23 June 2013

Time Out

Away from the hustle and bustle of what is our life.  Time for a walk, a talk, a getting back to nature, a picnic lunch.  Breathing it all in and spotting the native wildlife along the way.  Here, emus and kangaroos together doing what emus and kangaroos do best.

Want to see how pretty this emu is up close?  Look at those lashes!!

And then she was off, and in your best Aussie accent please, : "she can't fly, but I'm telling you she can run the pants off a kangaroo"!!

Hiding in the underbrush, was this cute, little wombat.  She didn't want to come out and say g'day and that's okay.  She was very busy doing that wombat thing that wombats do.

And a cheeky little wallaby, nose to the sky, ears alert and not shy in the least, posing in fact for this photo!

Our walk took us to this point, and this is where we sat, eyes closed, feeling the breeze on our faces, and hearing the waves roll in.  Bliss.  There's nothing better than re-connecting with the earth, re-energising and appreciating all that is around us.  Everything tends to fall into place.  Priorities are re-shuffled.

And always the thought, why don't we do this more often?
Hope you've had some outdoor time in this glorious Winter weather.



  1. What a glorious beach and cute wildlife. It's supposed to be summer here, but looks like you've got better weather than us! xx

  2. Oh Trudy, what a wonderful place to be able to go for a walk! Just beautiful, and all that amazing wildlife, which to us in the UK seems impossibly exotic! You're right though, wherever we are, spending time reconnecting with the earth and it's rhythms is so important, it puts all our little worries in their place and refreshes us, mind, body and soul. We don't do it often enough, thanks for the reminder. Rachel xxx

  3. What great wildlife you have - we have to go to the zoo to see things like that over here! Fantastic beach - what a beautiful place to live x Jane

  4. lovely! a big breath out for you and hubs! what a great place to be, the scenery is amazing. The colour of the sea and the wildlife. I like the Wallaby, sweet. It's all there for you to enjoy and have some time out, take care, Heather x

  5. Hi Trudy!!!
    How are you???
    These photos... Brilliant!
    I would love to see Australia first hand, I wouldn't even know where to start as your country is so massive!
    It's nice reading your blog again!
    Have a great week my friend,
    Tammy xx

  6. I've never been in Australia but I will some day! Have a nice week!

  7. Oh, that last photo! Breathtaking. What a beautiful beach. I could sit there for hours staring at that view. x

  8. Glad you have been able to have time out I am sure you needed it...

  9. Hey Trudy, sounds like it was the perfect outing to help you reshuffle your priorities and put things in perspective.
    Beautiful photos and those Emu eyelashes , wow...
    Were you down at the Prom? Watching the ocean can be so relaxing.
    The weather has been lovely but boy it was cold yesterday. Sunshine to day an quite mild really.
    Have a great week.....

    Claire X

  10. Lovely Trudy! I have thoroughly enjoyed this virtual tour. Thank you for sharing....it doesn't look too cold either considering it is your winter.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  11. Hi Trudy,
    Hope you're travelling well and 2013 has been good to you so far. What magnificent photos! I never noticed an emu's eyelashes before. :)
    I'm just popping in to let you know about a little #reverb-like blog challenge my friend Meredith and I are offering from August 21 to 31. It's called August Moon and it looks all set to be magic!
    We'd be so excited if you joined us. You can find out more here: http://www.katmcnally.com/p/august-moon-13.html
    Take care,
    Kat xx


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