Thursday, June 28, 2007

This is where I live








Thought Id put a few pictures of The Blue Mountains where I live.Its about 1 and a half hours from Sydney.I love living here,we have Penrith at the foot of the mountains for shopping and with our lovely Nepean River complete with its paddle steamer.The mountains themselves are called blue because thats how they look from a distance,its a phenomenon caused by the eucalyptus oil in the gum leaves .Sometimes i take living here for granted but then i go shopping in Springwood and right behind the shops is a view to take your breath away.Its a lot more crowded up here than when i first moved here but i still love it.I took these photos myself and am always surprised how great a digital camera is.
The lake is one of our lakes near Canberra lake George i just had to include it .There is nothing like Australia in a drought.Thats sheep walking accross what a few years ago was a full lake.There are still no swimming signs up.
The kookaburra our laughing friend i love them .The blue Tongue lizard there is sunning itself in our yard.Easy to think they are snakes.The picture of the valley and mountain is in Wentworth Falls a few towns further up the Mountains.I took that one sunset when we were looking for McNaughts comet.

9 comments:

Daisy said...

Wow, it's a compltely differenrt world from mine is'nt it. And it's so big. The one thing you notice about England where ever you live in it is the feeling of insulation. But all that space. I could have a clapboard house with a "waltons" verandah and an enourmous garden (o.k. so theres no soil and I could'nt grow anything) Alex could have acres to keep and train horses on and we could trek across the mountains...I think I'll pack my suitcase now!!!

Cherub*Kisses said...

Your home country looks absolutely breathtaking ... love it!! Except for maybe the snake (I mean blue tongue lizzy) LoL!! I would be freaked out if I saw him anytime soon
:)) Dionne

Little La La's said...

Hi Jullie, love these pics. So lovely! Maybe we need a change of lifestyle! Would so love to move somewhere that beautiful, although I am not sure I would survive the cold haha! I am Wagga, and I guess we all take this for granted as really it's only a few hrs away to visit. Lucky you I say!! Regards, Katrina.

Jules said...

The lizard is harmless ,you wouldnt be scared that one has grown up in the yard.Now the spiders...I hate spiders and im not keen on snakes,but lizards I like.That one has had a few spats with the cat,it won the cat stays well away now !
Jullie

Peta said...

Love your pictures, would love to visit!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

You are one blessed lady Jullie! This is breathtaking!
Barbara
www.southernladyvintage.blogspot.com

deb said...

Beautiful photos. So different from here but really gorgeous.

valerie said...

stunning pics just wanted to say a big thankyou for your lovley swapbot package so nice to share a little bit of your home with you

val

Julie Marie said...

Jullie - I am sorry I called the lizard a snake - sure looks like one though, when curled up like that. I don't mind lizards.

The first time I sped right past the snake and didn't properly read your post! Ha!