I've always like the gates of Withycombe because of the metal leaves on the gate and because the name is in the gate and because I like the sound the name. That's the house below. Apparently the Patrick White's family owned this place in the 1920s and 1930s.
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. @Honour Avenue, Lawson
There are old fashioned tea rooms down Megalong Valley Road, a good reason for taking this lovely drive. And as it happens to be on Theme, a perfect opportunity to post for this month's CDP Theme Day. @Megalong Valley Tea Rooms
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. @Megalong Valley Road
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. @Hargreaves Lookout, Blackheath
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? @Gleebooks, Blackheath