A drive in the country

Saturday was another glorious day so I decided to escape the city and go for a  drive to the Southern Highlands which are about a 1.5 hour drive from where I live.

There is a thriving art and craft community in the Highlands and I’d read about a craft festival in the small village of Burrawang.BurrawangI loved the tapestry weaving of Dimity Kidston who runs workshops at the Sturt Gallery in Mittagong. Something else on my list of things to do!Weaving 2Weaving 1There were lots of cottages and picket fences.Cottage

Picket fence













I tiptoed through the tulips in Bowral,Tulips2Tulips











and drove along the delightfully named Sheepwash Road (I didn’t see any sheep, washed or otherwise),  or any kangaroos,Sheepwash signbut I did see lots ofCowsand some beautiful waratah which is the state floral emblem of NSW.WarrathAt my last stop I wandered under boughs of wisteria. I adore those delicate tendrils of purple.Wisteria boughWisteriaIt was a delightful day and reminded me how good it is for the soul to escape the hustle and bustle of the city sometimes.


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