Tuesday, 26 April 2011

I've been to see Autumn...

...and she was beautiful.

During the long Easter weekend we had an invite from some lovely friends to share the holiday with their family down in Tamworth. It was a glorious weekend full of great company, good food, good wine and days filled with sunshine...sounds a bit idyllic - actually it was! I will post later on this week about what we got up to during the break, but in the meantime I want to share some shots of Autumn.

 We travelled from Brisbane inland and picked up the Cunningham Highway and then the New England Highway across the border into New South Wales. The journey took roughly eight hours, but to be honest it didn't seem too long as the scenery was just a delight. I mentioned a few posts ago that I missed the changing seasons here in Australia...well I had obviously never been on the New England Highway when I wrote that!
We seemed to go for miles and miles, oops, kilometres and kilometres without much traffic. We stopped a few times to refresh and have a drink and a stretch and then back in the car to ooh and aah at the Autumnal collage in front of us.

Having visually feasted on the journey down to Tamworth we were greeted with another breathtaking landscape when we arrived. The view below is what we saw with drink in hand whilst sitting on the back deck of the house...

The sunset was particularly beautiful and I will share that and other photos of what we did.
Here's a little clue...

Any ideas?

Back to reality in the morning. The school uniform has been washed (but not quite ironed), the supermarket shop has been done, roast dinner is being cooked as I type and from the lovely New South Wales sunshine I'm looking out of the study window at the grey sky and rain...oh well.

Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend break,
 I'm looking forward to catching up and reading what's been happening.

8 Comments and thoughts:

  1. Gorgeous Beth, but its all wrong!!! My guess is you were picking some kind of fruit? Looks like you had a great time, love to you, Linda x

  2. I love Autumn and Winter, so as the weather here in the UK warms up I will look forward to enjoying the seasons vicariously through your blog !


  3. Picking blueberries? No clue :)

    So funny to see autumn photos when it looks like early summer out my window. Love the pics XOL

  4. Harvesting the olives? A familiar scene for me in autumn but not in April, I think autumn in Australia looks beautiful.

  5. Oh Beth, it looks beautiful down there. Isn't it amazing how far we drive to holiday here in Oz. 8 hours is a cracker! A-M xx

  6. Hi Beth, thankyou so much for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them. Love Linda x

  7. It looks like you had a wonderful trip. I am so looking forward to exploring a bit more of this great country. I can't believe we have been here 5 years, there are so many more places we want to travel. I think you have just added Tamworth to the To-Do list!

  8. Looks lovely - Im with you though, Australia seems to have done away with Autumn and Spring....glad you found some Autumn, I obviously need to get out more