Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Out in nature....

 With four days to rest and recuperate from over-work and health challenges, Mr E and I spent quality time over the Easter break out in nature with our cameras close at hand.

Good Friday night we drove up the mountain to capture sunset pics, but got side-tracked by the kangaroos feeding around the grounds of the Heritage Tea Rooms. It wasn't till we got home and I was transferring the pictures from camera to computer that I discovered the little joey sitting in his mama's pouch so I've enlarged those sections for my dear overseas readers who don't get to see kangaroos the way we in the countryside of Australia regularly do.











On Easter Sunday we packed fresh baked muffins, drove through Zarraffas to grab a couple of delicious cappuccinos, and headed north to Saunders Beach...
 











These few days of holidaying-at-home have lifted our souls, refreshed our spirits, and relaxed our minds so well that we've been out and about in the early morning or at dusk with our cameras every day, a hobby we'd almost lain aside over the long hot spring and summer. 

Taking the focus off work, and letting your eyes rest on the beauty of nature is a tonic that cannot be purchased over a counter. It's a free gift, we just need to close the door at home and go exploring.

hugs

25 comments:

Ondrea said...

Beautiful pics. How special seeing the Joey in its mum's pouch! Good to see you had such a wonderful time.

Liz said...

Lovely photos. The joey is so cute.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

So happy you had time to relax and do some drives. Thanks for showing those little joeys; amazing as I've only seen them on t.v. or in books.

Joanne said...

Great advice Jenny! More people should do just that :)
Thanks for sharing the great stay-cation experience!
What a difference than here!
Might be 16C by the weekend!

Take care,
Joanne

Águeda said...

The small kangaroo is so sweet! I would want to be kangaroo mother to take my daughter with me always,at least until she reaches ... sixty years old? :))). She is a teenager. I know she is not agree with me :)). I've never seen a kangaroo, only on TV. That must be great. And the beautiful scenery, and cafes with scones ... I'm glad that you are rested. Thanks for sharing the precious photos. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

What lovely photos thank you so much Jenny for sharing them. You're right we don't get that out our way I so enjoyed seeing such beauty. Thank you!
Carol O

LadyRose said...

Thank you for these lovely photos
Glad that you are both rested
God bless

Material Girl said...

Love the kangaroo pix- always thought that the baby would sit higher. Thanks for the beach photos. I grew up on the Atlantic Ocean and miss it terribly. I went to sleep with the sound of the surf, didn't know how amazing it was at the time. There's something about the water that just drains the tension from a body, so restorative. Glad you had a little vacation.

allthingzsewn said...

You gave me some ooh's and ahh's with smiles this morning.
Thank you for sharing your peaceful morning in God's beautiful
Creation. Blessings to you and Mr E.
Tonia

Brenda said...

Good Morning Jenny! My goodness, delighted ohhs and awws are at every picture! Thank you so much for sharing each and every one of your magnificent pictures! I will not even try and put to words how thrilled, excited and wonderful these are. I have taken the time to stop and say a special prayer to our Lord for creating these glorious masterpieces! Have a fantastic creative day!

Sharon - creativity and family said...

So glad you were able to get a little break, I hope it continues to do you good. Thanks for sharing such lovely pics, especially the joey! X

Sharon - creativity and family said...

So glad you were able to get a little break, I hope it continues to do you good. Thanks for sharing such lovely pics, especially the joey! X

Farm Quilter said...

Thank you for the pictures of the joeys with their mommas!! Where I live, we see deer all the time and I enjoyed seeing the kangaroos when I was in Australia. Your beach pictures are so lovely - I was just in Hawaii for 6 weeks visiting my daughter and so enjoyed getting my toes in the sand. Yesterday we were blessed with almost a foot of snow, so I'm really missing the warm sand!!! I always enjoy your pictures and stories - thank you for taking the time to share them with us!!

pam said...

thanks for sharing the pictures of the kangaroos, I love those little joeys. I live in the USA (North Carolina in the foothills of the mountains)We may see deer, bears,raccoons,squirrels or rabbits but no kangaroos..thought I would share a cute story of kangaroos...my husbands name is Joey and when I babysat my nephew he called him boo-boo (never would call him Joey). We had a book on animals and their babies and when he was about two it was his favorite book...I would turn the pages and he would name the animals and their babies (like a cow and a calf) One day when it was the kangaroo picture he called the baby a boo-boo! So when I see kangaroos, I think baby boo-boo! Thanks for sharing your part of the world and your inspirations!

Maria said...

Gorgeous photos Jenny! It's so good that you both could get some time together just 'chilling out' and re-energising. I just love photos of kangaroos and absolutely adore the ones you took with the Joey. xx

Susan said...

I enjoyed your pictures. I have never seen a joey actually in it's mother's pouch. I just love the way you capture the water in the picture after the one of the picnic table in front of the water. In the next picture of the boat in the water, I keep thinking isn't it awfully shallow there for it not to get stuck? I am also amazed at the variety of trees in the pictures. Glad you had a great Easter-cation.

desertskyquilts said...

Thanks for the photos of your days off. Kangaroos always seem so interesting to me, and wallabies, too. What wonderful places you are blessed to live in and near. I expect the time spent together doing anything would have been refreshing. You caught the sparkle of the water, too!

Matthew Vince said...

Such lovely photo's Jenny. Thanks so much - really enjoyed them. The water just sparkled and the joey was such fun to see.

Baa. xxx said...

Hmmm...weird - looks like Matthew my son has been on my surface!!!! Caught out!

Kathy said...

Beautiful pictures! I especially like the one of the water lapping the beach. That one wave edge looks golden in color. Beautiful variations on the water.

Melody said...

You really are a very talented photographer. Your picturss are wonderful

Sheryl S. said...

Thank you for sharing such gorgeous photos. just love seeing the Kangaroos.

Winifred said...

Brilliant photos. I loved those great big alternative Easter bunnies. Makes a change.

Kim said...

Beautiful pictures I loved seeing the kangaroos we don't have them here other than in the zoo.

Christina said...

Such lovely pictures thank you for sharing. Wow, how neat it must be to see kangaroos as a normal occurrence. I never tire of seeing wildlife, even the jack rabbits and deer I see almost daily. Glad you both had a nice relaxing holiday.