My Rural Town


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I live on the out-skirts of Geelong, and the city is a reasonable size with a population of 240,000. But here I am, virtually on the town’s northwestern back fence, and only a dead-end dirt road is outside my front door.

The back fences of north-west Geelong                                   The dirt lane outside my home.

At the end of my dirt lane is a walking path that I use frequently. I can walk to my favourite coffee venue, The Moorabool Valley Chocolate Cafe, set in a rustic homestead with a beautiful view over the Moorabool River Valley. Attached link is a poem about the cafe.

The view over the Moorabool Valley                                        Sunset along the walking path

The featured image at the beginning of the post is of our local mountain ranges, called the You-Yangs. Here the picture is taken from Geelong’s Eastern Park/Botanical Gardens, looking across Corio Bay towards the You-Yangs.

A Slide-show of pictures from around our City By The Bay

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Ivor Steven (c)  2018

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

29 thoughts on “My Rural Town”

    1. I enjoyed going around and taking some pic’s, I’ve taken lot’s, and I was thinking of doing a slideshow too, maybe I might update my post.


      1. I’ll give it go, I’ve never done one, so here goes. Oh Sue could you tell Peter to look in his spam, a lot of my recent comments seem to be flying off into spam. ???

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      2. The timing worked well because I was just about to comment on his Sunday lyrics. I’ve done it now and mentioned you might be in the spam folder 😊

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      3. I love the slide show. You live in a beautiful spot Ivor 😊
        I’ve had a spot of bother with making this comment on your site too, so went to notifications instead. So you might end up with two of the same. I had the same problem on someone else’s site too.

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      4. Thanks Sue It’s only started today I think, maybe I’ll reboot, or try an app update. YEAH , that was my first go at a slide-show, oh wow, watch-out everybody, there could be Ivor photos fly everywhere, hehehe….

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  1. you live in such an amazing place on our earth Ivor. i loved the photo tour, i can see how inspired you get just stepping out into your back yard! were those pelicans i spotted? i loved their proud parade!

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