Saturday, May 15, 2010

Autumn Days

Today was one of those lovely autumn days that Sydney is known for - cold nights, crisp mornings and clear blue skies - just the day to go for a drive to the Blue Mountains. Off we set and along the way I found some of Percy and Petunia's relatives on the side of the Great Western highway. As you can see in the first photo a couple of uncles are busy supervising the roadworks taking place whilst in the second photo an aunt and two cousins are eagerly watching with interest.






After taking some photos of Percy's "family" we set off to Katoomba and you can see why they are called the Blue Mountains from the following photo.



I would call this "survival of the fitest". While walking one of the tracks along to the Threee Sisters I spotted this tree growing out of the sandstone rock face and I wonder what lives in this "house". I was not going to put my hand in to find out!!!





And of course the highlight of going to the mountains in autumn has to be seeing the beautiful range of colour in the trees.

9 comments:

Jo said...

I love your photos Karen. We are off to see the colours of the mountains tomorrow(Sun).

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Beautiful pics Karen! I love seeing the changing colours of the trees. Many years ago we stayed in Orange, it was Autumn and the trees were just gorgeous, I've never seen so many different colours. :-}

sandra said...

Lovely photos Karen. I am so pleased you got to meet Percys relatives!!

Gloria said...

Very pretty pics Karen... the fall colors are as pretty as they are here. We are going into summer now....

clare's craftroom said...

What gorgeous photos , love the trees !

Debs said...

I have been to that area once and long to go back. I love the mountains.

cheryl said...

Having never been there, I love the photos, gives me an idea of just how glorious the Blue Mtns are,, good heavens, even Percy's relations look great!!

Celine said...

thanks for visiting and for your comments on my jungle animals. you're in no-reply mode so I couldn't send an email back!
Funny to read about Autumn in May when you live North!
Celine in UK

Rebecca Dippel Designs said...

Funny isnt it I drive past the animals on the wall all the time and dont notice them anymore but love the photo. The hole in the wall looks manmade but Id still hesitate putting my hand in the hole. OUCH. Hope you enjoyed your trip through our pretty mountains. Its really cold here at the moment.