Monday, January 26, 2009

MY WORLD ~ 14 Jamieson, Victoria

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Early morning fog on the river in Jamieson,
nestled in an alpine valley in the Victorian Temporate
Rain Forests. A 1,000+km drive from South Australia,
the driest state on the driest Continent.
We love to make an overnight stay here on our
way to the high country, to refresh our spirits with
greenery and flowing water.
We stay a night, or two if time allows, in a charming
cabin right on the riverbank.



At home all is dry and sere, and here the meadow
blooms above our knees.



The trees sprout leaves with gay abandon and
grow lush and strong and tall.
Here they grow more in a year than our coddled
ones in ten!



Burbling rapids sooth the soul and give good sport
for trout fishing.



Mr. & Mrs.Black Duck, Anas superciliosa and their
brood of eight. One, more adventurous than the rest,
swam ahead.



In the little township on the rise, the newly restored
Community Hall with brand new picket fence.



A house amongst the roses of someone having made
a tree change. We too were tempted to move to
this lush, but sleepy hollow,



boasting, apart from a general store, a school and
a petrol station, this charming Cafe.

Next week, God willing, I'll take you deeper into
the Temperate Rain Forest.

Now, click on the Logo to visit other far away places.

To Klaus and the MY WORLD/SkyWatch Team,
my sincere thanks for creating and hosting this
wonderful meme.

54 comments:

  1. These are charming photos. I just love the quaint buildings and the flowers and countryside. Wish I could escape the city for a day or two. Thanks for visiting me last week and yes, I also use a milk spray on the roses to get rid of fungal diseases. This year we've had wonderful summer rains and one has to keep the dreaded black spot at bay!

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  2. Your pictures are wonderful, lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I agree, I'd be tempted to move to this little town too. That cafe is so inviting!

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  4. What a wonderful world! Even the cafe is very romantic and has many beautiful flower beds. I am looking forward to your world next week!

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  5. Beautiful scenes.This must be a charming place.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  6. Your world is such a peaceful place to visit. Your garden photos are so beautiful and intriguing. Thank you for sharing;)

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  7. What beautiful, delightful photos! Definitely a place that I would like to visit. Love all the colors! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  8. What a beautiful place. Every time I see beautiful photographs of Australia, I regret that I did not immigrate there when I had the chance in 1982.

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  9. so beautiful photos :)
    have a nice week!!

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  10. It must seem like Heaven to go to the rain forest from your dry part of Australia! It's gorgeous!

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  11. What an enchanted oasis! Very charming, and I'd be tempted to take up residence there, too!

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  12. I always thoroughly enjoy your world, Arija. It's breathtaking.

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  13. What a beautiful place and wonderful photographs.

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  14. Thanks for sharing these beautiful scenes with us.

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  15. Delightful trip it seems. I like those quaint houses and the roses climbing into the house is very adorable. See you next week.

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  16. What a delicious tour through the rain forest. Must feel really good to get away from the dry of home. I can certainly understand why you'd want to move there. Sure looks inviting to me.

    Thanks for taking us along. I sure want to visit more.

    Those King Parrots are majestic. I suppose they are brigher than the females.

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  17. Eleanor said it right! These photos are indeed charming! Thank you for sharing!
    Cheers, Klaus

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  18. What beautiful photos. I especially like the fog on the river and the quaint house with roses.

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  19. Beautiful, we go up to yorkshire 3 weeks time in a log cabin.

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  20. What a lovely trip you took us on today. Your part of the part is truly magnificent. Thanks!
    http://susieofarabia.wordpress.com/

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  21. The alpine areas are so wonderful. I am still addicted to them. I have grown up in the mountains.

    Mine is on This and That.)

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  22. It' s a very peaceful wonderul virtual walk around your world.

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  23. I love the phrase 'burbling rapids' - I can almost hear them!' Beautiful photos!

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  24. Fantastic photography, the first one is jaw dropping. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  25. What a beautiful green place to visit. I am of course interested in the wood ducks. They don't look anything like the US wood ducks, but more like our mallards..Is this a breed just in Australia?

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  26. I wonder if mother nature's purpose of contrasting parched land and dying gardens like yours is now with landscapes fertile in water and life isn't precisely done to lead us to a more careful appreciation of her gifts to us-namely the gift of water.(Which we so often waste and take for granted)

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  27. love the wild flowers, can we see a close up?

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  28. Beautiful My World post and I love your pictures

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  29. The arc with roses all over is beautiful! :)

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  30. Oh the roses are so lovely climbing up over that little house. They look like the ones that bloom every May over my bedroom window. They are a variety called "New Dawn". I wonder if they are the same??

    And those parrots!! How do you stand such beauty in the trees??

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  31. Those are great show of images again Arija. Thanks for sharing. I like the first photo.

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  32. nothing like a supercilious duck...

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  33. What a beautiful place to go and refresh your spirit!

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  34. I'll be looking forward to the new photos - it's such a beautiful place.

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  35. What a beautiful place! So clean, charming and inviting!
    Thanks for sharing - you always make me want to visit your parts of the world!!!

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  36. I'm amazed by the tree with leaves like a maple but notched like an oak!

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  37. Thanks for your visit! I agree with you: This song "We are American" would have been the perfect national anthem, for it relates Australian history perfectly.

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  38. I agree with you Arija, "We are Australian ..."Is a better national anthem.

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  39. I wish I was there it was 42C yesterday and it is already 37C at 9am so your photos are very soothing and inviting. I would love the contact details for the cabin by the lake.

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  40. What a beautifulworld you share with us. Makes one wish for warm weather.

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  41. What a wonderful place, I can totally understand why you enjoy visiting here to escape the clutches of your drought.

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  42. I enjoyed coming along with you. wonderful photos.

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  43. These are subtle and beautiful shots. Really nice!

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  44. Beautiful. I'm tempted to move there as well. And I love the pastel colors and soft light in the first photo.

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  45. Thank you for great photos of what looks a lovely place Thanks for your very kind comments, and a big thank you for sharing your world with us.

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  46. so beautiful photos you got here, it looks almost ethereal. No wonder, you like it there. :)

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  47. I'm speechless, and you thought a cabin in Ontario on the great Lakes is nice! So beautiful.

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  48. You have here some wonderful images from a beautiful place...
    A coffee at the end of the day at that beautiful café would be fantastic

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  49. Dear Arija,

    May I ask for your permission to copy one of the pic that shows the house with the roses climbing up to the roof? I click it to make it larger as I want to show it to Mama, but it is still not big enough for her to see. She is now growing the kind of roses that can climb up just like the pic shows, she waited few years to finally get the rose from the only one owner in our city. I think we need to be patient till our roses grow just like in your pic. Thank you so so much for your kindness. I will do the copy just if you give me the permission. Thanks again.

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  50. Dear Arija,

    no need to copy, now I know how to zoom in after clicking the pic. :-) thanks so much indeed. Greetings from my Mama, she is just so excited for this lovely destiny to meet your pic. We've been talking and planning this climbing up roses for the whole one week! so, you see why. Our warmest greetings from East Borneo.

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  51. Beautiful photos. Enjoyed my tour of your world.

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  52. I would never want to leave that beautiful river!..it is gorgeous!
    I am adding you to my favorite blog list so I can keep up with your postings! I would love to visit the northern part of Australia. If anyone asks me to pick a place to travel to, it would be there.

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