Monday, October 20, 2008

MY WORLD Tuesday ~ 1

My thanks to Tom, Sandy, Imac, Klaus, Ivar,
Wren and Fishing Guy for not only dreaming
up this site, but also implementing it for all our
enjoyment.

For some time I have been wanting to post on
why I live, where I live and this gives me the
perfect opportunity.

We live in our own little paradise, with the full moon
rising over the road less travelled, these old Eucalyptus
trees form the gateway to our farm on both sides.



Ours is a tranquil valley with no one looking over
our shoulder, and people coming here for any
reason find it hard to leave because it feels so
peaceful here.

As you can see, when we BBQ we don't skimp
on the meat.



Every dog can enjoy her day rounding up sheep
or coming for a ramble through the wild wood



a gentle place where children can live their
fantasies and dreams



with nostalgia for lost homelands in the Northern
Hemisphere evident in the division of the park my
husband planted 15 years ago and has coseted into
existance in this harsh climate. Half is planted to
native Australian, and the other half to vegetation
north of the snow line towards the top of the globe.

A view through the autumnal birches towards
the barn and farm house



The pond in the park in a good year, now a distant
memory, when the the grandchildren could take
flying leaps from the little jetty on the other side



My favourite view, from our garden down to the
main farmhouse where our daughter and three
of our grandchildren live. Love wears rose
coloured glasses.



Wait for the next exiting episode next week
God willing.

For other exciting stories or perfect places
click on the MY WORLD logo to the right.

79 comments:

  1. Thanks for the guided tour, very beautiful documented. I love the fairy tale like photo with the children, the white horse and the fancy clothes.

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  2. I can see why anyone would want to live there. It's beautiful, and the seclusion is priceless.

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  3. Wow - what a great place! We MUST see more! Pretty please?
    Thank you! :)
    Cheers, Klaus

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  4. You live in a beautiful corner of the world. Since you have way too much meat, I am inviting myself to that bbq.

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  5. I just had a wonderful visit to your corner of the world...and I love the lighting in that last photo.

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  6. Fabulous pics, looks like something out of a storybook. Thanks for sharing1

    Cheers

    http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/

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  7. Thanks for the Tour.
    Fantastic Photos.

    I don't know why your are not on my side bar.. I'll fix that.

    I have now added you to my "Nature sites" Side bar Blog Roll.

    I am looking forward to more of your great work.

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for the visit,
    Troy and Martha

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  8. WOW. Great great post and beautiful photo's.
    Take care

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  9. What a fantastic place you do live in. The pictures are like something from a storybook. So gorgeous. Your pond looks more like a lake, or did then.
    Can't wait to see more,
    BT

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  10. Beautiful spot you have! I've always been intrigued by Australia and some day hope to visit. :D

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  11. What a wonderful tour and a beautiful place to live! Can't wait to see more!

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  12. Arija: I love your farm and the lovely farmland. It is wonderful to visit your part of the world.

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  13. Thank you for the guided tour the photos are gorgeous and so peaceful. I want to come to your part of the world.

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  14. Arija,

    What a wonderful place you live!
    I have never saw some magical location like that, only in my dreams!
    Fantastic!
    Enjoy this corner of the world for me, all time, please!

    Flávia

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  15. Beautiful, just beautiful. I could see familiar images in your post as well as the unique vegetation. The pond looked so inviting to jump into.

    What is the size of your farm?

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  16. Thank you for the guided tour..I didn't participate as I thought I really did my world in a post on every day.

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  17. On my gosh! I would never want to leave the farm.
    This is beautiful and next Tuesday can't come some enough.

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  18. Thanks for the wonderful trip around your place. So very much different from my place but I do wanna share my place also to you. Great job.

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  19. Beautiful compilation of photos. Thanks for sharing your little corner of the world.

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  20. Your farm is lovely! The Eucalyptus trees are very exotic looking to me! Beautiful pictures of your home in Australia! Thank you for the tour.

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  21. Gorgeous photos. I tried to guess from the pictures where you are and Australia would have never crossed my mind.

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  22. Very, very fine post telling about your world!
    What is your heritage, girls have the blond hairs? Very beautiful photo from them!

    Have a happy day!

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  23. What a stunning world! Love the views from different perspectives!

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  24. You seem to have found an excellent place to grow your garden - and it shows.

    Thank you for the pleasant comment!

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  25. What a relaxing and beautiful place to live.

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  26. That's a beautiful introduction to your little paradise, with those lovely pictures.

    Thank you for visiting 'my world' and leaving behind a lovely comment.:)

    - celine
    http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

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  27. What a blessing of a place, Arija! A place that expands the heart. Lovely!

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  28. Lovely tour, I like your part of the world.

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  29. I'm so glad for this new opportunity to share with everyone. We show a piece of the sky but now our gaze can turn to the ground surrounding. What a peaceful place!

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  30. Thank You for the ballad, with beautiful photos...
    Yes autumn has beatiful colours...

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  31. Thanks so much for your kind comment. You live in beautiful surroundings with a lot of space! AndI see that the vegetation is quite different from the place where my daughter lives in Cooktown.

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  32. ahem
    "Louis" has concerns over the welfare of his relative shown in the Barbecue image....

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  33. What a great place and series of photos...

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  34. This is so beautiful and idyllic! I can see why you love living there. It's just what this meme seems to be about...why we love where we are!

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  35. Wow!Thanks for showing us your beautifl place called home.I can't wait to see more.Have a lovely day.

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  36. Fantastic photos, what a beautfiul part of the world you live in. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Lovely photos on your part of the world. Great pictures of the country side. Thanks for sharing your part of the world. :)

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  38. What a fantastic place. Amazing to live there. I love all of the shots but the one of the children on the horse touched me deeply.

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  39. It seems like paradise to me!!
    and my boys would love that bbq!!
    Greetings from sunny Spain!

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  40. simply and amazingly beautiful... thank you

    i'd not want to leave, either....

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  41. Thank you for introduce your beautiful and tranqil place of world:) I really love it and those kids with horse makes it like move or dream!

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  42. This is how i pictured Australia to be.

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  43. How very beautiful! I'd like to kick back there for a while.

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  44. Paradise, indeed! Absolutely beautiful and perfectly shows that home really is where the heart is!

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  45. Ahhhh, I'm in heaven! What a lovely lovely place! My inner child jumped when I saw that photo of the beautiful white horse and the fairies.... I was there fluttering around; didn't you see me?... :) Thanks YOU for sharing your little piece of heaven on earth... enjoy every minute of your life....

    Hugs

    Cielo

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  46. It was so peaceful, just reading the description and looking at the pictures I did not want to leave my PC. I can certainly understand why you live there.

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  47. Thanks for the tour and the images. They all speak a thousand words by themselves.

    Greetings from London.

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  48. Seems to be a really great place, was very kind to share, thank you for visiting friendly.
    hugs from Brazil

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  49. So gorgeous... and you make it sound heavenly!

    Thank you for this!

    Prairie Visions

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  50. Thank you for telling me something about your life history!
    I think, I understand very well, what did you mean.
    I am happy for you and your family, that you have now a good life there.
    I have been once in Riga, but only one day and only in the historical center. It was very fine.
    Greetings
    Leena

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  51. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing bits of your world, Arija! You truly have a little bit of heaven there.

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  52. It must be a paradise! Looks like people, children and animals had å wonderful time at your photos! The dog is so cute:) Must be a wonderful place to live:)

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  53. paradise lost? Lovely to look at and I thankyou for sharing. Looking forward to nextweeks chapter.

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  54. Wonderful pictures I think I fell in love with all of them.Now I see why you said your full of ideas for my property.If it could look half as lovely as yours does I would be in heaven.Thanks for stopping by.

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  55. Simply breath-taking! I have always want to visit Australia I'm so excited to get these virtual tours of places i may never see first hand!

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  56. Thank you for sharing. I especially love the last picture.

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  57. Some magical photos you had there. The white horse play was great. Are you sure that cow didn´t catch fire?

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  58. Wow, you live in such a peaceful and beautiful place. It is in contrast to my city life in Mumbai, where we are always planning getaways to peaceful places for weekends and vacations.
    It looks so relaxing and magical thru your photos.

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  59. the way I see it, your world is pretty close to perfection!
    beautiful!

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  60. Beautiful photos from a Paradise on Earth! You are so lucky. Wish you a happy week. :)

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  61. beautiful photos and place!!
    have a nice week!!

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  62. Thank you for sharing a wonderful look at your surroundings...what an amazing place to live! I will leave more info about where I live as well. I was thinking of following the "five themes of geography" as I made "MyWorld Tuesday" posts...starting with location...thanks for visiting my site too. :)

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  63. Arija, I'm TAGGING you for a fun little game. Come on over for the details...you're IT!! :D

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  64. What a lovely place! I enjoyed all the pictures, and was intrigued by the one of the girls in costume with the horse. You are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful area.

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  65. Tranquil is the right word to describe the world you have shown us on your first "World Tuesday"! I believe that the rural life is more peaceful, but also harder work. We are lucky in that we have a little of both where we live. Thanks for your comment on the prose in my World Tuesday post.

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  66. Wow I feel like I stepped into a fairy tale reading your post - quite magical indeed. Thanks for sharing :)

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  67. Great way to show us your own little paradise! I completely enjoyed in every photo that you posted.

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  68. Exquisite Arija! Happy My World! Thanks for visiting me! :)

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  69. First, thanks for popping onto my blog,
    That being said, what a divine tour of “why I live, where I live”, well stated. Your pictures are enchanting to say the least.

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  70. Hi, beautiful shots & wonderful sense of humor. Thanks for sharing. As for those tractor, thois happens 1 time a year (thankfully. They are displayed at the local fairgrounds in perfectly straight rows for all to enjoy. Owners show them off in a parade & then demonstrate how tough they are in a tractor pull Saturday evening. About Sunday noon they head back to farms & the fields - thus is the life of our small community. See ya next week.

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  71. Oooooooooooooh, so glad you stopped by on MY WORLD TUESDAY. I can tell that we have a lot in common: gardens, being a grandmom and writing blogs with a play on words. Come back to mine to find a play on word set of posts on The Great Pumpkin. Also took pics of 3 babies and did several posts on THE REMAKE OF BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID. Well,I'll definately bookmark your blog for further visits.

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  72. Arija..you posted on my blog that you had taken a bit of a turn. Are you ill? Did something happen? You will be happy to know that Benji is out in the water following his flock of mallards...

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  73. Oh, what a truly beautiful, serene part of the world! I can see why you love it...anyone would! I envy you!
    Marie

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  74. I just took a lovely journey.. it feels calm, like here...

    Your love of place certainly shows in how much you care for the entire world surrounding you..

    You have so many memories from all over the world.. Do they all seem like separate lives and does it seem almost impossible that you lived them all?

    Distant past sometimes haunts me...

    The beauty of it all makes me somehow melancholy and I can't explain why... maybe it is the affirmation of time passing by... and no matter how we try we can't slow it down...

    Thank you Arija for letting me in...

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  75. Wonderful, inspiring tour - I want to visit such a lovely spot. Thanks for sharing your world.

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  76. You live in a wonderful place Arija. I love the birches which are a distant memory as they do not grow here. But it is always nice to admire them somewhere else.
    The peacefulness reminds me when I was living like this. Arija if you come to the Gold Coast please let me know you would be very welcome in my home.

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