This is the third in my series on Border Downs. We had the pleasure of visiting our daughter who lives with her partner on this remote farm in southern Victoria, bordering South Australia. We have now visited “Border Downs” several times and I am starting to find it quite a special place. This time I decided to try and tell a story with my photographs. Here our daughter is meeting Spencer for the first time. Spencer has been acquired to catch foxes. Here Anna is lost in the moment as Spencer jumps up to greet her for the first time. This is a special moment for a parent to observe, a window into the kind of woman our daughter has grown up to be. I am overwhelmed ,,,,, However, this was a watershed day in her life. A few weeks later, after the dust had settled, I built up the courage to show her the photo and her response was “Dad, I looked happy”. Looking back across the line offers quite a different perspective. We never know what is around the corner or how we will be called upon. Both living in the moment and knowing how to “be called upon” are quite different things. I have always felt an adequate parent in the good times, but I have learned that the hard times are the ones that define ones adequacy, or not.