My trips are famous for detours. On my last trip to mum’s, I took a random turn right and ended up travelling via Crookwell in the Upper Lachlan Shire (NSW Australia). It is no surprise that a wind farm full of turbines functions briskly on hills around the town – Crookwell’s weather lends itself to it beautifully! My visit on a Spring November day coincided with storms and sleet blowing in my face! Storm clouds provided a great backdrop for the Information Centre pictured here.
Seriously Crookwell is known for having it’s own weather system – unique to the rest of the state! On the other hand, the surrounding countryside is superb. True Aussie scenery … rolling hills, expanses of farmland, farmers who actually wave as you drive past, a lone echidna waddling down the roadside, a stockman in the ‘long paddock’ (taking his cattle down the road), and all the delights of now defunct little villages with barely an old church to mark their existence (more photos to come!).
HDR image processed from a single jpeg in Photomatix and finished in CS3.