Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ballina Community Gardens ( Revisited )

 I went back today to take  some more photos on their 1st birthday.  Nice day , nice weather , nice people . There isn't much more to say but 3 hours went in what seemed like 30 minutes .   A pity I live so far away or I would be in there too but to anyone living in or  around Ballina at least go and have a look , its great and I look forward to seeing the next 12 months  updates.

I have made a separate Album on my Photo bucket site and you can view the photos from this link .

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ballina Community Gardens July 2012

Looking South East
Through a strange quirk of fate  I met "Michelle" at a stall yesterday and discovered Ballina Community Gardens.  I dont know why there arent more of these in every town and city in the country , it isnt as if there isnt many , many acres  lying around that councils spend many , many dollars a year mowing and maintaining . And while I imagine a lot of red tape needs to be sorted  this one is having an OPEN DAY  on Sunday 29th of this month from 10 am until 2pm  for their 1st birthday .I will be there , cameras in hand ...

They have a website    Ballina Community Gardens    and are on Facebook as well .

If anyone is interested  to look at  photos I took this morning go to this LINK  to Photobucket .

It is amazing what these people have achieved in such a short time and I take my hat off to ALL of them..


"parlez vous francais ?" "Oui ."
Down by the compost bins

Sunday, July 15, 2012

BACK to BRUNSWICK Hot Rod Run 2012

 Back to Brunswick Hot Rod Run  2012 at Brunswick Heads NSW .(Nice place but don't tell  the "touros" .) What a difference a day makes.  Fun after yesterdays disaster when I stuffed up 95 frames . Shit happens :).  
 And as usual the link is here  to the photos at a smaller file size on Photobucket .
If you want to download any make sure to  "left click " to enlarge before downloading or you will ONLY get the smaller size ..
PS   They assure me this wasn't a setup , just the order they turned up in ..

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Animal Rescue Dogs

 Zoe  " The Flea" almost 12 months on . I found her on an animal rescue  website  called   Pet Rescue  after contacting  Jack Russel Rescue to see if they had  a suitable pup available .Like most rescue shelter people I have met or talked to they ALL need to be knighted .

The 1st photo was taken the morning I picked her up and we are coming down the "hill"  from  Armidale Animal Shelter  back to the coast .  It had snowed up there a few days before and was freezing  .

The 2nd photo was taken the next morning at Airforce Beach and was interesting to see a "bush" dog meet the ocean , sand and about  20 degrees warmer  . I put them on collars and a 30 foot lead and within a few minutes Puki was
 walking the "new kid"  . He has always had the Patience of Job and his current situation is like us looking after  a grandkid 24/7 !  YEP.

The 3rd photo was taken yesterday and as you can see she is no longer a bag of bones and has developed into a wonderful little dog that has conned everyone she comes into contact with including the 45 kilo Rotty cross that lives here . Within a day or two she became HIS little sister and they are now the best mates even eating out
 of the SAME bowl ..

So why the post ?  

There are hundreds of thousands of dogs like Zoe put down every year in this country through no fault of their own . If you are thinking of getting a pup or dog  how about contacting a shelter or rescure  first ?   

Holty ( and the kids)