It’s good to get away from everyday life once in a while, even if it’s just for a couple days and not too far away. There’s not much art news in this post, but I felt like posting some photos.
At the end of last week I went on my own mini wine tour in the Hunter Valley, which is less than 45 minutes drive from where I am now. The Hunter Valley is best known for its Shiraz and Semillon wines. I then went to a place called Nelson Bay, which is also about 45 minutes from where I live, but close to beaches and the ocean.
I stopped at Petersons Wines cellar door at Mount View and parked in the shade.
Here’s a closer view of their vineyards.
I ended up buying a bottle of “Back Block Shiraz” 2000 and a bottle of Merlot from Petersons Wines, so I guess you could say I’m a red wine drinker.
This little guy is a Magpie. During nesting season the parents will protect their young by attacking you from behind. This young one wasn’t very happy with me taking his photo, but his mother wasn’t too bothered as she kept on looking for bugs in the grass while I chased her little one around with a camera.
This guy is a Kookaburra, taken outside the place I was staying at in Nelson Bay. They make a loud laughing sound which is pretty bizarre for those that haven’t heard it before.
This was just a couple minutes walk from where I was staying.
This slimey little guy is a Sea Slug found in a rock pool (it’s not a good idea to be touching things in rock pools in Australia though, as a lot of stuff can cause serious pain or death!).
Rock formation that looks like a face.. See the eyes, nose and mouth? Or do I just have an active imagination?
This Pelican looked quite comfortable sitting on the light post.
Australian native Grevillea in flower.
And that’s the end of my little photo journey..