From there we navigated our way round to Cherry Gardens. Juli remembers attending the dances at the local halls where they provided the best suppers she can remember..nothing like country hospitality!
A few kilometers down the road and around the bend... On the Old Mount Barker Road is a lovely property with a field full of spring bulbs in bloom. I started to photograph the quilt on the fence/ gate but couldnt content myself without getting a full photo of the quilt in the paddock.... and the owners (whose house was just up the hill) saw and came down to question me. Apologies .. for an invasion of privacy was in order.. and feeling a little guilty for jumping the falling down gate ..but what is one to do with so much beauty before me?....Apparently I am not the only one....
Photo obtained (a very breathless and apologetic me) jumps back in the car , further down the road to Stirling. The blossoms on the side of the road provided the best photo opportunity of all, I think.
The back of the quilt, the stripes looking like tall timbers (even thought orientated the opposite way)
Amongst the birch and blossoms.
The next photos are my favorites, spectacular crisp clean whites of the blossoms and blurred colours in the background...absolutely delicious.
On to Bridgewater and the Bridgewater Mill. Mossy and wet wheel , sludgy wet grass and a cold windy day.
The hellebores at the back in the woodland path
An in my back yard to get a photograph of the entire quilt hanging on the line with the wind blowing up the skirts to get the full picture!
Cheers and thanks for visiting. Monique x