Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscapes of Love in Australia

 

You don’t need to travel far in Australia to be inspired by incredible landscapes.  But then again you can spend years traveling around the country doing what’s become known as The Big Lap.  As our kids are at crucial years of secondary school we haven’t been able to do that, just yet.  But hopefully, in the not too distant future …

In the meantime we make do and enjoy our camping weekends and shorter trips away, taking off occasionally for longer holidays when we can.  Here’s a snapshot of some of my favorite places we’ve visited over the past couple of years.

Landscape Rawnsley Park (800x533)

The Flinders Ranges has some of the most spectacular scenery in outback South Australia.  I have lots of wonderful memories here … sitting around campfires, stargazing, amazing walks and magnificent scenery.

Landscape Flinders (800x533)

Every where you look in the Flinders Ranges you feel a sense of space and vastness, a tranquility and slow pace so far removed from the normal craziness of life.

Landscape Arkaroola (800x600)

Then there’s Arkaroola one of the places I fell in love with last year. This is a wild landscape – vast, ancient, primitive and completely spell binding.

Landscape Craigs Hut (800x600)

Closer to home is this view from Craigs Hut in the Victorian High Country, where the film The Man From Snowy River was set.  The scenery takes my breath away every time I visit.

Landscape Merlin High Country (800x600)

Either on foot or on the back of a horse.  This is Merlin, my daughter’s faithful stead with a first class view of the mountains around Bogong in the High Country.

Landscape Big River (800x600)

These mountains are less than two hours from Melbourne but they could be a world away.  Makes for a quick and easy and relaxing weekend getting back to nature.

Landscape wine (800x600)

Even closer to home is this young vineyard in the picturesque hills around Mount Langi Ghiran.  I love my wine almost as much as I love camping so combining the two is perfect.

Landscape Mundi Mundi Plains (800x600)

And finally this view of the Mundi Mundi plains in outback NSW.  I’ll never forget the horizon at sunset, it seemed to stretch for eternity.  I felt a sense of peace and contentment and that all was well with my world.  A feeling we can have anywhere, but when nature inspires us it somehow transcends the ordinary.

In response to this weeks Daily Post Photo Challenge – Landscape.

Wishing you all a landscape of love, where ever you are.

Stay safe and enjoy the journey.


71 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscapes of Love in Australia

        1. I may have seen some of your outback posts but not sure about the Kimberleys. I think I would have remembered them so I’ll have to go back and visit again. 🙂

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  1. My wife loves The Man From Snowy River! Her favorite scene comes near the end, when the young man rides his mountain-jumping stallion down a near-impassable grade.

    I just had one of those out of this world moments reading this, seeing these pictures. Took me back to when my wife first shared that movie with me. Thanks for sharing, Miriam.

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  2. Wow. Thank you for the awe-inspiring “virtual” tour of Australia 😉 As and when time permits, I am sure to visit the land of kangaroos and much much more in the future 🙂

    Also, just wanted to share something with you 🙂 I guess you knew Nikki at Richness of Simple Life was conducting a meet and greet with an award theme. I nominated you for Most Inspirational Blog Award:) The description goes like this for the award. “Inspires, motivates and possibly even challenges you!” This is not a real award I guess, but just wanted to let you know 🙂 You can check what I described about you here and I mean every word of it:)

    https://therichnessofasimplelife.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/next-mg-2/comment-page-2/#comment-3273

    Cheers to our blogging relationship and like I said, till date every post of yours leaves me with a “wow” feeling ❤

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    1. Hi Minaxi, I just popped over to see what you wrote and I’m humbled by your words. Thank you for thinking of me, happy to know that I can inspire you with my posts. Take care, keep smiling and have a wonderful week ahead. And thanks again. 🙂

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    1. My favorite shot too, that was on the Ridge top tour in Arkaroola. The only way you could get there was by guided tour, it was an incredible landscape.

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  3. I like how you take us on elegant trips with yourself, out in the Nature, while speaking those lyrical sentences, filling us with optimism while also telling about your reflections about life,then slowly at the end, you bid an amiable goodbye with wonderful closing lines, gifting us well wishes about different things every time and leaving us with a feeling of happiness and nostalgia. 🙂

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    1. I’m so glad you see it that way, that’s what I try to do each post. Makes me happy to know that you appreciate my work, thank you so much (and sorry for the late reply, I’ve been camping this weekend and had no reception) 🙂

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