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Wednesday, July 11

Mum and Dad's

The girls and I took a trip to my Mum and Dad's today, enjoying the last week of freedom before they return to school and time tables, also there was a much needed haircut for a couple of very eager girls. As I drive there I feel the peace and calmness wash over me, looking out my window I see the wide open spaces of the country side appear before my eyes. I never truly appreciated what a beautiful place the country was until I became older. To me sitting on the back deck breathing in the fresh air, listening to the rustling of the trees makes me happy. My father over the years has created a beautiful garden full of flowers, fruit trees, grapes and hives of Australian native bees.  Today I took my camera along and went for a walk around his garden I thought you might like to come for a walk with me and explore the sights.
Today I came home with a big bag of lemons,  some limes,  a  tangelo or two and a few passion fruit. I'm so grateful for all the hard work my father has put into his garden, he is such a hard working man, always has and always will be.  I think a lemon meringue pie might have to be made this weekend.

20 comments:

  1. Wow! Is this where you grew up? It is stunning! My long term dream is to move to the country and have orchards and bees! Your father sounds lovely. x

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  2. I also grew up on a farm, a delightful background to have. Your seventh photo looks like a bush lemon tree. I love your last photo and the one of the little wasp. Must have been wonderful to spend time with your folks in the country side.

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  3. What a lovely post and even lovlier photos Catherine...you have a real gift for capturing the beauty and emotion of moments and surroundings! Sorry i haven't dropped by as much lately...too many Birthdays happening i think!
    Hope your Father is doing well xx

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  4. Oh you were truly blessed by your visit to your parents home.....glad you could see the beauty that was there to enjoy. xx

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  5. Lemon meringue pie is my favorite. My mom always made the best ones when I was growing up. Your dad's garden is lovely. I have always been a country girl! Love nothing more than being out in the great outdoors surrounded by nature. Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

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  6. Lemon meringue pie sounds delicious!! Your photos are stunning Catherine and truly capture the beauty in the simple delights around your Dad's garden x

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  7. The smell of fresh air is just divine. I make it a point to sit on my back porch every evening as dusk falls slowly on the world. Such a peaceful moment.

    I can't get over all those lemons on that tree. My mom had a lemon tree once, but it never bore any fruit.

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  8. Sounds delicious! Your photos are beautiful..x

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  9. Wow, wow, wow Catherine.
    His garden together with your photos is a stunning match!
    I often appreciate our place and see it's beauty so much more after we have been away for a while.
    I hope your lemon meringue pie was delicious.

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  10. Catherine what a beautiful spot your parents live and wonderful place to grow up. Your stunning photography captures all the beauty. Enjoy remainder of the holidays!:) nx

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  11. Your photos really are amazing!

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  12. Your photos are just awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. So pretty. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  14. Lemon meringue pie is one of my most favourite desserts! Your photos are stunning Catherine. Nothing like spending time in the country air - it's so good for the soul. I really appreciate having grown up in the country and I do often lament that my children could not experience the same.

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  15. Such lovely and peaceful looking images! And lemon meringue pie sounds a little yummy! Have a lovely weekend x

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  16. Your fathers garden looks like one magical place. Your photos are gorgeous. That one of what I presunme is a native bee with something in its mouth is amazing.

    Enjoy that lemon merangue pie ;-)

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  17. What lovely photos of a beautiful photos. Thanks for taking us along.

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  18. OMG! You are going to have to sell your photos, they are so stunning!! Watermark them too - don't want anyone taking your amazing work. I dream for a lemon tree in our front yard. Not to sure how I'll make it work.

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  19. Gorgeous photos of your parents place, I love the haircut photo too!

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  20. A beautiful garden, I love the citrus fruit trees.

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