Travel Theme : Shadows

Shadows can be everywhere when the sun shines, and shine it does most of the time in Australia. The heat can be over-powering.

When we travel north it is always a priority to find a camp spot with shady trees. Just outside Katherine in the Northern Territory we knew of a delightful shady camp ground behind the Springvale Homestead. This beautiful old stone building is the oldest surviving homestead in the Northern Territory and has a fascinating history. Click here to visit the post I wrote in August 2012 when we stayed there.

I Googled “Springvale homestead history” to check the dates and facts and I was absolutely amazed to see my post pop up at the top of the list….

So for the theme of shadows that Ailsa of ” Where’s my backpack”  has challenged us with this week I thought I would revisit the homestead and the amazing Indian rain trees that Mary Giles planted in 1879.

Indian rain trees

Indian rain trees

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Springvale homestaed

Springvale homestead

Looking through the archives I came across this photo below, and couldn’t resist popping it in….

A walk into the sunset

A walk into the sunset

 

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Travel Theme : Shadows

  1. Lovely photos! I lived in the Santa Cruz (CA) mountains one winter, and the full moon cast shadows as brightly as the sun. That’s without any other light source around, of course!

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  2. We take a great shadows, along the way, Wu-Wei.

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  3. What a lovely place

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  4. What a lovely place! I love the ‘long shadows’! 😉

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    • Thanks Dianne, It was a lovely place to stay and they also have things happen on weekends, craft markets etc and do a delightful devonshire tea

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  5. Wonderful photos, Pommepal. Love that last one. Two long, thin people, holding hands. 🙂

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  6. I’ve never seen such long shadows! what a great photo! the tree is beautiful, too.

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    • G’day Deanna, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. The sun was right on the horizon for that photo. We look like giants don’t we?

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