I have recently returned to work after having 2 weeks off. I try to take sometime off during September as I always think that it is one of the nicest months of the year - coming out of winter, longer warmer days and blossoms abound. Hubby and I did a variety of outings during that time. The first day we headed off into the city to see the DJ's annual flower show and as always it is a real treat as you can see from the photos below. This year the theme was "Fleuresence"
A walk across the road and we found ourselves in Hyde Park heading towards St Mary's Cathedral.
The next day we stayed "local" and headed up the peninsula to Newport Arms which is situated on the Pittwater side of Newport. What better place than to drink in the view and eat our lunch.
It was time for a short break so we headed up to our favourite destination - Leura for a few days. Our "digs" can be seen below
Next morning we were up bright and early and headed off to Echo Point. The photo below is of me with my "three sisters" behind me (the name of the mountains to the left of the photo.)
One of the many lovely mountain walks
And cool mountain streams
And of course the gorgeous cherry blossoms
We decided on our way home to do the "round trip" and came back via Mt Tomah - one of our State's botanical gardens. Here we saw fields of daffodils
Chocolate coloured plants and proteas
On a clear day you can see over 150 kms but on that day there had been hazard reduction burn offs so the air was not clear.
Home for a few days did see some sewing done. I have a growing collection of fq's and leftovers (bigger pieces than scraps from other projects) so I played around with them and came up with the following. I like the secondary pattern of the diamonds in this quilt.
Well it is back to work for me. I had a lovely break and some equally lovely memories.