I like little country cottages, like this one on the outskirts of Bowral.
Lots of fog and dew on autumn mornings.
And who doesn’t love a stringybark – bark still in tact at this time of year.
I’ve discovered all sort of photos that I hadn’t blogged about. This one was from 3 years ago when I went to the Southern Highlands for the weekend with some friends.
It’s strange looking at these photos from way back, from a time when we could book holidays willy-nilly and enjoy the autumn colours.
I became more aware of the trees around me in the autumn: how the branches of the crepe myrtle in my front yard formed a cross-hatching pattern against the bright sky.
The softer light also highlighted frequently overlooked details: like a haphazard pile of leaves on the ground.
It wasn’t not only the deciduous trees that caught my eye: in the morning light, the ridges of bark on this gum tree had a character of its own.
Last autumn seems very far away when it’s nine days till Christmas and 30C outside, but I’ve conjured up a few photos to cool you down a little.
A girl’s weekend in the Southern Highlands was a perfect opportunity to sample to autumn foliage.
A foggy start to the morning…
Cleared to a fine day…
For wine tasting.
On the way back home we visited Mount Gibraltar – a hill between Mittagong and Bowral. It had some great views west into the Greater Blue Mountains region.
I hadn’t noticed that there were so many significant peaks (and troughs) out there. The closest peak on the right is Mt Jellore, in the middle of a state forest of the same name. The plateau behind it, hubby thinks, is Yerranderie, all the way by Lake Burrangorang.
Even though it was overcast that day, it was clear enough to see all the way to the Upper Blue Mountains. Brilliant.