Life's a pretty precious...

Life's a pretty precious...

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

BELLO PEOPLE...


Not technically a "Bello Person", she has more power and presence than any human as she runs through our lives. The Bellinger river - serene, fresh and clear or tempestuous and dangerous in flood both divides and connects our town and valley. From her source at the foot of the mountains to the sea where she meets the Kalang River at Urunga (meaning where two rivers meet) she is awesome in her beauty. 
Legend has it that the Bellinger Valley was dominated by a feminine presence so strong that it kept the local Aboriginal men away. 

Early morning from my balcony above the Bellinger River, end of winter low, awaiting the summer rains...

I have been one of the Bello people for almost 18 years, drawn here because of its natural paradise and its amazing eclectic community.










I have been washing walls, touching up paint and oiling doors - ongoing joys of being a home owner. The ladder was there - A prop! I showered, changed, and tried to fit myself into the rungs! 

My vest, pre loved, discovered in a fabulous Op Shop (Op meaning Opportunity) in Newtown, Sydney. It's velvet and I love it. 

The gypsy shawl has appeared in a couple of earlier blogs. I love wrapping shawls around pants and skirts...

Pre loved stretch jeans discovered in Vinnies for $5 - almost brand new!




















My beloved red Justin western boots - J.B. brought them back from Texas after a trip there in 1985. They've been re heeled and worn and worn... with various costumes. 













 




 










The well heeled ladies on 
 Gelato Bar wall...


Bello people...a cast of colourful 
individuals from all corners of 
the globe, drawn here by the same reasons
I was...They're colourful, earthy, outrageous, 
conservative, young, elderly, farmers, 
arty, sporty, famous, sassy, hippie...

I am always entertained, bowled over, amazed...and grateful that I am part 
of this extraordinary community.   





 






Bernie,
dressed by Vintage...





























Jillian, the queen of pre-loved clothing and accessories... 




Bruce and Robert from Gelato Bar travelling through the 1950's 
on the drinks refrigerator...















 Luke, creatively 
stylish...dressed 
by Pre-Loved and 
Vintage... 












 



 Lovely Hanna from Gelato Bar, creative, unique...







Julie...a little bit hippie, a little bit urban...








 Mary Bernadette, dancer, motorcyclist... 




Tos, approaching 80, always colourful, always creative, wise, outrageous...






Other Bello people...stunning at the market.

















 Sleeping Aboriginal Man at sunset...he's high above the valley...



Linking to http://notdeadyetstyle.com/time-for-an-adventure-visible-monday