Tuesday, September 19, 2006


We have been out in the great blue yonder this weekend, visiting family in Dalby, a small country town about 2.5 hours from our home. It was a lovely relaxing weekend, full of pleasant conversation and watching children play like they'd never been apart. It was sad to see how dry the land is in this terrible drought. Living on the coast we have been getting a lot of showers, which at least are greening the garden, even though it's not filling the dams. The inland areas are far drier than we are. I took a heap of photos of a walk we took the kids on. I hope you like them!

This tree is actually on the bank of a currently dry creek.

Five gorgeous children with sticks.

A beautiful Queenslander home. When I grow up I want a house like this!

A blue winged kookaburra ignoring us intently.

6 comments:

~Velda said...

Emma,
What gorgeous photos! Keep them coming. I love kookaburras they are such pretty birds! Of course I've only ever seen them in a zoo, 5 of them sitting in a row on a branch! I hadn't realized they were so big compared to our average bird. Really enjoyed this entry :)

Jaime said...

what great pics!
thanks for showing a little bit of Australia for me

Vicki said...

Looks like a fun weekend. Love the kookaburra pic. And the house is gorgeous.

xsquared said...

Great photos!!! The top one is really gorgeous. The Queenslander house looks like the houses in South Carolina.

Emma said...

Thanks for looking everyone! I am really enjoying dragging the camera everywhere and photographing everything I can find :)

Tanya said...

You'll have to fight me for the Queenslander.