Welcome to ten on ten! On the 10th of each month I share 10 photos from our family life.
School holidays have hit Western Australia and I decided to pack the kids up and head to the country. Poor Dixie was left in Perth working hard while we got our country fix.
I was dreading driving just under 400 kilometers with two small children but to my surprise it all went smoothly. The road lead us to Mt Barker where we spent time with our family.
The days were cool and crisp.
We enjoyed slow gentle days pottering and exploring my mums garden.
What is a visit to the country if you don’t step foot on a farm?
My Great Grandfather claimed this land in the early 1900’s. Over the years the farm has expanded to include the new generations.
The sheep have the best view with the Porongurups and Stirling Rangers in the distance.
It is not enough to just soak in the view of the Porongurups, I had to climb it! Winding my way up a steep 2.2 kilometre track and scampering over rocks to make it to the top of Castle Rock.
The Balancing Rock is a giant sculpture shaped by natural forces. Every time I see it I am amazed at how it sits there so perfectly.
Due to the weather our view from the top was obstructed by the clouds. However there were the odd snow flake floating past our face.
You can never tire of this landscape. This time we soaked in the view from the top of Mt Barker hill.
I was reconnecting with my roots. Asking questions about my family and learning about our history.
This dinner plate was bought out to Australia from England by my Great Great Grandfather in the 1800’s.
I wish I was interested in family history when my grandparents were alive. There is so much information which has been lost and may never be rediscovered.
My desire to live in the country grows after every visit.