Thursday, January 24, 2008


We had a great walk a few days ago - one of my very favourite things. I thought I'd put up some photos up. Although these were taken at a conservation park not too far out of the city, they still give a pretty good indication of what the Great Australian Bush is like.
A row of cliff steps up to this cave with a magnificent view.

Logan took this photo of a couple of kookaburras. They're often fairly shy so this wasn't too bad. Cute, squat looking birds they are, a member of the kingfisher family. The laugh they make is wonderful.

A few bits of water are left. We'll have to remember to return in the winter when the creeks are full and the falls are rushing.

Not a bad day of climbing when you're talking about cliffs like these.

Dad and the kids in that cave.

Here's me and Blake.

I took this tree because it had really interesting bark, like something from a fantasy novel, and I thought it'd make an interesting picture.
In a few weeks time we're off on a real holiday for a week, to somewhere I haven't been for several years, and I'm looking forward to taking more then. But it's not bad at all to have this sort of scenery sort of on our back door, anyway. I hope this was a good virtual tour of some of our features.


  1. I love the pictures Paula! I miss Australia so much. I guess if I can't be there I can live through you!

  2. Cool pics! It's weird to see people wearing shorts when I can't warm up my toes and my lips are permanently chapped.

    And that kookaburra or whatever it's name was--I seem to remember a song about them, but it's not coming to me at the moment.

  3. I love your pictures. Awww! I wanna go to Australia! What a lovely family you have!
    The cliffs reminded me of Cranberry Lake. I'll have to go back there and get some pictures. I'm pretty sure I can avoid getting lost this time. :o)

    Peace and Laughter!

  4. What a beautiful place you live in - thanks for sharing! Has the heat wave let up at all? Fun to see your family, especially the one of you and Blake. My, he's grown!

    I have been under the weather for the last few days but I'm better now and more inspired to blog. Thanks for your "encouraging" comments! You are always a bright spot in my life - I love to read your blog and enjoy sharing comments. I think your idea of writing letters of encouragement is wonderful! There can NEVER be enough encouraging/thoughtful words shared among people. Life is full of disappointments and such. Hearing encouraging words is such a blessing. Keep up the good work - the Lord will bless you through it.

    Enjoy the remainder of your week!

  5. So beautiful!! Ok, I am ready to pack it up and move to Australia now!! (my brother has been trying to convince me for years!) Thanks for sharing those pictures. How wonderful to be surrounded by such beauty! What a great God we serve!

  6. What great pictures! I can't wait to show them to the boys. My oldest son has been talking a lot lately about going to Australia some day. It looks like a beautiful place to explore!

  7. Thank you for the wonderful virtual tour!! I've been reading a bit about Australia and how it was settled. Now I'm wanting to visit! You have a very lovely family. It looks like you all had a wonderful day!

  8. Oh - I wanna come visit.
    You guys look like you're having so much fun - and my how your kids look like you!!!

    You're right - that tree is fascinating.