Posts Tagged ‘rural Australia’

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Landcare Awards

August 10, 2009

Here’s a random bit of Aussie information for you.

As I write this, voting is open for the Victorian LandCare Heroes Awards – with a people’s choice category. I have just jumped onto the site to vote for some people who own a property formerly owned by members of my family – the work these people have done to the land is astounding.

LandCare is an Australian land management system, in which volunteers seek to use sustainable and environmentally friendly land management practices where possible. Australians from many walks of life can be involved, many of whom are farmers and Indigenous Australians.

I encourage you to go and check out the nominees for the awards at http://vic.landcareheroes.com/nominees/victorian-landcare-awards-nominees, and consider voting for your favourite!

More information on what LandCare* can be found at http://www.landcareonline.com/.

*I am not personally involved in LandCare. Some of my extended family members are, and it’s amazing to see what they have done with their land. I was able to study LandCare during a unit on rural Australian sociology back in 2008, as part of my university studies;and was impressed with the way it fosters community development and participation, as well as encouraging farmers to develop sustainable practices.
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Photo Prints for Sale

January 19, 2009
Copyright M. Lokot 2009

Copyright M. Lokot 2009

As I have mentioned before, my husband and I have a small range of photographs, art prints, greeting cards and t-shirts available for sale through the website RedBubble.Com. To view and purchase prints of our work, please visit the following bubblesites:

http://mattlokot.redbubble.com/works

http://flokot.redbubble.com/works

If you have a redbubble profile and want to visit our profiles, we can be found at:

http://www.redbubble.com/people/flokot

http://www.redbubble.com/people/mattlokot

Copyright F.Lokot 2008

Copyright F.Lokot 2008

Copyright M.Lokot 2009

Copyright M.Lokot 2009

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A-Moo

July 14, 2008

Saturday 26 April 2008 approximately 1pm

Yesterday – took a trip to the country. The cows were feeling agitated at us snapping photos of them. So, when one cow sneezed, the other leapt into the air in fright.

P.S. Is it a-choo or a-moo?

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268. House On A Hill With Sunlight

July 2, 2008

Copyright F. Lokot 2008

Photograph (Nikon D40), June 2008.

Cropping and colour adjustments made in iPhoto.

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243. Sunset

May 20, 2008

Copyright F. Lokot 1999

Photograph, October 1999.

I took this photo on an old 35 mm film camera, I can’t remember what make it was. Sorry. It wasn’t a good, flashy one by any means. This was a sunset over my original home town, Leongatha. I would’ve been 17 years old at the time I took this. My photo collection goes back to when I was about 11 or 12 years old. I really enjoy taking snapshots of everyday life.

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Visit To The Farm

May 17, 2008

Copyright F. Lokot 2008

Sunday 17 February 2008 – 7.45 pm (approx)

Yesterday, spent the day the day at the family farm. It was so wonderful to return there. I miss it so much. I used to go there every weekend.

(tractor shed)

(old dairy)

(paddock for sick calves)

(various aunts and uncles)

(new farm house)

(orchard – plums are ripe)

(Dad, mowing the lawn)

(… to major tourist road)

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National Park Day Out

March 13, 2008

National Park Visual Diary

Sunday 3 February 2008 –

At the local National Park. NP’s are great ways of experiencing the Australian bushland.

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