One of my favourite places to be is my dear friend's farm. Being that we live at opposite ends of the earth, spending time in this place is extra special. This time it was a little different...I had semi planned this trip, although didn't commit to it until ten days before leaving home (the benefits of my every day world) for various reasons. She on the other hand, had no idea I was coming! This meant we just did 'farm things' (although we did squeeze in a few delicious meals out and about!)...we did the 'everyday' on the farm and I loved every minute of it.
We picked wild blackberries and took to the orchid for apples to make apple and blackberry crumble for sunday dinner. We watched as a new calf, born during the night, was tendered to by its mother. We played in the farm sheds with the dogs and wandered taking in the last of summer.
It was bliss and I hope my next visit isn't too far away because four and half days there just wasn't long enough!
I had a little surprise to deliver at the end of August...
I travelled 16516km to deliver my little parcel...a surprise for my best friend to celebrate a milestone birthday! It wasn't the easiest of trips and it was lightening fast but we had fun. We laughed and we chatted until all times of the night and we had bubbles...lots of celebratory bubbles!
And I got to see and hug the sweetest of little people who are growing up way too fast...we had long summer days on the farm...doing farm type things. We ate...far too much. It was all sorts of wonderful and I would do it all again in a heartbeat (and I'm secretly hoping it won't be too long before I can...minus the surprise bit!)
Spring in all its wonder and magic is just a matter of weeks in these parts. I love this season for all its pretty and the warmth in the air. Wandering up on the mountain once more to celebrate all that is beautiful at this time of time of year is always a treat.
I really can't believe it was over a year ago since our posy pop-up...my how the days and months are flying by!
I went back here for a special (surprise) celebration and it was wonderful! It was a lightening visit but it feed my soul with all sorts of good...I'm inspired and full of renewed hope and determination for my little creative dream...
the beginning of which will be for something very special.
Aren't these rainbow stars just so beautiful and bright? They were hanging from the branches of this impressive Moreton Bay fig, swaying gently in the winter breeze. If only I'd been able to snatch more than an hour at the Brisbane Finders Keepers market last week, I would have joined in this little project by Maryann Talia Pau ...one millions stars against violence.
I did however manage the most wonderful of evenings with perhaps my most favourite of creative souls...delicious food and beautiful company on a winters evening...thebestgorgeousgirls!
Wandering with the camera and taking in all that is wonderful about winter in Queensland...the tiny pockets of autumn still lingering, the birds still at play in the sunshine and the flowers still in bloom. This really is a gorgeous time of year in these parts!
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