Frontage country by golftragic

Frontage country

Another view of the red-gum frontage country near the swimming beach on the river.
How I love red-gums. this photo captures dryness and summer. I hope there is enough water there for swimming
February 16th, 2020  
@ethelperry Oh yes Ethel, plenty of water in the river, running a banker and all, yes all (!!) bound for South Australia. According to Leroy SA was very shrewd at Federation and locked in 'high security' water rights. NSW, and some extent, Victoria were not nearly as savvy. The Edward (an anabranch of the Murray) has long been used for SA's water to bypass the Barmah choke and the highly saline Kerang area. So farmers and others like my poor son have had zero water allocations for the past two years and watch all this water going SA's way while they farm a dust-bowl. Any challenge to this situation is met by SA pollies coming out attacking like enraged black widow spiders. The Riverina has been absolutely wasted for the past two years. The last dairy cockie left Deniliquin about six months ago, the rice mill in Deni is moth-balled (probably permanently), rice-mill in Leeton battling, horticulture is just about non-existent, almost no rice, towns are desperate while the Crow-eaters whinge. So far as I can tell, privatisation of the water market has been nothing short of a disaster with much of the water now in the greedy hands of investors/companies only in it for the money. Sorry, I do know you hail originally from SA, nothing personal intended.
February 16th, 2020  
Nice to see some healthy gums that haven't been through a fire ... lets hope it stays that way ..
February 16th, 2020  
@julzmaioro Hear, hear!!!
February 16th, 2020  
This reminds me so much of the McKenzie Park in Hawaii near to the shot I posted today...also destroy the lava flow
February 16th, 2020  
Lovely image. This water debate is a hot topic! Last year we drove through Broken Hill coming home through Wentworth on the Murray and was surprised to see a recently constructed water pipe running the whole 270kms. It pumping out of the Murray to BH. It was absurdly dry the whole distance between the two towns and the communities and farms along the way could not tap into the pipe because it belonged to the Murray-Darling Water Co and was destined for the town of Broken Hill. It was heartbreaking to see. I hope this whole issue of water gets addressed sooner rather than later.
February 16th, 2020  
@jgpittenger Oh gosh, there must've been heaps and heaps of stuff destroyed that we have no notion of.
February 16th, 2020  
@teodw Oh yes, you're so right. It's time our beloved government showed some unity and some bloody back-bone and tackled the whole water issue as a matter of national urgency (get the states out of the whole thing!! Deal with nationally). Same goes for the whole debacle and divide about coal. Coal's gone, whether or not we like it.
February 16th, 2020  
No sorry needed. I was born in Qld, educated in NSW, University in SA, and moved to Vic in 1961. Michael came from WA.
February 16th, 2020  
@ethelperry Whew. Didn't want to offend you.
February 16th, 2020  
Terrific capture :)
February 16th, 2020  
I have to agree with you Marnie on the poor handling of the whole water issue. Allowing water to be bought just to be sold at a profit is just not right. I do like your photo though - and the little glimpse of the river. :)
February 16th, 2020  
Love your pic fav
February 16th, 2020  
Lovely image Marnie. It seems that many mistakes have been made with our river systems. Water shouldn't be allowed to be traded as a profit making enterprise.
February 16th, 2020  
Beautiful landscape shot
February 16th, 2020  
Beautiful capture. Reading your comments my heart breaks. This is our future. Unfortunately, only profit counts.
February 16th, 2020  
Lovely image. Water issues are such a gawd awful mess. Hope that the government can find its backbone and get the profit motive out of the soup...
February 17th, 2020  
Beautiful big trees, but no undergrowth. The water allocation system seems so unfair.
February 17th, 2020  
Love these beautiful trees
February 17th, 2020  
@gilbertwood Thanks Denise.
February 18th, 2020  
@777margo Thanks
February 18th, 2020  
@robz @merrelyn Many thanks to both of you, we're all on the same page!!!!
February 18th, 2020  
February 18th, 2020  
@haskar You're quite right Haskar, depressing isn't it??
February 18th, 2020  
@dide Rarely any undergrowth in that kind of country Dianne, just lots of leaves, bark and dropped branches. Red-gums have a nasty habit of just suddenly dropping branches, lots of unwary/uninformed campers been caught out that way. Most dangerous in really hot weather, the theory is that a pocket of sap gets too hot and expands/ liquifies and blows the branch off.
February 18th, 2020  
@dide The water allocation thing stinks and is very unfair. Apart from the unholy rush for the almighty dollar by investors and foreign companies the main problem stems from the fact that our states (separate colonies till 1900) still retain all sorts of powers that prevent the Commonwealth government taking action.
February 18th, 2020  
@golftragic yes I’ve heard about the falling branch danger, but not the theory behind it. Interesting.
February 18th, 2020  
@dide On a still night you sometimes hear this very loud bang/crack and know that another big branch has bitten the dust.
February 18th, 2020  
What an amazing bit of trivia on red gums about their branches dropping off! Never knew that. I love the composition of this.
February 18th, 2020  
nice
February 18th, 2020  
@casablanca Thanks Casa.
February 19th, 2020  
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