Thursday, December 29, 2011

Escape to the Country

Hubby and  I decided to get away from the city.
Being half empty nesters it is much easier for us to be more spontaneous and escape for a while.
So....
Why not take a break in the country?
Yep, let's do it...just go!
Heading South from Brisbane.
No plans, no bookings.
Packed the tent and a few meagre provisions.... including smoked salmon and mangoes of course!
See where the road takes us...(sigh!)











Typical Australian Countryside.
Rust on the side of the road.
Open plains, fences and cattle.
Super green fields down here and beautiful trees.


















Over the border into Northern New South Wales.
Over the Gibraltar Range and on to Washpool  National Park.
Stunning fields of wildflowers, lush rainforests, waterfalls, swimming holes.
Go to bed with the birds...
wake up with the birds.
Getting back to nature.











Re- charging and relaxing away from  the bustle right now.
Loving it.

Pam
 x

19 comments:

Restyled Vintage said...

Oh Pam what stunning photos! Enjoy your camping trip, it looks wonderful :)

xx Karen

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Sunning photos, looks so relaxing - very jealous!!!

Deb said...

What a great thing to do. Just pick up sticks and be off.

helen tilston said...

Hi Pam

Your images are wonderful and there is a unique patina to the Australian landscape. I lived in NSW a long time ago and have beautiful memories.

Enjoy your escape

Helen xx

jeanetteann said...

Good for you. Don't we live in the most beautiful country? I thank God every day for it. Enjoy, Happy New Year, xx jeanetteann

Cozy Little House said...

Pam, these are crystal-clear and abundantly beautiful photos. A tent, you are braver than I am! I enjoyed this journey with you.
Brenda

polkadotpeticoat said...

So jealous.....Your countryside is so beautiful and free of snow! Its below zero tonight....brrrrr.
Have a great time!

Liz said...

Stunning photos! Looks like a great trip.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

brismod said...

Enjoy Pam! It all looks lovely. xx

Tiff said...

Amazing images, Pam! Rural Australia has it's own rustic beauty, I can even close my eyes and smell it your images are so stunning! X

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh that looks so lovely Pam! Glad to hear you are having a lovely break, your photos are fabulous and love your accomodation! also glad to see a touch of CK in the country too!
Look forward to seeing you in the New Year,
Kiss Noises Linda

delia hornbook said...

Ooohh Pam what beautiful photo's i could almost smell the fresh air and hear the noise of summer from here. You enjoy it, happy new year to you. dee xx

special 'k' said...

Good for you. I was just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for visiting my place and your special comments. I look forward to engaging more with you in 2012. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Jenevieve said...

Gorgeous photos! You are lucky to live in such a picturesque area, jealous of the heat you have over there at the moment! :) x

Sarah B said...

It looks lovely Pam. Have a lovely time :)

Sandrine said...

Wonderful Pam, wishing you the best holiday!And now a Very happy, healthy 2012! xx

Linda at beachside cottage said...

Picture-Perfect - every one!

Happy New Year!

Linda
Sand and Sea
(aka beachside cottage)

Posie Patchwork said...

Love the photos, what a great break. The tractor shot is amazing & those cows, adorable. My brother & his family live in Northern NSW (Glen Innes - he's the local GP if you need one), love Posie

Posie Patchwork said...

Love the photos, what a great break. The tractor shot is amazing & those cows, adorable. My brother & his family live in Northern NSW (Glen Innes - he's the local GP if you need one), love Posie