So it's time to take the second part of my trip around the loop road which links me back to home. See the first part of my journey here.
Thought you would enjoy listening to John Williamson singing "Cootamundra Wattle" while you're reading. So if you'd like to, just Click here and leave it playing while you join me, and apologies for the ad at the beginning, I don't know how to get rid of it. If you find it distracting, just listen and read separately. There are Wattles in this story, just not the Cootamundra type!
|I left behind me the little tin church |
and travelled through beef and dairy country
|It's been very dry and you can see |
a bush fire in the distance
|My dear cousin Mar left a comment that this tree |
looked as though it was wanting a hug!
|The dirt road leaves the gentler fields |
and heads into steeper forest country.
|A distant view towards Dorrigo|
|Towering gum trees|
|Some spectacular leaves|
|Fiddled around with this photo for Mandarin Orange Monday. |
I like the results. Hope you do too!
|A friendly pony is a reminder of the |
homes and farms hidden in the bush
|Dust on the dry dirt road|
|Heading to a lower altitude|
tree ferns are more in evidence
|This is a wattle in flower |
(let's not get technical about names!)
|I reach the creek in the valley|
where the road crosses
|The sun is getting low in the sky|
and leaves a golden glow on the ripples
|I cross the bridge|
|And the wattle blossoms of a |
Blackwood (pretty sure!) welcome me home
I have had fun taking you with me on my day out and look forward to another one really soon! Where would you like to go?