Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Drive Home


Spring is springing down here.  Only a few days to go until it is officially not Winter.  Other than our lambs hitting the ground thick and fast to give us a fair hint that the seasons are changing, we are also getting some pretty nice days.  Like today.

My four year old goes to a special kinder on Thursdays down in Warragul, which is a bit over 20kms from home down the highway.  My three year old and I bummed about town for a couple of hours, I had a few things to do, and he insisted that we go for a 'babycino', so we did that too.

After that the three year old demanded we go visit Nana, which is my Mum.  Good idea.  It was a gorgeous day, and since it is her birthday on the weekend, and we had just bought her a present, we thought we would go and stop by for an hour.  They live out on a farm about 15 minutes north of town, so out we popped.

It was a pleasant visit, as usual, my kids went a little ballistic, as per normal, and Mum loved her present (a gorgeous recipe/travel picture/lifestyle type book on all things French......my parents are heading off to France next April....lucky ducks!!)

Anyway, we didn't stay too long, but I was really impressed with the drive home today.  You see it's all 'the back way' when you head home from my folks, and with the weather turning, it really was all rather beautiful.

Gums do look lovely lining the road.  Except you do need to be careful on a windy day...they drop branches like you wouldn't believe.  Actually even on non-windy days they will unexpectedly drop a few here and there.  It's kind of like they decide "hey..I don't need that one no more".  Womp.

See...there's someone's unwanted appendage right there!  And a view of The Baw Baw's. (The mountain range.)
The view towards the Strezlecki's.  (some more hilly bits)
Cracker view of Mount Baw Baw.  There was a little snow left on it, but you can't see it here.  We don't get SNOW like they do in Europe.  No siree.  But people do still get excited about it.  Not me.  I'm not a skier.  Or a snowboarder.  Or a snow bunny.
Continuing on home, I liked this shed and stockyards enough to take a quick snapshot out the window of my car.
I do like this bit of road here.  The Strezlecki's are peeping around the corner.
There's a cute house up on that hill in amongst the trees.  That's a shed to the right.  Probably not so nice to live in.
And I go along a long long long road with a river beside it and lots of reedy things.
And on the other side of that road are cows!  Dairy ones.  They are very curious and really pretty.
Almost home!  This is the view I get just before I drive into my town.  This is also the view that is just up behind my house.  If I drive three minutes south of my house I'm up in those hills and going through some even more beautiful countryside.  I will take you on that journey another day!









10 comments:

  1. Aww, really nice pictures. Here in the States we can't wait for cooler temperatures. Summer has been especially hot lately. :( Guess the grass is always greener. Again, love your photos.

    http://lamentinglizzie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! I'm like that with Summer! I have enough of the heat after a while and look forward to dragging out the Winter woollies again!

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  2. What a beautiful post, it's great to see part of your everyday driving, but it all looks so lovely. Great idea:)

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Chelsea. I'll take you up to Thorpdale on my next drive! It's prettier up that way!

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  3. Love the cow photo! :)

    Your layout is amazing

    - Christina www.cityloveee.blogspot.com

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    1. I love cows too! I have a beef cow called Murray. I bucket reared her and she still remembers me! I can pat her in the paddock...although she always like to suck my hand! Big raspy tongue!!

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful photos! Aren't those first few days of spring the sweetest? I hope you are enjoying them for us all in the northern hemisphere, who are getting ready to enter cold winter!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and having a read! I really appreciate it and love your space!

    The What's In Between

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    1. Thank you! Thanks for coming over here too! I love finding new blogs to read, yours was lovely.

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  5. What beautiful scenes to drive by!

    -- Michelle | MXP STYLE

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    1. I know! I'm very lucky! Have a lovely day. x

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