Good Morning Adelaide

by frogpondsrock on September 28, 2012

in ceramics,fauna and flora,Fun,real life,scenery

I arrived safe and soundly in Adelaide last night after a very, very long train journey. I was ready to be off the train after seven hours of enforced inactivity, but of course I had to stay on the train for a further four hours.

I have to register at the conference main desk at 8 am this morning so this is just a quick hello to share the photos I took on the train. After much dithering I left the Nikon at home as I didn’t want to lug the great heavy thing about the place, so these photos are courtesy of my camera phone.

There were paddocks full of wheat as far as the eye could see and the symmetrical rows created an optical illusion, where I could almost see something jumping from row to row in the back of the paddock. Drop bears probably.


The paddocks full of canola were very pretty. No illusions here.

As a Tasmanian woman, I am used to hills and mountains and I found the flat country a bit unsettling, especially when lines from B-grade horror movies started to pop into my head. Luckily there was only wheat and canola and not a cornfield in sight.

It was a glorious day and the blocks of colour, the blues and yellows and greens were absolutely lovely in their colourful flatness.


And so here I am quickly tapping this out, super quickly before I go and immerse myself in all things ceramic. If you use instagram I am on there as @frogpondsrock and I will be sharing photos throughout the weekend with the hashtag #subversiveclay

{ 9 comments }

Toushka Lee September 28, 2012 at 7:16 am

I love fields of canola. so pretty. so yellow.
I don’t think I’d do well on a train for that long. Looking forward to seeing more of the triennale. xx

Lucy September 28, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Hellooo!!!
Glad you had arrived in RADelaide safe and sound on the big, flat island.
Can’t wait for the ceramic shots.

Love, Lucy xxx

Alison Dennehy October 5, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Just dropping in to say hello, sending love to you and yours.

Alison Dennehy October 5, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Whoops, wrong address. Trying that again :)

Sharon @ Funkenwagnel October 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Ive never been to Adelaide, but those are the exact views of the town I just moved out of! Makes for a delicious Spring

Jebaru October 8, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Flat. Yes. Are you Julie Andrewsing now?

frogpondsrock October 9, 2012 at 7:40 am

Not quite, BUT I do feel happy sitting here 415 metres above sea level, surrounded by proper hills. Oh and thanks for the ear worm.

Jebaru October 10, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I aim to please :P

Elephant's Child October 12, 2012 at 11:13 am

Late to the party (thanks to feedburner). I like Adelaide – and the Adelaide hills are delightful. I agree with you about the flatness. It probably was those tricky drop bears you saw.

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