Donor Visits in Australia

06/07/2016 at 20:30 Leave a comment


Seymour VICThis was my trip today. Three donors in 105km and back. Melbourne, Kilmore and Seymour Victoria.

The donors are amazing, wonderful, warm, welcoming people. We had insightful discussions about their work, passions and experiences. And they allowed me to learn and ask questions.

It’s “winter” in Oz – 50F, foggy and rainy most of the day. But that rain makes everything SO GREEN. Like golf course green except on undulating hills w sheep and cattle and horses.

I couldn’t take pics at 110kph but trust me. To my left and right it looked like Tolkien land. Low mist, green carpet dotted with grazing animals, lifting to hills and plateaus covered in dense fog. Ethereal would be a good word.

And then my last appointment, I arrived at a donor’s home in Seymour for lunch. The skies broke, the sun came out and we sat in a big bay window overlooking the Goulburn River with Gum, Eucalyptus and Olive trees waving in the wind.

This last conversation of the day with beautiful people in their 150 year home. They shared history – all those years ago gold came across the river and into town on the road in front of their home. They shared their garden full of ripe grapefruit and limes/lemons. And rose and peach trees now in winter dormant state but huge. Their olive orchard is amazing. They are generous to a fault with their time and more including sending me home with not only their kind hospitality but fresh lemons from their tree and EVOO from their orchard. #Lifeisgood because of good people and an amazing country worth exploring one day at a time.

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