Friday, April 1, 2011

far from the madding crowd


This week marks the end of daylight savings here in NSW.  The morning was quite chilly but the afternoon was glorious.  After my morning session in the Practice and when the baby awoke we bundled all the gang into the car and headed out west to the escarpment of the Southern Highlands.  Through a dirt track, old dairy country, and through numerous gates where you need to get out of the car, hold open and then close behind you, we ended up at this old abandoned slab hut.  Views across  Wollondilly Valley to Kanangra Walls of the Blue Mountains.   Perfect place for a picnic.  Now there  are beef cattle roaming around.  Lots of wet steaming cow pats to watch out for.  But thankfully this time of the year, no flies.  Imagine what it would have been like living there 100 years ago?  A beautiful and calming way to end the week.  I hope you had a lovely end too.

Linking in with Maxabella for more happiness and notes of gratitude.

Post script 18th June 2011:
  I awoke and thought about this trip this morning.  It is so cold here  now and I remember sitting in the warm afternoon glow feeling so peaceful.  Hence rewinding at the fibro today as it is a bit of a love post.  There are lots of other interesting memories there too.

16 comments:

Felicity said...

What an ideal way to spend a day.
I really need to dust off our picnic basket and go for a bit of a country adventure soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

x Felicity

Maxabella said...

You take me on such a soothing journey with your beautiful posts. x

Emma said...

Such beautiful photos. I can taste the fresh country air from here!

Kellie said...

Oh, how beautiful. Makes me so miss living in the country. Gorgeous photos too.

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh what a lovely life you live. Che is a sweetheart, i bet he leads you on all sorts of adventures. We're living not far from that area you visited, hoping to buy there soon for a piece of bliss too with our large family. Love Posie

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

What a glorious day - full of beauty, discovery, slowness and love. Prefect.

Pieni Lintu said...

Oh happiness and nice shots!!!

Anya adores said...

I love the images - and loved to read your blog. Can't wait for picnic weather in good old DANELAND - will be simply fab.
Following you -please come and see me sometimes, hope you'll follow to. :O)
PS:
A xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photographs. A lovely week on your blog Jillian.
Take care Jude x

Rachel said...

Beautiful day! Thanks for sharing your escape.

Shelley said...

What beautiful photos and memories to share with your family. I'm a country girl who moved to the city 15 years ago, but you've taken me right back there with these images. Thanks for sharing. Popping in from Maxabellas. x

m.e (Cathie) said...

i feel like I am sitting there on the picnic blanket with you!
beautiful images.

happy weekend to you ♥

Muddled Up Mumma said...

Love your photos. Something about the rustic old buildings... Thanks for the reminder that daylight savings ends too!

Lauren said...

how wonderful! and what lovely photos!

Two Tuesdays said...

I'm definitely going on a picnic today! Delightful shots! Love them.

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

What a beautiful day! I recognise some of that scenery...

Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro.