Sunday, May 4, 2014

On the way to the fair!



We were up and off into the country at the crack of dawn yesterday morning.. more on why tomorrow. We've driven through this small town just over an hour (85km) north-east of Perth many times but I can't remember the last time we stopped, so glad we had a reason to this time.. I took these shots as we were getting closer.. after a long hot summer things are pretty dry and it looks like there may have been a fire through this area.. there are no pretensions about the Australian bush, it is what it is, beautiful in it's own unique way... 


Looking back down the drive up to Pelham Lookout.. from the top you can see our destination snuggled way down there in the Avon Valley.


By the time we arrived we were ravenous, more than ready for a hearty breakfast.. you'll never guess where I took the reflection shot below.. we found the most extraordinary tribute to an American icon right here in the middle of the Australian bush, incroyable! Excellent breakfast too. Hope your weekend is a little less hectic than mine, take care....
See more Weekend Reflections here..

31 comments:

  1. You do have great adventures!! Great captures, too, and I'm looking forward to hearing more about your trip! Enjoy!!

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  2. One-handed reflection! Beautiful countryside.

    Enjoy your trip and week end!

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  3. Love these pictures. As you said beautiful in its own way.

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  4. Beautiful, Grace. I really like your selfie too!

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  5. The bush is indeed quite lovely country!

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  6. The Bush landscape reminds me a bit of American deserts and some resemblance to parts of South Africa.

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  7. Lots of Coke stuff behind you there, Grace! Good to see you!

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  8. The Bush is indeed a beautiful place! And the photo of your own reflection is creative!

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  9. You're right Grace it's getting chilly - you have sleeves on, warm ones too!
    By gosh that first photo threw me, it could have been taken from my former property in the Hunter Valley overlooking the area there. Totally amazing!!
    I'm still dieting, but go on - what did the 'hearty breakfast' consist of..... ;)

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  10. Is that your daughter in the mirror?

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  11. Beautifully framed first photo. You are right Australian has a charm of its own. You've got me hooked where are you off to?

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  12. What is hectic really. Wait till Sunday night... it all might just even out. It often does for me. Love that portrait.

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  13. Aha! Enjoy it all Grace! Joy x

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  14. Gorgeous Aussie bush. Would love to explore WA one day. Looking forward to the purpose of the trip ~ tomorrow.

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  15. Gee Grace, it looks worryingly dry.

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  16. The Outback looks a lot like the Arizona desert so I think I might feel right at home there. I did a Google Earth search of Avon Valley and wow, you really are in the middle of nowhere! Yikes!

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  17. Beautiful country. Nice reflection too.

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  18. What a nice trip, have a good weekend.

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  19. I bet you had a great time in this little ol' town, always thought I should donate one of my 'Icons' !

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  20. The bush does look very, very dry. And those look a lot like Coke signs, and a pretty blonde.

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  21. Thank you for showing us the land. I can feel her singing in your pics. Is that your reflection? You look so beautiful!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

    =^..^=

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  22. Your shot down to Avon Valley could easily be in the California foothills.

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  23. What a beautiful and scenic drive. Something that would attract me as well. You have me hooked with the details of your trip. Looking forward to the next post :)

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  24. Is that you in the reflection? Pretty look.

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  25. Very cool reflection shot! The Australian bush is very lovely this time of year - at least in photos.

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  26. Is it that cold already that you have to wear long clothes, Grace? Brrr. 9C overe here, not better!

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  27. Boy you really do give a sense that Perth is a long way from anywhere else. Love the countryside shots, Grace. Holding your camera with one hand - amazing :)!

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  28. I'd love to take that drive. It looks like a great one. Nice reflection!

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  29. Beautiful drive!!! And I love the reflection!!!

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