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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Saturday 23 May 2009

Mel does the Grampians

We are back from a lovely time away in the Grampians we stayed in the Wartook Valley which was just beautiful.

Mel in the Grampians May 2009

The weather was fantastic and the scenery breathtaking.


Mel was a bit grumpy on this trip because he didn't get out and about much. The Grampians is serious walking and by the time I lugged my unfit body and the camera around Mel had to stay in the car a fair bit.
Here he is trying to get through a barrier.

Mel in the Grampians May 2009

Just chilling and taking in the beauty of it all.

Mel in the Grampians May 2009

Personally I'm not in to all things big.... especially things like this.
Australia however seems to have quite a few.
Mel was quite taken with this fellow.

Mel in the Grampians May 2009

Mel in the Grampians May 2009

The one thing that there is an abundance of is these very cute fellows. I have never before seen so many kangaroos. Every where you looked in the Wartook Valley there were kangaroos I was amazed at the number of them.
Mel even made friends with a few.

Mel in the Grampians May 2009

The morning were cold and clear.


2 young rather unkempt males got out of this van.
Mel was quite keen to leave with them perhaps he is more like is name sake than we thought!!!!!!!

Mel in the Grampians May 2009

I will be back with some more serious photos of the Grampians but it is off to work at the quilt shop today........ not sure I call that work though.


seabreezequilts said...

Looks like a great trip.

Lorraine said...

I love the Grampians....the scenery is fab..thanks for sharing the pics....glad you had a good time....enjoy your day at work!...I always found it inspiring to work in a patchwork shop but by the time I got home I was too tired to stitch!...LOL...

May Kristin said...

You had a great trip, I can see!You make me want even more to go to Australia when you are showing photos from all the beautiful places you go to!
May be one day, I can dream, can't I?

Chookyblue...... said...

wow if these aren't the serious ones i can't wait.......looks like a beautiful area........

dutchcomfort said...

Lovely pictures Leanne! Thanjks for sharing and taking us on a tour through your beautiful nature!

The van is gorgeous... Safe a tree eat a beever...???

periwinkle said...

yep, amazing scenery.... love the looks Mel is getting from the kangaroos

Sue said...

Hi Leanne, Glad to hear you had a good time .... great photos by the way. The scenery at the Grampions is just wonderful. Catch you soon.
Cheers Sue

Sorrow said...

Oh My..
that van is something else...
looks like mel and you had a good trip. the photo's are always so fun when he is in them!
thanks for the smiles!

Kris said...

Lol! Love the title of this post! Was wondering what kind of photos they would be when I read it. It had a whole "Debbie does Dallas" flavour to it! We drove past that koala last weekend too. I thought he was fascinating. Definitely big, but with a whole handmade quality that is often missing from Australia's "big" things. He is gorgeous! Next time we will have to detour to the Grampians. What a beautiful spot!

Jenny said...

I love the Grampians too-looks like Mel had fun-great spot

Simone de Klerk said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures, Leanne! I seems as though Mel eventually did enjoy himself at the end (O:

Locket Pocket said...

Beautiful photos Leanne! It looks like a really amazing place! Glad Mel got out a bit! Lucy x

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks like you had a great trip! I have seen the Big banana and the Big merino - I will have to add teh koala to my list :)

Unknown said...

I love seeing the scenery around your place.

Kellie said...

I love the way that the kangaroos are checking out Mel!

Quiltgal said...

Wow, Leanne the photos of the Kangaroos and the mountains were beautiful. I called hubby into have a look too. We live in Canada and have not had the opportunity to see kangaroo in anything but a photo. Boy they sure are cool.

Thanks for sharing!