Relaxed

The day started cloudy and rainy, turned sunny and then back to cloudy. Windy all day.

 

We attended the opening morning reception of a portrait exhibit at the local Stockyard Gallery in Foster – a delightful event with champagne, fruit plates and tons of people. The focus of the show was to exhibit a portrait of someone local and included work from the schools as well as adult submissions. Fun and lovely!

 

While we were in town we made a stop at the available op shops in search of a replacement carry on bag – mine came off of the Melbourne conveyor belt with the wheels missing and the whole bottom support in pieces. Luckily, the wharehouse shop had one that was just the right size. With a little cleaning up it will work out fine.

 

After a yummy late lunch we visited Anne’s Big Pet, a huge Charolais steer who has become the farm mascot. The other cattle were a bit jealous of the extra silage that the Big Pet was hand fed; some of them became brave enough to take some, too, when the Big Pet’s mouth was full!

(Hmmmm…. Not sure why this pic is sideways….)

A little visit to see the Studio House which Anne intends to turn into a vacation house – quite comfy and so wonderfully appointed! – plus the adjoining studio space that is still being readied. It will certainly make a grand spot for friends to come and create while they enjoy the cattle in the front paddock!

 

And then a small hike to the sea wall and beach. High tide kept us from actually walking the beach, but it was so simply beautiful with the birds, water, rushes, tea trees and open sky. Hope to get back to the beach another time while here.

 

And to top off the day, we saw about two dozen kangaroos in one of the paddocks on our way back to the house. A fire in the fireplace, a glass of wine and all is right with the world.

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