off the runway.
nutmeg-42 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Now that sounds so cool and definitely beats a long drive. :-)
mumma-duck Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Awesome shot! The colours just leap out at you!
Hubby & I spent 8 months in Katherine N.T many years ago, working on the RAAF base at Tindall when it was being built... so a scene like this will bring back very fond memories.
Unfortunately, when you realise this is a photo of drought, it's quite saddening.
...I'm glad I'm not a sheep!
eehan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Thanks - it is only a hobby farm of theirs so they don't really mind too much about the drought as they don't rely upon the property for income. Their Helicopter training school in Victoria keeps them out of trouble!
mumma-duck Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
How many acres doe they have? We are on 30 acres & we only have a few cows... ours would be a hobby farm also. Glad your Uncle has another income to live off.
(I have always wanted a ride in a helicopter!)
eehan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Nice. I'd wish I had 30 lush acres to run a few aminals on. My uncle's station is now about 20,000 acres. It started off at 50,000 acres but sold a bit because it was just too much. The vast majority of it is useless without a regular water supply but it still supports a few sheep and cows (and plenty native animals like roos and emus - damn they can run when chased on motorcylce)...
mumma-duck Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Wow... 20,000 acres! Gee, ours is just a drop... or water vapor compared to theirs! ;)
Chasing emus on motorbikes sound like fun... for you, not the emu. Would be funny to watch!
Ever caught one??? ...I suppose not. ;p
eehan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
Never even got close to catching an emu, but damn they certainly look funny when they run, no doubt about it!
Lomomaniac Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
This wakes remote Memories - I loved the desert and the red earth.
very beautiful and strong colors.
eehan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
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Mar 20, 2008, 10:53:34 AM