Monday, January 25, 2010

Just A Little Prettiness 6


It is always wonderful to get out into the bush every so often for city dwellers like us, so when our dear friend R invited us to spend the weekend with her at her retreat at Anglesea we jumped at the opportunity. Just a mere hour and a half from Melbourne, gum trees, grass trees and other unknown stunted native plants have replaced all European plants so widely planted in every garden and park. Colourful parrots and other natives birds are all we can see and hear rather than Indian minors, pigeons and sparrows. It is a beauty so strange and foreign for a first time visitor to the bush; for me this is what Australian country side is all about, it is strange, mysterious and very beautiful indeed. Here are a few of the photos I took randomly around the property that I would like to share with everyone here.

Flowering gum trees

A majestic grass tree

The native vegetation behind the property where we stayed

A cockatoo among the many other native visitors to the garden

28 comments:

  1. WOW! These are lovely pictures! I love all the greenery :)

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  2. oh i really want to visit Australia looks great one day for sure, going to India in Sept for his sisters wedding

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  3. I love these pictures! It's always wonderful to be able to observe nature and its beauty.

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  4. Oops, I commented with my other username (gabby gourmet is for my cooking group) but it was Sook who commented, from My fabulous recipes in case you were wondering. :)

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  5. Nice pics I like very much them!!!!
    Cheers!

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  6. Great photos ! I'm very jealous of the summer sunshine.

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  7. Ancoo,
    Thank you! It is very pretty down there!

    Rebecca,
    Thank you! How exciting! Which part of India?

    Gabby,
    Thank you very much! It is fabulous to be right in the nature!
    haha Sook that is ok! Thank you!

    Ladychef,
    thank you!

    Matteo,
    Thank you! I'm so happy to hear that!!

    Mr Noodles,
    Thanks! It was the perfect weather for the country side :)

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  8. Wow!!! beautiful photos dear:) I love the greenry:)

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  9. That is awsome ! I love the bush!

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  10. gorgeous gorgeous!!! the cuckatoo is brillinat against the sky!

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  11. I t took me a while to appreciate the beauty of the bush and you are dead right about it!

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  12. Rachana Kothari ,
    it is so beautiful in the outback!

    CW,
    Thank you!

    zurin,
    He is great!

    rosa,
    It is true when we are so use to the exotics ! :)

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  13. I am so jealous! Love to konw what you cooked while you were there!

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  14. That is a beautiful grass tree ! This is so refreshing!

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  15. Beautiful ... pictures I can't wait for the summer Thank you for sharing :)


    Have a great day ~

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  16. Thank you for sharing, your photos are wonderfull, I like the cockatoo !

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous pictures...enjoyed them all :-)

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  18. Beautiful pics..Just can't wait the snow to melt so that we can go out for hiking :-)

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  19. Wonderful! Australia has so many beautiful sights and sounds. :) Great pics!

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  20. There is nothing like getting out of the city. You are lucky to have all that wilderness so close.

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  21. What a great chance to see all the wilderness up close. The photos a beautiful. Thanks for sharing. It's so much fun to travel with all my blogger friends!

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  22. I'm glad you have a good time mate :)

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  23. Oh thank you everyone for your lovely comments! It was great being away in the bush!

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  24. Wow! Wish I could spend a weekend in that blessed gardens too!

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  25. Looks lovely, wish to live in a place like that.

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