It was a glorious Autumn day so we decided to go on an excursion to Mount Wilson, a delightful and quite remote mountain village blessed with perfect soil and conditions for cool climate gardens. Let me take you for a walk past the gates of the grand gardens.
I spend too many hours at my desk and rarely seem to get out and about in the mountains, other than a quick walk up to the end of the street to get some exercise. This is one of the vistas I see on my stroll. The greens will change over the next few weeks -- already there are signs of the new season along the path.
The other day I was wondering which type of track was best ... an avenue of exotic trees or a dirt track through native forest. I actually think neither of those (through they are both beautiful). I reckon the very best type is a winding road through rain forest.
This is going through an area called Mermaid's Cave Recreation Reserve, beats me why since we are nowhere near the sea.
It was such a lovely day, sunny but not hot, we decided to take a drive before going back home. Following the road along Shipley's Plateau from Blackheath ends at Hargreaves Lookout which has nice views to the west where mountain wilderness begins to give way to farmland. Rain was beginning to fall in places.
We are lucky to have a Gleebooks shop here in the mountains. Another place where I am sure to find something to enjoy reading. They have a good poetry collection that I find hard to resist. And I love looking at the beautiful garden books -- but don't buy them because no amount of dreaming is going to transform my garden. But what's with all of the adult colouring books filling the shelves in bookshops these days?