Sunday, January 11, 2009

A few days away...


We had to get away for a maintenance trip to Tarzali -- and for a little bit of a holiday after missing out at Christmas. There's nothing quite like spending lazy hours staring at our view and talking, talking... even brainstorming a new book. Many of my stories have started right here, chatting with E...
While we were there, we were visited by guinea fowl, which we love, not only because they look so cute and keep in flocks, but because they eat ticks and chase snakes.

And then, on the way home, we came via Paronella Park, which is a fascinating structure (folly?) built by a Spanish immigrant many years ago. His story is very romantic and I'm amazed the film makers haven't done something with it. This waterfall is on Mena Creek, right next to Paronella and down below you can see an amazing little stone balcony. With the creek swollen with wet season rains and the Spanish architecture, you could almost think you weren't in Australia at all, but somewhere in South America.





I find our country endlessly fascinating.





2 comments:

JoyfullyHis said...

How beautiful! I love all the pictures of scenery that you post. How breathtaking. Love the guineas too. We have one here in Oklahoma that just wanders around town, all by himself. It's funny to see his cousins on the other side of the world.

Barb said...

A lonesome guinea fowl? He must be looking for his mates. I hope he finds some friends soon.

In Italy a few years ago, we saw one kept in a house.