Saturday, February 24, 2007
You Asked For It!
The first photo at the top is a partial view of my jungle on my patio. To the right is a pond on this property, followed by pink water-lilies in said pond. As you can see as you cast your eyes further down this colourful post are more photographs of the pond.
This property is 3 acres in size. The many trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetable gardens, rows of healthy rhubarb plants that adorn this acreage act as a safe harbour and restaurant for the myriad bird-life, hares, bandicoots (for Don...another of our mystical Aussie animals), possums, marsupial mice and whatever else that may roam hidden under the cloak of darkness.
The rock face is on a lower escarpment about half a kilometre from where my cabin is. I slipped that one in to confuse you.
The lower photograph is the vista that greets me when I walk out my front door to my patio area.
You can see some of the rows of rhubarb between the protea trees.
My cabin, which I rent from my landlords, who also live on this property, is situated about half-way down the land. The pond, on my side, is surrounded by conifers of various types with many other shrubs, lilies and trees. This foliage forms a private barrier from my landlords' home, which I fondly call "The Manor". A narrow track runs to "The Manor" between avocado trees on one side and the pond on the other. The gentry can't see my cabin from their home and I can't see their home from mine. In fact, sometimes weeks go by before our paths cross. We did have a soiree up on their veranda late this afternoon, when we solved the world's problems over a couple of wines.
I took other photographs today. I will post some more later.
Mount Tamborine is a beautiful area with village-type shopping. Further along towards the southern end of the mountain at Eagle Heights is "Gallery Walk". "Gallery Walk" is a tourist strip with an abundance of art/craft stores, cafe's etc. There are numerous Bed & Breakfast accommodation houses on the mountain, together with, restaurants, wineries, a cheese-maker and a liqueur distillery amongst other inviting temptations. The mountain can, at times, seem a million miles from everywhere else and yet, Brisbane, the capital of Queensland is only approximately 90 minutes drive away...less depending on the weight of one's foot, and the Gold Coast is approximately 30-45 minutes away.
I hope as I become more familiar with the laying out my photos and can claim a little amount of expertise at doing so, my posts won't be as "higgedly-piggedly" as this one is. Bear with me, please...I can only get better...one would hope!