Skip to main content


As soon as I approached the paddock to take a photo of the ducks they took off and flew over the graveyard behind the church.

This was taken on a frosty morning in Windyer which is out Mudgee way. A repost to participate in Julie's Taphophile Tragics community.  There continues to be a wonderful variety of posts from around the world while my specialty is country Australia.


  1. Not a bad spot for "eternal rest", is it?

  2. I agree with Letty. To know that the early morning light strikes a tombstone like that, that the ground is frozen with white frost, that the duck take flight ... that a photographer tippy-toes yet still crackles the blades of grass ... a blissful eternal rest.

  3. I like the layers tombstones, the light and the white ducks, who look like little angels or fairies.

  4. Yes, this is cemetery style that I like best. The colors are perfect, too.

  5. The morning light hitting the tombstones and ducks in flight is breathtaking. (The cold air too i imagine)

  6. This looks like a fantastic graveyard! Love the old stones.

  7. Tall interesting looking headstones! Love how the light seems to turn one to almost gold while the others offer a circling frame of grey!

  8. This looks like another old cemetery that has gotten a bit overgrown!

  9. You know, I go into cemeteries that are neat, well maintained, easy to get around. And I think they are great.

    I also go into cemeteries that are dishevelled, overgrown, tumbling down, and broken. And I think they are great.

    I love long stems of grass laden with seed bowing in the breeze which the headstones covered in moss, just stand there, erect and mute. I love that contrast.

    I love country NSW graveyards, and I have not touched upon the people as yet!!

    Thanks or directing us to this post. I stand by my original comments.

  10. Beautiful picture. Such an amazing looking cemetery.

  11. That is special to see so much birds flying there. Is there something nice to eat, or do they enjoy the sun.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The filmy veil of greenness

We crossed the border into Victoria cruising down a lovely timbered road before breaking into the rich dairy country of Gippsland. It is wonderful to see the land green after more than 10 years of very dry weather. But most of the state of Victoria is still drought declared.

The Pasture by Robert Frost
"I'm going out to clean the pasture spring;
I'll only stop to rake the leaves away
(And wait to watch the water clear, I may):
I sha'n't be gone long. You come too.

I'm going out to fetch the little calf
That's standing by the mother. It's so young,
It totters when she licks it with her tongue.
I sha'n't be gone long. You come too."

The end

I retire from the workforce this week and to celebrate have decided to retire my current blogs and start afresh with a single consolidated blog - My Bright Field - to record the delights of my new life adventure.
If you are interested follow me over there.  I will still be Sweet Wayfaring and collecting Royal Hotels.  The delights I discover along the way will appear together with my gardens and towns where I live.

Book Now

Over the road from the rose gardens in Bendigo, a beaut second hand bookshop.