Saturday, July 7, 2012

Oil and Water

Well the two people who got closest to guessing the What is it piccie for this week

were: Kristen M with her guess of “a dark liquid”;
and Linda G came close by accident with her guess of an ‘oil spill’

Well let’s just hold that answer for the moment.
This morning was a hard frost down here. Which was good, because the way our weather works it means we more than likely have a sunny day afterwards.
And today was a glorious sunny winter day! It was so nice to see the sun after weeks of dreary wet weather.
As usual Deb and I were out and about. I took up my oft time habit of waterfall hunting.
And I found a doozy!

The Wombelano Falls are up in the mountains near Kinglake, less than an hour’s drive from here.
I guess now is about as good as they get with all the rain we have been having.
On the way home I paused to get this piccie of the evening mist creeping into the valleys below.

Finally I couldn’t resist the sunset!

Now back to the mystery piccie.

It was part of my lunch last Sunday!
On our way home from Cape Paterson Deb and I paused in a little town and tried a local restaurant.
One of the items on the menu was a “tasting plate” featuring a mix of local produce. I couldn’t help but choose it.
I don’t know if it was deliberate irony, but my plate (in the foreground)
featured not only fried quail, but emu sausages. As well there was a selection of Gippsland cheeses and some bread to dip in a local olive oil with balsamic reduction.  So Kristen was right with “dark liquid” and Linda was right on with oil, although it wasn’t spilled and it certainly wasn’t a petrochemical!


Linda G. said...

LOL! You are so sneaky!

Old Kitty said...

But there's an eye in it!!!

Emu sausages?!?! Good grief! :-)

Take care

mshatch said...

oh wow I love the waterfall pic and the mist and the sunset! Exceptionally lovely :)

Kristen M. said...

Balsamic vinegar is much better than blood. :) And that waterfall is absolutely gorgeous, as is the sunset.

Lisa said...

It's amazing how many incredible landscapes are within driving distance of where you live! That waterfall is glorious.

MTeacress said...

I'm with Old Kitty. I don't think I've ever heard of emu sausages. (one of my eyebrows is raised even as I type it)

Al said...

Hi Linda,
Only a bit!

Hi Jennifer,
No eye, just oil and vinegar. Yummm.
The sausage was OK too.

Hi Marcy,
It was a real treat to get to photograph so much beauty in the space of a couple of hours!

Hi Kristen,
I agree balsamic and olive oil yummm!

Hi Lisa,
Yes we are pretty spoilt here in Victoria!

Hi Michelle,
Is that an air of disbelief?
Turkeys are a native American bird that get farmed and eaten.
Emus are kind of the same, only a whole lot bigger.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky. (But a gorgeous waterfall!)