Saturday, September 17, 2011

Our Holiday

Hubby and I have just enjoyed a lovely spring break over the last two weeks which included a visit to our nation's capital city - Canberra.

A visit to the Australian War Memorial shows soliders on parade at the Pool of Reflection

Looking across Lake Burley Griffin to Old Parliament House in the foreground with New Parliament House behind. On the LHS is the High Court of Australia and on the RHS is the National Library.

A closer look at those blossom trees along the promenade of the lake with the Carillion off to the left.

A visit to the Botanical Gardens felt more like a walk in the rainforest in Far North Queensland. The vegetation for a cold climate area was a real surprise.

On the way home we detoured via Bowral for a quick tip toe through the tulips.

After a day a or two at home catching up on the "domestics" we took ourselves off to the city to enjoy the annual spring flower display at David Jones Elizabeth store

The next day found us wandering around the Blue Mountains enjoying the spring blossoms in country lanes

And on a clear day you can see forever.

Only an hour across the Harbour Bridge heading south we found ourselves heading for a day at Botany Bay. Looking at the colour of the sand and the water we could have been on a tropical island.

I did manage to do a bit of stash building.

I also found time to get some sewing in but more on that later as it is "secret squirrel" stuff.

Well all good things must come to an end and it is back to work for me next week.


Liz said...

Lovely photos. Canberra is at it's best with the blossoma and bulbs. Looks like you fitted a lot in in your holiday break. Enjoy getting back to work.

Vicki ♥ said...

Makes me want to go and visit even more now Karen. Some lovely photos and one always has to do a bit of stash building...looking forward to hearing about your secret squirrel sewing :) hugs Vicki x

sandra said...

Beautiful photos Karen, looks like you had a lovely time.

Shirlwin said...

Lovely photos of your holiday Karen. Sadly I haven't seen many blossoms here in the mid-west.
Botany Bay! My g.g.g. grandparents found themselves on those shores many moons ago. It actually looks a lovely place now!

Gloria said...

Love the pics . Looks like you had a wonderful Holiday.

cheryl said...

Some gorgeous photos there Karen. We miss those beautiful winter/spring flowers here in Qld, but never mind, other things to compensate! Glad to see some more stash building happening there too!

Sue said...

Lovely pictures. Makes me want to see it too. Glad you managed to add to your stash as a girl can never have too much fabric.

secondhandrose said...

Some wonderful photos there Karen, love all the blossoms and blooms! Great additions to your stash.