Saturday, February 25, 2012

Blue Lotus Watergarden

Although it was very hot today we enjoyed our visit to the Blue Lotus Watergarden set out on 14 acres it is open to the public from December 26th - March 31st. It is found just past Lilydale on the Warburton Hwy. Entry to their Cafe, Nursery and Boutique is free, while a small fee of $10.00 per Adult entry to the display garden. Good opportunities for photos in the lovely surrounds of the garden with so many lotus and waterlilies well designed and displayed garden.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tarwin River West Trestle Bridges 1 and 2

It is a shame to see some of our rail trestle bridges fall into dis-repair, their gentle decline due to neglect and a lack of maintenance since the closer of the rail lines. I would have thought that they are of great historic importance to the state. We visited two more this week on the outskirts of Meeniyan, the Tarwin River West Trestle Bridges 1 and 2 are no longer open to the public because of their condition is considered to be unsafe. 

Friday, February 17, 2012


I find clouds so fascinating, they would have to be one of the most interesting and beautiful of the weather phenomena. With all the storm activity over the past few weeks I have enjoyed watching the clouds each day and trying to capture then in photos.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wilsons Promontory National Park


Last Saturday we visited Wilsons Promontory National Park with our son and his fiance, it was a beautiful sunny day, just perfect for enjoying the views of the prom. Wilsons Promontory is the Southern most tip on the Australian mainland. What does it have to offer, rugged coastline, beautiful sandy beaches, mountain ranges, rainforests, open bushland, unforgettable scenery. Sadly due to the severe floods in March 2011 some parts of the park are still not open to the public, but there is still plenty to see and do in the areas that are open.


Noojee Trestle Bridge


While out driving we decided to call in and have a look at the historic  timber trestle bridge on the now closed Noojee railway line.  This bridge, known as No. 7, is the only remaining of seven trestle bridges on the section of railway line between Nayook and Noojee. This historic bridge is said to be the tallest timber trestle bridge in Victoria.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Rural Views


I'm always on the lookout for different subjects to take photos of, today we went for a drive to find some rural opportunities and a spot that a very good friend of mine had photographed recently. A rural view of a farm property with a shed and a windmill,  Pauline had chosen the most perfect spot to take photos. Although the subject was the same I was surprised how different our photos were. We found several spots alone the South Gippsland highway that windmills were close enough to the road that we could stop and get some shots.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Coal Creek Korumburra

Slab Hut

On our trip home from Wilson's Promontory we decided to call into Coal Creek to have a look at the relics from a time long ago. We found many things there that took us back to memories of our childhood and items in the general store that our mothers used or bought. We found our time there very interesting and stayed there much longer than we had planed. 


Solid Wheel Jinker


The next group of photo's are from our second trip to Coal Creek, we didn't have enough time on our first visit to get around every thing, there is just so much to see. You need to allow at least half a day to do justice to your visit.

Train carriage


The window

White Cottage