Sunday, January 1, 2012

Escape to the Country Aussie Style #2

Hello 2012!




Back from our country break in some remote Northen NSW National Parks, here are some images from along the way I wanted to share with you.
Ulmarra is a gorgeous historic town and it had the only thrift store I noticed that was open during these holidays.


A country dunny and an abandoned farmhouse with that gorgoeus rust again.


Tiny native bush flowers along our bush walks. Very hard to miss if you didn't look closely enough.


We passed through many striking farming landscapes.


Christmas bells in the bush.


Stunnining views over the Gibraltar Range from the Raspberry Hill Lookout.




We spent a night at the beach and now we know why the country areas were so quiet! A vacation at the beach is an age old Aussie family tradition in our summer holiday. This time we enjoyed the roads and the National Parks to ourselves. 



So we headed back to the bush. Camped out at the Gibraltar National Park we enjoyed a bush walks through rainforests, dry forests, creeks and rivers.



One spectacular walk was a climb up to the Needles.
 An amazingly breathtaking formation of granite columns in the middle of nowhere.
Magic.



Thank you for reading my little blog and I am hoping to catch up with you all soon.
Hello 2012.

12 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

What amazing views, what a fabulous time you had, love Posie

Tiff said...

Stunning photos Pam! The scenery is so beautiful, did you get any goodies at the op shop? Lone those tiny wild flowers. X

Sarah B said...

What lovely images. It all looks so peaceful, as you say, everyone else has gone to the beach! That last image reminds me of Picnic at Hanging Rock.
Best wishes for a wonderful 2012! X

vintage mum said...

Thanks for sharing those pics Pam, lovely wild flowers.
Happy New Year
Cate x

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I love the rusty palette too!

Wishing you all the New Year Blessings you're dreaming of - and more - dear Pam!
Thank you for your friendship over the past year in blogland!
Live, laugh, love and "be happy"!
hugs
Shane x

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Pam, gorgeous photos..the little rusty shack looks like the house my dad grew up in. I should post it one day,

Here's cheers for a great year ahead. I look forward to catching up with you with your beautiful photos, fab finds and wonderful crafting ideas.

Tam x

Squirrelhaus said...

I loved all your photos. It's hard to believe that it's sunny and warm somewhere else in the world when it's so cold here in Alaska. The flowers are marvelous and I loved the needle mountains! Thanks for sharing your photos....beautiful!!!
Happy New Year to you!!!
Hugs,
Chris :o)

Squirrelhaus said...

I loved all your photos. It's hard to believe that it's sunny and warm somewhere else in the world when it's so cold here in Alaska. The flowers are marvelous and I loved the needle mountains! Thanks for sharing your photos....beautiful!!!
Happy New Year to you!!!
Hugs,
Chris :o)

Deb H. said...

Photos are lovely. Hope you had a great time away.

Kym said...

It looks so beautiful Pam....I am jealous! Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2012 X

{ Vintage by LOU LOU } said...

How beautiful are those images but I am especially in love with the Christmas bells. How perfectly named.

Did we find any treasures at the op shop??

Lou xo

Delisa said...

Hi Pam, it sounds like you are having a wonderful trip. I have enjoyed your beautiful pictures so much! I have always had such a curiosity, interest and love for Australia every since I was teenager. It has been lovely to see all of these country side photos. You are a very talented photographer. Have a great day ahead! Delisa :)