Ruby Tuesday

Here is my choice for this week’s Ruby Tuesday – this is a cafe/art gallery we passed when driving around Queensland, taking the scenic route round the back through the highlands between Cairns and Port Douglas … it was an awesome little detour that perked us up for the next stage of driving – I would definitely recommend stopping for a stroll and a bite to eat if you’re ever driving through Tolga.

Tolga Art Gallery & Cafe

Ruby Tuesday

Feathered Friends in Queensland

Here are a few more shots of friends of the feathered variety that we met while on holiday:

Picnik collage-QLD Birds 1

Picnik collage-Birds 2

Picnik collage-Birds 3

And here are a couple of shots of the beach/ocean in and around Port Douglas:

Picnik collage-QLD 2

And a couple of views of the scenery along the way:

Picnik collage-QLD 1
On the left is Barron Falls at Kuranda
On the right from the top: Ant hill in the countryside; Curtain Fig Tree at Kuranda; View from Heales Lookout in the Atherton Tablelands

And finally a quick mosaic of various parts of Queensland life that we saw while on holiday:

Picnik collage-QLD 4
From left to right:
Top row: Fields of sugar cane being harvested; Banana palms; Tropical plant
Middle row: Hay bales; Cairns waterfront; Mossman River at Mossman Gorge
Bottom row: Lake Eacham; Mossman River at Mossman Gorge; Lake Barrine

Sorry, too busy to write anything more … probably won’t get chance to get online again before the weekend … and no stitching to show for all the busy-ness! :/

A couple of finishes … and some holiday snaps …

Just a really quick post, so I can upload some holiday snaps, as well as my latest stitching finishes.  Here goes …

First up my latest finishes from yesterday and today:

LHN-Hannah Purington, 1796
“Hannah Purington, 1796” by Little House Needleworks
stitched on Ice Blue linen with DMC

Stitching Leporello
“Stitching Leporello” by Chatelaine
Only one more piece to complete, and all the stitched sections will be finished 😀

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Next up are some piccies from the Mossman Gorge in Tropical North Queensland from last week’s holiday – a wonderful spot just a short drive from Port Douglas … love, love, LOVED it there:

Picnik collage-Mossman Gorge

Next are some of the critters we came across on the same holiday … don’t scroll down any further if you don’t like crocodiles and/or snakes!!!

Picnik collage-Aussie Animals
Kangaroos, Koala and Wombat

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Fiji Crested Iguana, Frilled Neck Lizard, Iguana

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Crocodiles with one lone alligator in the top centre

Picnik collage-Snakes
Black-headed Python, Pilbara Death Adder, Coastal Taipan, Green Python

More piccies will follow shortly … of the gentler feathered friends we met while away, as well as some general piccies of Cairns, Port Douglas, and the general surrounding areas 🙂

Photo Hunt – Surprise

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This week’s theme is ”Surprise” and we got a Surprise when we saw this sight in Napier, New Zealand last Christmas – unfortunately times are really tough, and it appears the reindeers have all been made redundant … there may be delays in gifts arriving this year! 😛

Surprise Santa

Then imagine our Surprise when we turned a corner in a Queensland Zoo and found this ‘little’ Surprise waiting for us on the footpath looking all brave! Yep, definitely a surprise when we’d only just recently been looking at one of its relatives behind wire bars!! Here’s an Iguana enjoying its day in the sun 😀

Iguana 2

Iguana 1