We travelled up north for a few days on the weekend.
We came across and abandoned homestead.
This has to be Queensland Country at it's finest.
This Grand Old Lady was originally an original farmstead house for a huge sugar cane plantation.
It is in a sad state of repair.
It is overgrown and unloved.
Original and very vintage.
Intriguing and very beautiful...
...we took a look...
I love these original shutters on old Queenslander homes.
She would have been a beauty in her day.
The room adjacent to this one was a very elegant room with silky oak panelling on the walls.
Fine dining I expect!
A shame my photo of it didn't turn out.
Look what was left behind though...
I didn't expect this discovery downstairs.
Don't you just love it?
The original french doors that would have adorned the verandahs were under the house.
A collection of bridles, saddles and stirrups under a mountain of dust.
The front garden would have been very stately with it's fine palms.
Look what was in the undergrowth.
There were two others.
We said goodbye to this gorgeous lady and headed on our way.
We then had the pleasure of meeting Wendy.
Wendy owns 17 acres of fruit and vegetables.
She sells them at her roadside stall which was originally the homestead's kitchen.
It's very cottagey and welcoming.
I felt I was in my grandmothers kitchen.
Freshly picked bunches of veges everywhere.
Shelves of secondhand books were available to take.
When Wendy had finished serving us she jumped on to her cycle and bid her goodbyes, and peddled off to pick up the fruit that had dropped on the ground over night!
Bye Wendy, it was an absolute pleasure.
There is nothing like Country Queensland with it's charm, it's history and its' myriad of colourful characters.
We also stayed at a very special coastal spot.
I will share another time.