Got out to the country

I went to Seymour around Christmas time. It’s an hour’s drive from Melbourne. We were in the country, on a large property with orchard, bee boxes, chicken and cows. It was very warm and we were warned that there could be snakes 😦 so we did not venture too far away from the house. Even then, the views were great.

Here are a couple of gouache paintings I managed to complete while I was there.

After 2 nights, I left for home and my friend who was still there saw a snake heading towards him (he was sitting at our usual breakfast table outdoor). Gulp, he threw his iPad at it – the only thing he was holding – and luckily it changed its course! It was a big brown snake of about 2 meters – supposedly rather dangerous! It’s did not show itself again, thank goodness! I am so glad I wasn’t there and didn’t see it!

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