I’ve been up since 4 am. I’ve finished one report and hoping to complete another before I fly out again this afternoon. It’s howling wind and rain outside while I’m enjoying my coffee and short break while anticipating the next few weeks.
I love the South-West region of our state in winter. I have some work coming up near a tiny hamlet called Balingup. I love this little place of less than 300 people. The population is made up largely of retired professional folks who enjoy a tree change. I always wanted to buy a small holiday home here but somehow never got around to it. The place is known for its colourful scarecrows and an annual medieval festival.
Roadside in Balingup where wild freesias grow.
Then there’s Donnybrook. Known for apples and orchards. I have to spend a few days here and so looking forward to it.
On the way to Margaret River, our premier wine country, I’m looking forward to a walk along Geographe Bay. I’ve walked the 1.8 km Busselton Jetty and this time, weather permitting, visiting the underwater viewing area is on my list.
I always love Margaret River in winter. A chalet, good cheese, a good red, blanket and book fireside, and I’m happy. Of course, there’s also the added attraction of tiny wrens!
I’m hoping to find some time to walk in the Perth Hills. I’m not sure what’s blooming at this time of year. I’m never home to find out! This picture and the next were taken in spring.
I know the coming weeks will bring moments of sheer joy.
Then, I’ll return home and share them with you.
Until next time
a dawn bird