Big Boys' Toys

This image reminds me of summer — the smell of diesel as trucks rattle over the big bridge into Yass and the red hot heat on my back as I wander downtown to run errands. The basic mix of red, yellow and blue is so sparse and elemental, and yet the children’s toys fill me with joy.

I shot both images in the nearby town of Boorowa. A few girlfriends and I stopped for a pub lunch of fish ‘n’ chips and Resch’s (a rather so-so beer only found in New South Wales) at the Boorowa Hotel. After, we grabbed our cameras and hit the streets for interesting finds.

The darling bulldozer and digger were in a sandpit at St Joseph’s Boorowa, the local Catholic school, and the sign was on an industrial yard on the main street.

It’s amazing what you stumble on when you go looking — exactly what changes when little boys grow into big ones?

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