Monday, June 4, 2012

Perth DP goes rural.....


Yesterday we were up with the Corellas, piling into the car with blankets, pillows and a flask of hot coffee. The hot coffee was for P, the rest for Aimee and I, both intending to sleep for most of the 269 klm trip down to Boyup Brook. P does a lot of walking down south and has walked the Bibbulmun Track from beginning to end, but Aimee and I are definitely city gals! The last time we made this trip was in the middle of summer and the scenery wasn't inspiring, now at the beginning of winter and after a bit of rain, it is stunning, rolling green fields, cows and sheep grazing contentedly, rows of neatly trimmed grape vines. The country roads are in excellent condition, the only thing that I can't understand is, when the top speed on our freeways is 100 kph, why is the speed limit on smaller, windier country roads 110 kph, it makes no sense, especially when the accident rate on country roads is so high. The above shot is the entrance to the farm of  Darryl and Robin, who were hosting a 'Naming Day' ceremony for the latest addition to our family, and their newest granddaughter, Sophie.....

This one is for you Daryl in NYC they're not water tanks, they're silos..but there's three of them and not sure why but I thought of you.....!! Below everyone is heading up the big hill at the back of the property...
 
As Darryl is semi retired now it gives him plenty of time to work on his real passion which is... here's a clue and I'll show you tomorrow. It's so late, lots of driving, too many images to sort through and still feeling a little icky! You might have even guessed, it's a pretty great clue oui! Another week beginning, let's hope it's a good one, stay safe.....



35 comments:

  1. Estupendas las fotos. Pura naturaleza.

    Feliz tarde de domingo.

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  2. Darryl has a passion for tractors?I like the landscapes you're showing today, so peaceful and beautyful!

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  3. hope you're feeling better! love the views and the farm!
    the tires look like tractor tires...or perhaps he's gone on for the USA pastime of "monster trucks" ;)

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  4. Beautiful rural landscapes, Grace!

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  5. It does a city heart good to rural now and again. Great series of photos!

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  6. Living in the middle of a very large city, I do so appreciate your photos of such a lovely area! Looks like a really great day was had by all!! Hope you have a wonderful week and that you're feeling much better!!

    Sylvia

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  7. Beautiful green meadows. It does not look even at the beginning of winter. That's all full of optimism. Here is an autumn full of melancholy. Nice photo. Also, I wish you a good start to the week. Sincerely, Peter.

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  8. Rural is a nice place to visit but ......!

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  9. From what i can gather the road surface determines the speed limit :-).

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  10. Thank you much for this wonderful journey, to a place where time seems to pass by on a slower pace.

    Please have a good start into the new week.

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  11. Looks like a lovely time was had by all. It had slipped my mind that you are in winter at the moment and I had wondered about the need for blankets! It was 93 degrees F here today. But not bad. A little breeze.

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  12. Great photos! this looks more like my part of the country!!

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  13. Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentoss

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  14. Heal yourself, girl! This countryside is beautiful.

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  15. No, Malyss. She has a passion for water towers on the tops of tall buildings, but these do look like them...

    Such beautiful countryside, my friend, and I hope you are better now!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  16. Nothing like a trip to the county to set you right. Works for me. Wonderful shots.

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  17. Me, me, me Miss. Tractor racing!

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  18. Beautiful green pastures ... I'm like you Grace I love it for a few days then I'm ready to return to the city.

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  19. I'd be ashamed for you to see our awful roads!
    fun post


    Enjoy your week!
    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    > < } } ( ° >

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  20. Sounds like you've had a little escape to the country. All that fresh air will be good for you.

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  21. Oh what fun that must have been. I'd have loved it!

    The speed limits are strange though!

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  22. City gals require time in the country. Country folks require the seaside!

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  23. Great shots. What a difference some rain makes. The shot with the two children peering into the green countryside is my favourite.

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  24. rest up today if you can. thank you for taking us along on this beautiful journey.

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  25. Isn't it nice to get away once in awhile - esp. to the country and it's esp. nice when you get to visit family, too. Looks like a beautiful place.

    Re your question on The Villages: We were just bumming around there one evening and we saw this group, which was obviously a mini-family reunion and Lois offered to take their picture. I was on the upper deck and took a picture of her taking their picture.

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  26. whatever they hold, I love them and that there's 3 .. two of my weekly themes (almost) .. and I am loving Aimee's leggings

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  27. Nice country side pics :)...love the 1st one with metal wheel :)

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  28. sure likes a wonderful place to unwind!

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  29. A different and very interesting view on your countryside...

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  30. Looks like a great spot Grace. Hope that the driving did not get to you too much!

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  31. Great post, very rural indeed.

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