An afternoon walk

I almost had a car accident the other day when I was driving up the road from our house and saw that my all time favourite cottage in the village {that has just been renovated} had it’s weeping cherry in flower! Honestly, it looks like it’s straight out of a picture book. Actually everything does. I can’t believe I am lucky enough to live here.

We walked out through the front garden, past our own flowering plants, up the road past the “magic pink tree”, down to the duck pond, past the cow paddocks and then back again.

Want to come for a walk with us? Come on then, go get your gumboots on, I’ll wait for you…let’s go!

Doesn’t it just do your soul good?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00213673001470305990 Kelly

    Stunning! I’ve been doing alot of walking lately, definetly feels good for the soul xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01556432714220385619 Amelia {Weddings, Babies… Everything}

    I love where you live. So tranquil. xx

  • Anonymous

    Soul food.
    I drove to Mudgee recently and the cherry blossoms were incredible. Breath.taking. The wattle amazing. You live the lucky life.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04659789458460830707 Cherie @ ‘a baby called Max’

    Wow … !

    I wake up & take Max around our neighborhood, & there’s every kind of construction-something that make all kinds of NOT-good-for-your-soul noise, haha!

    But I tell myself to be patient, because they’re building the homes of future families that we might be friend’s with.

    And maybe (hopefully) these people will plant amazing blossom trees that we’ll admire on walks one day :)

    Seriously love where you live! It’s just so pretty!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01111027517594644037 Hello, I’m Marti. And I’m a red-head

    OMG how amazing are those blossoms!!! Oh I wish I was there…..

  • http://sparklesays.wordpress.com/ Traci

    I needed a little of this right now so thank you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16664410759017817838 Blossom Child Design

    Beth, You are a breath of fresh air. There is alot to be said about the job-lot of us Mum’s. The mundanity we experience with children is worth talking about.

    How I wish I was able to connect with other mothers when my eldest 2 were little. We had moved from Brisbane with a close-knit family to sleepy Hobart. I was devastated and so isolated. My ex-husband is a naval architect and when Christopher Skase (his boss) did what he did we had to go where the work was. I was pregnant with my 2nd child (he’s now 20) and my daughter was 15 months old. My pregnancy with Nic was horrific and we bought a renovators delight, so pregnant, a baby and a move to a vastly different environment was the biggest culture shock for me.

    The mothers I connected with were (no offence meant here btw) somewhat different, and much older at the time than me. Im rambling now…I wanted to comment and encourage you to keep going with your blog, your honesty and openness is refreshing and I love reading…watching what you have to say.

    The Sad Sally’s of this world can bugger off, how can she criticise you about ‘changing the world’, how on earth does she think her negative comments would have anything but a counter-negative effect? I admire people that ‘save the world’ but thats not me, they obviously have different things to offer the ‘bigger picture’ but for me its ‘local not global’, if I can invest everything I have in the next generation (my children) then I am satisfied with my life. I remain blissfully ignorant about things that I have little or no control over…but Im as happy as a pig in mud!

    In time the sting of her comments will fade…

    All the best Beth to you and your lovely family!

    Cheers
    Ange

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05733683295079746421 kurrabikid

    Beautiful pictures, Beth – and what a great comment (above) from Ange. Have a wonderful day…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15742167397662346566 Corrie

    gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    not helping beth, not helping!

    Corrie:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10576986106653716208 Lizeylou

    I love that tree …. wishing it was in my yard that’s for sure!!
    You really do live in a gorgeous place!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05422447758929601014 Leanne

    A beautiful post. How lovely to go for a walk where you are.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11937511046069347576 edenland

    Love. This morning I took a photo of the still-bare cherry trees on the median strip in Leura today. Because soon, SOON THEY WILL BLOOM. That’s called “hope.”

    Now hurry up, motherfuckers. I want my spring.

  • mrs_walsh

    Just beautiful!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01763062839151537111 duchess_declutter

    Just gorgeous Beth. I agree with everything you write! cheers Wendy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16423155273754490984 Something Gorgeous

    I love where you live!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14577261411770696737 Hayley

    What a beautiful place to raise a family and I imagine it’s only going to get prettier the next few months :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04054598062772198767 OLEBEANS

    Now I want to move back to country NSW – instead I’m stuck in country Queensland! Not all its cracked up to be!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07673666217224096529 Kathryn

    Oh wow! That really is picture perfect. I wish I could come down and take photos, it’s just beautiful.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11497714541093217629 Blocks and Knocks

    I think we all are coming to visit:) Stunning photos xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12173085007473641503 Down that Little Lane

    Ooh that tree is stunning, you just crappeda ll over the stunning Magnolia I saw this morning but that is ok as you shared!! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07654995193578848394 Heather

    How beautiful. YOu are so lucky to live where you do…far cry from the inner west of sydney hey!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16514154623706491573 Chooky

    Love the cherry blossoms! Do you remember the beautiful one from the Dickson Street kitchen window? Not as spectacular as the ones in your photo but still colour in what can often be a bit grey …

  • Mel

    What a beautiful childhood you’re creating for those gorgeous girls and I don’t just mean the “prettiness” of it all. I mean having the time to walk them along and discover the beauty in their environment, taking the time and care to celebrate special days and involving yourself in your and more importantly what will be their community. The world needs lots of different people, yes it does need “Sally’s” to encourage us to remember the people who can’t necessarily help themselves and it also needs the Beth’s , the Eden’s and all the other wonderful women who are out there doing their own little bit in their own way. Clearly I’m feeling the love today lol.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08421916141889047331 Jen R

    Stunning, wore my thongs for the walk though, dont own gumboots….lol

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05243841590573082124 Holly

    Oh you take the most beautiful photos Beth! I love reading your blog and your photography adds such a special touch. I live in Hobart now and I really miss the NSW countryside. looking at your photos today made me feel a bit homesick for my hometown. Just gorgeous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07189192073489440981 tea with lucy

    . . . and here i was thinking i lived in the most gorgeous place in australia!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13040353344976742981 lou

    Where in NSW are you? I dont’ remember such beauty when I was over there. It looks like the UK. xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09345662692259541964 Kymmie

    Beautiful. Spring in all its glory! I love looking at all the colour and the new flowers of fruit.

    Oh, I love that you stop and (literally) smell the roses. Life is far too short. xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    Yep, those cherry blossoms get me every time. That blanket of colour is just divine. Also loving the pic of the little ladies walking along rustic foot path. It’s a magical scene. Beautiful pics xo

  • http://www.skinnyflatwhite.com.au/ Paula

    makes me homesick for the east coast!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15761220164069379437 Maxabella

    It does it does it does! Beeoutiful. x