Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Our World Tuesday

We had a very quiet Christmas this year with half the family in Sydney or Canberra having Christmas at home for a change. However those of us here had a really lovely day - Mark cooked a goose - absolutely delicious - and there was plenty of wine and good cheer tp make it a great day.

Boxing Day was even quieter and the dogs and I took advantage of the cool evening to walk off the excesses of the day before. I had forgotten how pretty this area is after good Spring rains - no, not forgotten, just taken our beautiful Hills scenery for granted.

Come on Mum. We're ready to go!

The vineyards are looking beautiful - lush and green. Mount Torrens in the distance. I love the patterns the rows make.

The dogs were enjoying the walk too.  "Hmm, this looks  a likely tree

This is an inviting looking road

With a pretty house at the end.

The dam is full and rarely disappoints

 And today was no exception

 A Pacific Black Duck
An Australian Wood duck

 And an Eurasian Coot with offspring
The lads disappeared into the pines after rabbits  

While I took time to look at this pretty Melaleuca and the pretty, but noxious weed - African Daisy.

I enjoyed this scene from the top of the rather steep hill - I do have to get fit!!

But not this one on a neighbouring property

The horses came down to see what we were doing - and kicked one of the dogs for getting too close.

The homeward stretch and the cows showed little interest in us,

and neither did the flock of wood duck in the front paddock.

The boys had had enough. Come on Mum, what's keeping you.

I'm not waiting. I want my tea!!!

Ok Boys. We must do it again sometime.

Liz Needle  -  linking with "Our World Tuesday" ,  "Outdoor Wednesday" and "Wednesday Around the World".


  1. Wonderful shots of the place, Puppies are cute.

  2. Lovely nature shots but your doggies 'steal the show' ~ thanks

    Happy New Year to you ~ ^_^

  3. I love a good walk with dogs. Nothing like it!