How strange that the colours we associate cooling weather are so hot and spicy. It's partly the turning leaves and newly-lit fires, of course, but I wonder if it's also a last-ditch yearning for the summer just gone.
The "fuel" sign is on the main street of Tenterfield, the home of Peter Allen and Tenterfield terriers. Despite so much to boast, the town is rather dilapidated ... so many windows covered with security grills hint that all is not right.
The vintage chair and lollipop rug are in the children's section at the New England Regional Art Museum in Armidale, which reportedly has the best collection of any regional gallery in Australia — thanks to Howard Hinton's donation of more than 1,000 works, the walls are heavy with pieces by the likes of Hans Heysen, Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Norman Lindsay, Margaret Preston and Thea Proctor.