Sunday, June 21, 2009

Finch Hatton Gorge

This weekend has been good fun.   I have had family staying, so its made me stop & go out on some road trips near to where I live; thought you might like to see.

This little Kookaburra was a cheeky fella.   We stopped for a picnic and I was happily eating a tuna salad sandwich &  he swooped down, snatching it straight out of my hand!   It all happened in a flash and my heart was going, I can tell you.   He delicately took it from my hand as his beak never even touched me!   He must have had his eye on the prize, that's for sure.

Will be going back here in the summer to swim in the gorge with the kids.   They would have gone in if I'd have let them, but the water was very cold.

Next stop Airlie Beach

This Oleander tree was full with blooms.   It's so pretty, just a shame it is a poisonous tree.   If the leaves are chewed it can make you very sick so best not to plant in your garden if you have small children.
I hope I have brought a bit of spring early.    I am lucky the winters in North Queensland are glorious.


Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

Oh i adore kookaburras, their colours always fascinates me, i think they are just so beautiful looking!

popped by your Esty store, your cushion came up beautifully!! Really impressed!!

Exquisite Accessories said...

Thank you :)

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

lovely pictures, never seen a kookabara before -thanks!

Beach Vintage said...

Winters up there are so wonderful. I remember from a previous trip, the winter sun is so glorious and warm.

Exquisite Accessories said...

Thanks for your lovley coments it makes it so worth while!! :)

Federica said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Now I found yours!

Jeanneoli said...

Just amazing! What a beautiful place you live. My kids will join your kids anytime to swim in THAT water...just call:-)

kayellen said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time!!
and a kookaburra ahhh:)

This is what summer is all about!


Cyma said...

Amazing pictures. Your blog is lovely :)