….it comes in all shapes and sizes and forms?
Well that’s what we discovered when we got to Deniliquin – which is just a quick (less than an hours) drive up the Cobb Hwy from Echuca.
I’ve got short legs so drew the short straw and sat in the back with another short legged lady while the two ‘fellas’ led the way in the front. Not my favourite place to be because I like to see where we’re going, I’m not keen on looking at things sideways or peering through the middle of the front seat passengers but we can’t have our own way all the time (can I 😊😊)
Rainy days are not the best days for ‘sightseeing’ so as we drove past a visitor Information centre with signage for a cafe on the door we all nodded to each other and mouthed the word Coffee! As well as the Information place and the cafe the building also housed the Peppin Heritage Centre . The Peppin family were early settlers to the local area who specialised in sheep farming, developing the Peppin Merino breed that is associated with wool production in nearly all the Australian states.
It was agreed that we couldn’t just sit there in the car
complaining discussing the much needed precipitation, we were out for the day so while the rain tumbled poured down outside we’d have a wander through the little museum, learn lots about early times, sheep breeding (and hard life in the middle 1800s) on the stations around the Riverina, then, rather than venture out into the cold, wet, windy day to look at the outside displays (yes I know, we’re fair weather tourists) have coffee and cake under the same roof.
When the rain moved on and the skies cleared, – it was time to move on ourselves 😊
Back in the car, aimlessly driving round, and there it was!
When we were up this way last April we looked at some painted grain silos in Rochester just south of Echuca – do you remember the Silo Art I showed you?
Well it appears rural art comes in all shapes and sizes…..and forms!
I’ve lightened this up considerably – the sky wasn’t that blue, the clouds were a lot darker, it was about to rain again so I didn’t even look at the other side lol But I did get this one picture featuring two kookaburras to remember it by😊
Joining in with a weekly meme called Monday Murals.