Saturday, September 24, 2011
I end this trip with a rather lovely corner of the sculpture garden. The tree ferns remind me of our lovely Blue Mountains.
At that's it for a while until I find somewhere else to go ... maybe I will find somewhere this weekend. But if not, I am currently posting some majestic trees over at Blue Mountains Journal.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
This church interested me because the colour of the stone was unusual to me. Sadly this is the last of the shots from the small towns. My driver was being unusually grumpy and uncooperative. I thought it best for us to head to Canberra without delay so he could get a rest.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
The next part of the plan was to divert from the highway so some of the small towns on the way. I was delighted by this wonderful abandoned building on the outskirts of Gunning. This is one of the most interesting I have ever taken with all the assorted building materials from earth to timber to tin against the backdrop of blossom.
Friday, September 16, 2011
We went to Canberra for a day last weekend. I decided to make the most of the trip by going to some new places. Our first port of call was Mt Annan botanic gardens on the outskirts of Sydney. It showcases native plants so I was quite excited at the prospect of exploring and perhaps identifying some of the plants that confuse me. But this wasn't to be ... my husband is not as enchanted with identifying flowers as me. So we settled for coffee over the road from this stunning display of paper daisies.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
There is a Banjo Paterson park in Yeoval. This famous Australia bush poet apparently spent some of his childhood in the town. Given that the park was dedicated to Banjo I thought this giant sculpture (which wasn't there last time we visited here) would be of him but it turns out to be the abstract head of Henry Moore, by Drago Marin Cherina, a philanthropic placement by the Waterhouse family.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
It turns out that this year they have taken their cycling theme a little further with an animals on bikes sculpture competition. So on farms all around the town there a whimsical sculptures. I've shown you this shearing shed before without the cycling kangaroo.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
This is my abandoned shot taken for this trip. We are on the road out of Molong heading towards Yeoval and Cumnock which are both Royal Hotel towns which I have shown before.
Speaking of Royals I have just added into the gallery a new contribution from Red Nomad OZ who seems to have covered every inch of this country in amazing travels. The new Royal is from Mt Hope somewhere between Hilston and Cobar. I would like to drive that route sometime.
On this trip my husband asked why we were detouring via these towns, "You didn't like Yeoval last time," he said.
I responded, "Well you never know there might be something different to see."