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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A COLOURFUL WEEKEND

We were invited to spend the weekend in The Blue Mountains with our daughter, Carol and SIL, David. They enjoy visiting there often. The Blue Mts are a few hours drive west of Sydney. So we flew down on Friday and the young ones picked us up at the airport and off we went to Leura, a nice mountain village. They had booked a "country cottage''. I forgot to take a shot of the cottage until leaving on the last day when it was cold and foggy. I was in a hurry and shook the camera.

When we arrived we had lunch in town and bought some groceries and then moved in. I couldn't wait to go in the back garden to take pics of the coloured leaves. We don't get them in sub tropical Brisbane. So it is quite a novelty for us.



Further down the garden was a cute shed which the young ones said would make a good studio either for his composing or her painting. They love the mountains and would love to live here but the commute to work for Carol would be over two hours.

 I saw a bird amongst the colour but I have no idea what type it is.



It was a nice garden.

 The weather was beautiful for the first few days and only a little wet and cold on the last day.

 In the evenings it got a bit cold and we had a fire, another novelty for us.

19 comments:

  1. Diane lovely autumn like in Europe

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  2. Nice to have a reminder of the Autumn colours as we approach Spring. I love the picture with the sun bursting through the leaves.

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  3. Lovely autumn leaves, they do make a complete difference to a scene.
    Pleased you enjoyed your time and a 'fire'.

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  4. I've never been to the Blue Mountains in autumn. It looks beautiful and you must have had a lovely time.

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  5. It looks familiar to me but I can imagine you are used to other temperatures.

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  6. Hello, Diane! The cottage is cute and the Autumn leaves are beautiful. A cozy fire sounds wonderful. Maybe Stewart can help id your bird. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  7. It sounds as if you had a gorgeous weekend. I'm glad you had a chance to enjoy the autumn colors and the fire in the fireplace.

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  8. i just came from a blog where i was jealous over old barns, baby sheep and a baby cow.. now i am jealous over that wonderful cottage, the shed and last and not least the fire place... what a beautiful spot to visit. and live if retired... i want that cottage, and the sheep but here in Florida...

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  9. I always love seeing fall foliage and I know it must have also been a treat for you to see it, Diane. It looks like you all enjoyed a wonderful time together!

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  10. How fun to have a fireplace available in cool weather. I don't think of fall colors in Australia. Very pretty and it looks like you were there at just the right time to see them at their peak.

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  11. Oh how I would like to take another trip to the Blue Mountains haven't been there in years

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  12. A gorgeous place with a beautiful garden Love the cottage and the fire place Your photos are great I especially love the one with the sun shining through the leaves

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  13. That looks like here in the Ardennes in autumn ! Of course for you something special !

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  14. It was a cute cottage. You've got some lovely shots of the garden. Especially the light filtering through the coloured leaves

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  15. Beautiful -- and fun for you to experience Fall!! It is the only seasonal change we experience nowadays (in Oregon -- not here in our subtropical Florida home, where it is supposed to be Spring but feels just about the same as it did in the winter!)

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  16. What a beautiful area for a family holiday. I always forget that you don't experience the Autumn, a truly wonderful season.

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  17. Quite a contrast to our very warm autumn, and delightful too!

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  18. It seemed unusual to see the autumn colors when here in NH the trees are budding for spring and summer. The cottage looked like a great retreat efen in the blurred photo, Diane.

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  19. A lovely cottage and you got your shots of colourful leaves. Autumn in the cold climate is so special when nature takes leave with a blaze of colours. A nice fire, good company and a happy time everything you need in a holiday.

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