Sunday, 26 April 2015

Anzac Day Lawson

Having recently shown you historic photos of Honour Avenue I thought it would be good to show how  our town commemorated 100 years of Anzac today.  This year the parade did a loop of the gardens ending at the Memorial at the top where the service and wreath laying was held. This was followed by a family festival at the church hall or for many others a two-up game at the Blue Mountain Hotel.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Wet and wild

Oh my, hasn't it been wet!  The spot of sunshine in this photo is a clear sign it has not been taken recently but the inclement weather is making pushing spotted mushrooms up all over the garden right now ... not that I'm going out to look at them until the sun comes back.

I am however back from my blog break and going over to Sweet Wayfaring to post a series of shots from the new World War 1 gallery at the National War Memorial in the lead up to Anzac day.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015


I am a bit swamped with work at the moment so will be taking a blog break until I can catch up.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Moving stone

This stone didn't get moved during the highway widening.  There was vocal group of locals who wanted this local landmark to stay right where it is ... it's known as Sydney Rock ... you can Sydney from the top of it.

Matthew 28:2-7New International Version (NIV)
"There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen,"

Happy Easter everyone.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

South and North

Badgery Crescent wanders along in parallel to the railway line which follows the ridge line.  There are views to the south and eventually when you climb back up to highway level you see the view to the north too.

Friday, 3 April 2015

So typical

This is so typical of those of us with large old mountain gardens.  An exuberance of pine trees, ferns, rhododendrons and weeds.  It is so lovely to be out walking, picking up the fragrance of pine and moist earth and the smoke from log fires.  Easter is the perfect time to be here.

Thursday, 2 April 2015


Along this street there are mix of homes old and new but I like the oldies the best.