Friday, October 7, 2016

A weekend away ......

We are very lucky to live relatively close to a beautiful hilly area of rainforest - it is about 1 1/2hrs easy country drive to the Bunya Mountains...  

Saturday morning I was up earlier than the others so sat outside in  the sun taking in the view....

.. with my coffee and stitching....

The Bunya Mountains is so called for the wonderful Bunya Tree which stands out in the forests with it's unique shape.  It's a magestic tree....

There are lovely natural forests ... with tall trees, vines and ferns....

The area is a nature reserve and wallabies and kangaroos abound (scuse the pun!) .... they are so fun to sit and watch....

... Widget enjoyed the bird feeding times.....  this is a King Parrot at his tray....

... the ferns were doing their spring thing and I loved the red contrast in the forest beds...

We went for a couple of lovely long walks..... with amazing views of course....

The native orchids were flowering and on rock faces it was lovely to see these huge clumps of yellow...

these are friendly Crimson Rosella's ....

The mountains are cooler ... so wood fires were enjoyed in the evenings... with toasted marshmallows of course!

On Monday when we left it was raining... this mum wallaby came and sheltered under the bunya pine outside our cottage with her bub in the pouch....

I did very little sewing but I did finish this block I started there when I got home.  It is one from The Splendid Sampler called Dedication Rose (designed by Lisa Bongean from Primitive Gatherings)

Righto, Gotto Go..... it's a whole week into October already!  phew....


  1. The year is speeding by. The Bunya Mountains are on my list to visit. Looks so lovely Fiona.

  2. What a beautiful place to go for a relaxing visit! Beautiful plants and trees and wildlife. Love the bunya tree. Your block is lovely too.

  3. What a lovely place to visit.....just don't stand under a Bunya pine......have you seen the size of those cones? They would kill you if they fell on you!

  4. Hi Fiona ,wow what a beautiful place to go and visit,bet Widget had fun with the birds and animals.
    Your block looks fantastic my friend,well done xx

  5. A beautiful area to get away to. Love your block. Hugs, xx

  6. The Bunyas are lovely. Unfortunately we haven't had a chance to have a good wander around, just drive through. It looks like you had an enjoyable visit.

  7. A beautiful escape
    Your latest block is very pretty....I'm hoping October will slow down!

  8. You live in a beautiful area and I can't imagine having so many beautiful birds and animals, that live in your area.
    Looks like the perfect place to relax and enjoy time with the family.


  9. Just beautiful, I am sure you had a restful time.

  10. That is such a beautiful area to visit. Stunning scenery!

  11. What a beautiful area and a great way to start the day

  12. Looks beautiful - I love the colour of those birds. xx

  13. Looks stunning, so lovely for a few days away relaxing and making memories xcx

  14. What a gorgeous place Fiona and the wildlife is amazing

  15. What a wonderful place to visit, such lovely plants and trees, so much to explore, beautiful country.

  16. Isn't Aus beautiful?! There is something about forests that is just so special. I've never seen or heard of a Bunya tree, it is very unique isn't it. Love the block you finished :) xx


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