Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Penong, South Australia

Sand dunes on the ocean's edge as see from the Durant's home.

After spending a couple of days in the “Middle of Nowhere,” I can see why someone would call this part of the country home. The austere beauty and serenity of the Australian bush evokes a harmony that begs one to stop and take it all in.

Cindy and Bruce built their home in Penong fifteen years ago. Both are avid surfers, (as is their 15-year-old son, Dylan;) and the local tides, winds and ocean swells produce some of the best surfing in South Australia. The beaches are just minutes from their property and the view of the ocean and sand dunes from their 7,000 acres provides an unmatched panorama.

Beautiful vistas from every angle...

Cindy & Bruce's dog, Billy, and I enjoying a morning walk on the property. Billy's spotted the kanagroos... full-time residents to this area.
For more images from Penong, click the link above.

Cindy and a recent glass creation... it will be 'slumped' into the shape of a vessel in it's final firing.

Cindy is an accomplished glass artist who works from her studios on their property. I met Cindy at Haystack Mountain School on Deer Isle (Me.) last August, where we attended a glass bead making class together.

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