Spring has been good this year with showers yielding green grass and healthy trees. Our Canyon Cabin is nestled in the edge of the bush overlooking our Creek Canyon.
We cherish each drop of rain which falls as it brings and sustains life for us. I’ve built a rain collector with pony pump from the canyon cabin which pumps water to either our garden or main water tank as needed. Simple, effective, yet invaluable.
It took some time to amass the materials — yet the shed roof connecting the containers which Lockie and I built during his last visit has been invaluable for shaded and protected work space — Herc’ the ute quite likes it too!
Remember these photos of our forest walk to Forest Lodge as next week there will be a major transformation…
The Sunshine Coast lives up to the name — and the Hinterland region has even more to offer.
We never tire of the cloud textures, light tones, and varied weather here — come experience it for yourself!
Our newest Canyon Cabin is directed due East and we enjoy gorgeous sunrises which awake the birds and canyon it overlooks.
Just outside, we admire each day the changing flowers and trees.
While a tad hot for them — the bees have been busy!
Won’t be long and we’ll have Passion Fruit en mass.
We have several beds of lettuce thriving this year
Aubergine flowers a.k.a. Eggplant
Mickey Mouse plant which is a gorgeous bush bees love yet grows rampant here.
Marigolds in garden beds to fend off some pests
Crucifix Orchards near Forest Lodge
Nick and Jaffa are near our Vanilla Ice Cream tree grove which this time of year is covered with blossoms and thousands of birds by day and bats by night.
Some of our favourite memories are with Derya — whether Glebe days gone by, or Spain when we travelled about, or perhaps Bonn… guess our most laid-back and recent was when they came out to visit us. We are SO pleased that Derya is now employed by University of Queensland as a Geology Professor (specialising in Volcanos — we have several around!)
From early morning fog and magical shades of grey….
To morning hikes to enjoy wondrous fig trees…
Or afternoon chores including finishing the last section of fence…
To the sunsets we enjoy each evening — its great to be on the land!
Jaffa and I often hike the canyon below our garden and buildings to the creek below.
Nick is clearing as we go with his favourite shears — thanks Jill!
Check out the roots on this fig tree — over 100 feet long from tree to creek bed floor. Absolutely majestic!
Being shaded and cooler than most areas its also wetter in the canyon too. That means we have our own rainforest with quite different flora and fauna than up above (we’re near 100 metres below our cabins).
Every project is made MUCH easier with the help of many hands… Kevin (our latest helper from France) and Nick happy to be back on top — while Brandon continues his trek. Brandon is from Canada and aims to plant a million trees before he finishes up his travels and settles down — so far, he’s near half way done… hats off Brandon — well done!
We took Vic and Susan with us to nearby Lake Borumbah one Sunday noon.
Nick and I love to take the boat out and Jaffa proudly acts like Leonardo DiCaprio (luckily no Titanic for us!)
As we went through Imbil, we met up with Frank and Suzie at their daughter Penelope’s new cafe at the Imbil Bowling and Tennis Club). What a lovely meal overlooking the creek — thank you Frank (see how he’s smiling! ;<) Oh, our Canadian tree planting helper Brandon was especially funny after many wines… LOL!
Vic and Susan have really gotten into the country lifestyle… hats, boots, and jean shorts (okay — just Vic in shorts… so far!) Nick enjoyed her hat — for a second.
Thought I’d surprise Vic and arrive for dinner in her “style” — always a great time to be had!