Farmyard Mysteries

While up at Welshmans Reef I came across a couple of interesting things. Firstly, I discovered that mum has been keeping a pet bird out in the garden. It eats very little and doesn't have an annoying chirp because it's dead!

Later on, while walking around the paddock I came across what looks suspiciously like a mortar and pestle. Perhaps it was a crudely fashioned kitchen tool from the goldrush era, or perhaps even older from the local indigenous mob? It's currently at the Melbourne Museum getting assessed.

The blue image in the photo below is a night time exposure of a tree featured previously in this blog. I double exposed it by mistake. Or is it a dreamtime ghost alerting me to the sacred nature of this found mortar and pestle?