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09-15-2010 10:22 AM


Hi guys, This is what we got up to today, I know that some of you also like where wood actually comes from too, so I thought that I would share this with you.
It was a great day out. Had to travel quite a bit into the bush in our new Suzuki (which by the way is fantastic). This is part of our hills, we can see these from our place – Brindabella National Park. The Australian Capital Territory which Canberra is located within, is probably made up of 1/2 to 3/4 bushland. So we have the bush litterally on our doorstep. Anyway today we decided to visit some waterfalls that actually were located in New South Wales, (just over the border).
With the 7 year drought vertually at an end and rain comming down like we haven’t seen it come down for years the idea of visiting a waterfall was thrilling. Now the falls were less than 1km from the car. However there was NO track to follow and it was real scrubby bush. Walking over, under, around hundreds (well it felt like it) of dead trees. Through thick areas of scrub following a kangaroo and wombat tracks we managed to get to the falls and were truely amazed at the amount of clear fresh water flowing over the rocks and just how beautifull they were.
As you can see the view was spectacular too and so was the plant life around the falls.
During our day out we saw many Flame Robins darting about and was surprised by the sighting of this Gang Gang and bunch of roos just as we were leaving the National Park behind.
Hope you all enjoy my day out!! :-)

-- Theresa,

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#1 posted 09-15-2010 11:41 AM

Hi Theresa,
Wauu, that’s really beautiful, quite different from Paris! ;-)
I would love one day to go to Australia, this is so different from anything I have ever seen, but I must admit most places I’ve been are quite populated… But I have been walking in the mauntains of Norway, wish I loved also, to sit after a long walk on a stone in the middle of a little river, heating a bluebarry soup and eating this simple meal with fresh water directly from the river (I better stop dreaming, I’m in Copenhagen now, and at the dentist in half a hour).
I love that little Flamed Robin, it’s so beautiful. Yes I have to pack my suitcase one day and get going.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 09-15-2010 12:58 PM

What a beautiful slideshow! I didn’t know I would be visiting Australia this morning before breakfast. :) Did you grab up a couple of those dead logs and toss them into the new truck to take home to the shop? :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 09-15-2010 01:04 PM

Absolutely Gorgeous, Theresa!

For as long as I can remember, Australia is the one place I have always wanted to visit. Thanks for helping make it possible.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 09-15-2010 01:36 PM

Hi, Theresa, what a beautiful country that you have there. I love the wilderness although I can’t do much hiking anymore. My back and my knees just don’t like it. I love the Smoky Mountains. They’re the nearest national park to our home. It’s a 3 hour drive. I can’t imagine how nice it must be to have country like that so close to your home. Of course North Georgia has some mighty fine National forests that are beautiful and we have a game management area right in my own county and it is real pretty. I’m really glad that you and your husband had a great time in that beautiful country with those waterfalls. I love waterfalls.

BTW, would you be so kind as to tell me what you used to do that slide show on your post. I don’t want you to go to too much trouble on it. Maybe be you could put up a link to the software. Thanks

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 09-15-2010 01:45 PM

Boy, Theresa that is so beautiful! It is funny, but sometimes with talking to everyone here on LJ’s it is easy to forget that we are from all over the world. It is great to see different places and learn about different cultures. I am so glad that you share all the pictures you do of the beautiful place where you live. It is breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. It was a treat for me to wake up and see this post!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 09-15-2010 02:15 PM

Very nice slideshow, you wouldn’t believe how similar it is like here in Canada where I live, thanks we something in common the land and scenery.
Kangaroos we don’t have lol

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#7 posted 09-15-2010 02:36 PM

My younger brother had the chance to visit Australia and he loved it a lot.

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#8 posted 09-15-2010 03:25 PM

Great slide show, Theresa. You country is definitely on the list of places I want to visit one day.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 09-15-2010 03:43 PM

Wonderful post. It is really great to drift from actual wood projects and see where people live and what they do. The bush. So very far from here. I should try for a visit, but I can’t get over the mental state of such a long plane ride. Thank you for sharing.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#10 posted 09-15-2010 03:58 PM

thank´s for sharing Theresa
it was great to see some different nature

take care

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#11 posted 09-15-2010 04:08 PM

great morning trip for me too .

wonderful country you have there .

thank you !

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#12 posted 09-15-2010 04:31 PM

Oh sure, make me want to empty my camera and post the pics online!

Come to think of it, I would LOVE to go down under and see that first hand..

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#13 posted 09-16-2010 10:46 AM

Nice slide show Theresa, always liked your part of the country. Nice that you let members in other countries see what a great place we live. Once all the flood waters subside I should do as you and show this part of Australia. Your a great ambassador buddy.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#14 posted 09-16-2010 11:14 AM

Thanks guys,
I am so glad you enjoyed my day out as much as I did.
To all those who want to post thier pics -go ahead and show us your bit of the woods. It is wonderful to be able to see other countries without actually going.
I am still waiting to leave Oz again. My husband is waiting for his birth certificate so he can then apply for a passport. As you can tell just a little problem with getting his!!! :-(
We will just have to enjoy what we have on our doorstep for the time being.

-- Theresa,

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#15 posted 09-16-2010 09:45 PM

This reminds me of last weekend. We were out at our tree farm. My wife was setting by the RV reading. She heard something coming in the brush. A fawn darted out across the clearing and into the woods on the other side. She heard something else a few seconds later, but it stopped and all she saw were a pair of ears moving up the hill in the brush. It came to an opening; a coyote was chasing the fawn and broke off. About a half hour later, a doe shot through the clearing on the trail of her fawn.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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