Monday, 1 June 2009

monday's photo of the week

to end my week of coping with the flu, brad, aaron, cody and i decided to go for a drive out to forest lake which is probably a 15 minute drive from where we live. at first, we deliberated on whether to go or not because the weather was a little unsure of what it wanted to do. it would rain one minute and then be sunshine the next. however, the weather was very accommodating for us because it rained on the way there, stopped for the hour or so that we were at the lake and then, it rained on the way home. how lucky was that?! here are some of the pictures taken at the lake. the pictures that i'm in were taken by aaron with his own camera. we all had a lovely and relaxing time and plan to do it more often.

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this was how it looked when we first arrived.....the clouds were looking ready to dump more rain but, thankfully, they moved around us and not a drop fell on our walk although it kept changing from sunshine to overcast.

forest lake is manmade and has a bicycle/walking path circuit around the lake

the walk across the bridge is part of the circuit

no swimming, diving or fishing allowed but you can hire these pedal boats and canoes are allowed too

a dragon fountain at one end of the lake

headless ducks

just kidding

i'm running late with my MANTRA MONDAY card this week but will try to have it up late tomorrow



  1. Beautyful blog!!!! Nice to meet you Rosi!

  2. Sorry to hear you've been coping with the flu! Incredible location! What a lovely place for a stroll.

  3. wow, Forest Lake is looking beautiful! I went there once when it was still being built, we knew someone who lived there. Looks like a great place to go for a walk:) cheers, Maria :)

  4. What a beautiful day it looks like. I love the headless ducks, they are one of my favorite kinds. Glad you are feeling better!

  5. Glad you're feeling better, Serena. And how great the weather cooperated so you could enjoy your day at the lake. Looks like fun.......

  6. Great pictures Serena. You realize if I ever get to Oz, you will have to show me all these wonderful things... ;o))) Ro

  7. So glad you are feeling better. Looks like a wonderful path to walk, but I am amazed that the dirt looks so dry if it had just been raining? The earth must be really sucking up that water--hehe! Thanks for bringing us along. I love visiting Australia!! :):)

  8. Great photos! Looks like an amazing place to walk about... Glad you are feeling better!

  9. Serena,

    So happy to see that you are feeling better. :)
    Your trip to the lake sounded wonderful. Love that picture of you walking the dog. You are very pretty. :)
    I would love to have that dragon fountain. How neat.
    Glad that the little Duckies weren't Headless! LOL


  10. Thanks, everyone ~ :)

    Ro, I'd be happy to show you around.

    Rita, when it's a case of rain one minute and sunshine the next, it doesn't take long for the harsh Australian sun to dry the surface of the ground. When we first arrived, I was being very careful about Cody walking on the bare dirt areas because I didn't want his paws getting too dirty from the wet soil. lol

  11. Looks like a wonderful place for a walk, loved all the photos.

  12. Glad you are better, goodness hate to hear anyone sick. Looks like a wondeful relaxing day and glad the weather held out for you. Love that dragon fountain!

  13. o.0 I want that dragon! lol

    the lake looks like such a gorgeous place to spend time at :D

  14. Glad the weather held up for you. Looks like you had a nice time :)

    Luv Shell

  15. What an inspiring place. I wouldn't know what to look at first. That dragon sculpture is amazing. I enjoyed the view from your walk!

  16. It is real lovely beautiful and you have a great shot.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Cheers and have a lovely day,

  17. I wish you to feel better, sorry to hear about the flu :(

    beautiful walk and first picture is so calming, pieceful, love it!

  18. Looks like a beautiful spot to relax. Do you have a picnic space there? Thank you for sharing the lovely pictures and I am glad that you are on the way to recovery from flu

  19. What a gorgeous place and a relaxing walk! It's a beautiful thing when the weather cooperates :) LOL @ headless ducks :)

  20. What a beautiful place!
    Love your family outings. Thanks for sharing. It´s nice to know other parts of the world.

  21. Wow - such gorgeous photos!!!
    What a great family time! The changes in weather makes the outing that much more in balance wihth mama earth, I think.

    LOVE your boho-hippie look!!!

  22. Can't imagine it being that dry and hot! Wow!

    P.S. I LOVE that dragon fountain! Never seen anything like it. :)

  23. What a beautiful, peaceful place to stroll around. I hope you're feeling better after getting out for some fresh air. And lucky that you got a break in the weather.

  24. Gorgeous photos, and what a beautiful area to visit. So sorry you and the family have been battling the flu.

  25. after all that rain, it must have been wonderful to get out into the sunshine and walk.. a gorgeous place to walk it looks like to me!
    hope you are recovering from that flu..xo

  26. Lovely pictures Serena. Sorry to be so out of touch. My Mum just found out she has cancer and that has taken up some time for me.

    Take care and do go on your walks more and enjoy the beauty all around us.

  27. I found your blog through your daughter's blog :) What a talented family! You do beautiful work!!


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