Happiness as Anarchy #66: Landscape

Moving through the landscape is something I’ve always found inspiring and exciting. It brings a new perspective and sense of space. Maybe that’s what drives the traveller in me. Maybe it comes from growing up in the bush. Maybe it’s what underpins my interest in wine – a liquid expression of landscape. I love the simplicity of the road trip – you just get in the car and go, absorbing the landscapes into your being as you move, adding to the store of memories collected during a lifetime.

Happiness as Anarchy #26: Being a Passenger

Sometimes the little joys sneak up me from behind, tap me on the shoulder and sprinkle some fairy dust on my toes. It happened today as I sat in the car coming home from a work trip. Living in the country I spend a bit of time in the car and 98% of the time, I’m driving. How delightful it was to sit in the back seat, cruising the country roads of north central Victoria looking out the window. The sunset was stunning – dark clouds, slashes of gold, and grand old trees standing vibrant green paddocks. A feast for the eyes and I even took a few photos as we beetled down the road. Another luxury of the back seat is that one has the choice of joining the conversation and or drifting off into thoughts.

I caught this one halfway between Heathcote and Kyneton, just before we descended the valley to cross the Campaspe River on the old wooden bridge.