Weekly photo challenge: The hills are alive with optimism


Optimism is the only way forward for our Tumbarumba Shire!

This week’s photo challenge is all about Optimism.

This week show us something you’re optimistic about…..

Our town maybe small but our Shire is huge in both area and spirit.  We have only a few short weeks to let the State politicians know that we do not want to amalgamate with another shire.  There are many reasons why but I won’t go into them here.

I am filled with optimism when I see all the locals who have joined forces to fight the incompetent decision that was made by a bureaucrat sitting in an office a million miles away, who knows nothing about our town and its community.  Much of the information in the reports they have circulated is incorrect and cannot be taken seriously but we are supposed to take this decision lying down. No way are we doing that!

To see the people turn out for a public meeting, to offer to help in any way, to join social media to protest the decision, to rally at short notice when a TV crew turned up in town, to step up and speak out….it makes the word optimism come alive. I am so proud to live in this community and know that together we will do our best to overturn this decision.

My photo of our hill in the glorious afternoon sunshine, has been used on the Save Tumbarumba Shire social media sites and I like to think that it too expresses optimism.

The hills are alive with optimism!  Wish us luck in our campaign.

Deb 🙂



  One thought on “Weekly photo challenge: The hills are alive with optimism

  1. January 23, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Good luck and godspeed with the campaign.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. January 23, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I didn’t realise where you were from. We vusited your parts just last yesr. All the best in the campaign Debbie. How wonderful that your photo was used. You live in such a magnificent part of the country.

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    • January 23, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      Thanks for that Miriam. It is a beautiful part of the country and we don’t want to lose our way of life here.

      Liked by 1 person

      • January 23, 2016 at 3:41 pm

        Hopefully you won’t Debbie. Change is not always good or needed.

        Liked by 1 person

        • January 23, 2016 at 3:43 pm

          Very true! We are very capable with lots of community minded people who don’t want to amalgamate our councils. I’ll keep you posted!

          Liked by 1 person

  3. January 23, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Best of luck with the battle – worth fighting for!

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      It most certainly is!! Thanks for your support Tina.


  4. January 23, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    All the best…big is not always better…hoping the optimism energy translates into success.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 23, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks! We are giving it our best shot anyway.


  5. January 23, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    All the best with the campaign Debbie. We’ve been lucky and have been granted to stand alone – I hope you get the same results 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. January 23, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Best of luck with your fight! Never give up!

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 23, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      Thanks Dawn, we don’t intend to give up any time soon. 😊


  7. January 25, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Good luck, Deb… I hope you stay independent!

    Liked by 1 person

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