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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.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Mel does the Barossa Valley and other snaps

Our trip to the Barossa Valley was lovely lots of walking,eating and relaxing some might go for the wine I prefer the opportunity to be able to wander around taking photos.
The vines were in various states of being pruned.

Morning walk Tanunda

Late afternoon Bethany

Late afternoon Bethany

We stayed in the most beautiful little cottage in Tanunda called Elsie's Cottage I would thoroughly recommend it, it was lovely.

IMGElsie's Cottage

Elsie's Cottage

Walks in the late afternoon.

Late afternoon walk Tanunda

Late afternoon walk Tanunda

Late afternoon walk Tanunda

Late afternoon walk Tanunda

Stopping along the way.

Late afternoon Bethany

Late afternoon Bethany

Late afternoon Bethany

A visit to Henschke's winery where you can buy a 1986 bottle of "Hill of Grace" wine for $617.00 mind you they do come a little or a lot more expensive .

Henschke Winery

Gates I could not pass.

Late afternoon walk Tanunda

Early morning Tanunda

Early morning Tanunda

Babies who had just entered the world and were still finding their legs.

Near Keynton

and Mel

Mel in Anguston

a bit of Tina Turner happening here.

Mel in Anguston

Mel in Anguston

I was compelled to save him here.

Mel in Anguston

Mel in Anguston

Not sure who had the most fun here!

Mel in Anguston

Then the day went down hill from here.

Mel does the Barossa

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by the time we got here he was hanging on by one arm.

Mel does the Barossa

We loved the Barossa and so did Mel.


Trudi said...

Such beautiful photos- makes me feel homesick!

jodie said...

as usual, and as expected, beautiful photos Leanne, thanks for sharing them with us. I am fortunate enough to have been to the Barossa Valley, a beautiful spot. Is that one armed hanging shot implying that Mel had a tipple or two?

Lorraine said...

Thanks Leanne.....the Day Off Peter statue will have new meaning for me now when I pass it on my way to work each day!!...trust Mel to be playing the horses a***! It's just as well I don't drink or I would never arrive at work sober! Thanks for giving me another perspective of the place I call home!

Annette said...

Your photos are beautiful Leanne. Glad to read you had a great time in Loxton...my home town! Sad news that Almond Grove Craft is closing down though. Big bargains to be had there at the moment!

Kris said...

Looks like a wonderful time. Love your peacock banner photo. Gorgeous!

seabreezequilts said...

Lovely pictures Leanne. Love the peacock too.

May Kristin said...

Wow! Beautiful new banner!
Thank you for a beautiful tour!
How about Mel, does he still have a hangover...? LOL!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I can tell by the gorgeous photos that you had a great holiday. I didn't know that Mel liked wine!?! You just never know what he's going to do next, eh? LOL

Anne Heidi said...

The pictures are just lovely, Thank you for the tour :-)

Cheryl said...

Amazing photos and looks like a good trip lots of happy happening! That Mel looks like so much fun to have on vacation.

Jean said...

I'm thinking that Mel needs to get into an AA program! LoL... that's what happens when the adults are busy taking photo's!!!! Maybe he ought to switch to grape juice... that's what I drink! No worries that way!

Unknown said...

I love it too. Thank you for sharing, I love to see pictures from your country so far away.

periwinkle said...

I'm surprised Mel ( cough cough ) wasn't legless :-)

Cicero Sings said...

That Mel ... sure gets in on some great adventures! Lovely scenery ... I think you should pack me along instead of Mel next time.

Chookyblue...... said...

love the pics........maybe Mel needs to go to dryout..........lol.....

julieQ said...

Love your pictures of Australia! My friend and I want to come for a visit!

Renee said...

great photos! Looks like my kind of trip - lots of wineries! Mel looks like he had a wonderful time and I bet you did too!

Simone de Klerk said...

Such wonderful pictures you share with us. And I always enjoy seeing Mel hanging around (O:

Meggie said...

Mel had a great time, obviously!
Lovely photos!