We have had a week away from the village, catching up on family and friends. It is always a pleasure to spend time with loved ones, and to meet new friends along the way. Our sojourn took us south through Newcastle and Sydney to the Blue Mountains, then after a night with my lovely sister in Kurrajong - onward to the south west.
Bathurst, Carcoar, Cowra - then to Young.
Plenty of pix, of course.
The autumn (fall) weather was spectacular. Even from the car window there was always something happening.
Carcoar is NSW second town established west of the Great Dividing Range, and is totally classified by the National Trust. We love stopping here at any time, but April is colourfully splendid.
The old railway station hasn't been used for yonks, but still holds an air of elegance and grace.
It's been a while since the last train rattled along these tracks:
The use of wrought iron lacework and the attention to detail in the construction are a real delight.
The only construction happening at the moment is being done by the paper wasps as seen below:
The last of the summer grasses are starting to brown, but recent rains have brought forth a flush of late wildflower growth - before the frosts arrive to cover all in white.
As if this wasn't enough, the evening skies also entertained.
To top this all off, I discovered some great old tools and some fabulous timber. More on those next time .....
.................... and happy woodworking to all .............