Monday, August 24, 2009

MY WORLD ~ 40 Mt.Torrens, South Australia

This blossoming little township is Mt.Torrens, in the
eastern Mt.Lofty Ranges. We had occasion to stop
here on our way back to the farm
to buy some pump fittings from the most helpful
rural suppliers.



It cannot rival the Cherry Blossom festival in Japan or
Washington DC but nevertheless the Plum blossom was
spectacular enough to keep me in the street with my
trusty camera.



Established in the early 1840's, there are some charming
settler's cottages built right on the edge of the road after
the English model. Verandahs are imperative in our climate
to shade the walls and windows in the summer and a nice
place to sit and watch the world go by.



This house is more substantive and was probably the
home of a grazier.



One of the old churches on a rise, proudly sitting on it
own extensive greensward.



What nicer place to sit than under these flowering trees.



The initial settlers built the single story cottage on the right,
as conditions improved, the prosperous two-story addition
was added as well as the decorative cast iron lace and
railings. Here already is a semblance of a front garden.


Wouldn't you just love to enjoy a leisurely afternoom tea
on that verandah looking into the blossoms and savouring
their scent?


Just around the corner was this wonderful Japonica
bush in full bloom


and, driving out of town, can you beat this for a spring delight?

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45 comments:

  1. Beautiful! They look like cotton candy, yum!

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  2. What a picture post-card spot...

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  3. Arija - that blossom is so beautiful and so heart-warming as we here in the UK slip into Autumn. Lovely pictures.

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  4. What a lovely town! Thank you for the tour.

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  5. What a wonderful world of yours! This series of photos is just spectacular. I would love to take a walk along those streets to enjoy all those beautiful trees loaded with lovely pink blossoms all around. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us.

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  6. Oh, what a gorgeous corner of your world, Arija! And your photos are magnificent as always!

    Enjoy and have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  7. Wow, there are bloosoms everywhere. A sure sign of spring.

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  8. Those blossoms are so pretty.Yes some of theose verandas are begging for me to sit on them.

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  9. I agree, it is a lovely village. To me, the smaller cottages are the prettiest. So much history. There are not many places around here left like that.

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  10. Wow! Those blossoms are just spectacular! Just like our lakes here during the cherry season, full of blooms. I don't mine walking the tree lined streets feeling and smelling the scent!

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  11. The Plum and Japonica blossoms are a fest for the eyes! Your veranda architecture reminds me of New Orleans.

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  12. What a beautiful street with pink blossoms on both sides.

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  13. What a beautiful tour of your world Arija, all those lovely blossom trees, so very pretty.

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  14. It's lovely seeing the blossoms on the trees.

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  15. Huh huh, what a pink set up there was. Like ballerinas all over the place.

    I understand why you put your images small in your blog. Sorry if I have done them bigger lately. Most people can view them.

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  16. This is truly charming place. The pink trees on either side of the road enhance the beauty of the town.

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  17. The plum blossom is absolutely delightful. And yes, i would like to sit on that verandah and smell the plum blossom!
    janice.

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  18. Arija, I feel the Cherry BLossom, very very romantic..
    I made a wedding where the bride used that kind flower..very very beautiful and sensitive.

    Have a nice day, dear

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  19. Lovely photos Arija..wonderful blossoms!

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  20. Your Plum Blossoms are beautiful - in fact, that entire little town is lovely. Wonderful photos.

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  21. Those blossoms create a magical pink glow. Gorgeous.

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  22. What a beautiful place for a drive--I love the plum blossoms! Thank you for sharing these photos. They're gorgeous.

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  23. What a beautiful journey you had, thanks for sharing your beautiful photos, Arija.
    Cherry trees in bloom are always such a delight for the eyes:)

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  24. Arija: That is a neat town and the flower show from the trees is so neat. Your land is coming back to life.

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  25. Quite a blooming world you have down south Ma'am Arija. I wouldn't mind living in that place at all. If only I could!

    Thanks for the visit. :)

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  26. I think the plum blossoms are fabulous and the japonica in bloom is so beautiful. Great post about the lovely town.

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  27. Beautiful blossoms! It must be a pretty town to live. I love the 4th and 6th photos very much!

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  28. Lovely pictures and yes I can see the English influence in the architecture.
    To your comment : The buildings along the sea in Eastbourne are all in Victorian style, they are absolutely lovely and they had been restored. Most of them are hotels or holiday appartments for rent.

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  29. What a lovely spring sight! Those pink blossoms are so enchanting.

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  30. What a beautiful little town. The buildings are charming and the plum blossoms are gorgeous.

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  31. every picture is a special one, I never saw so many plumtrees in bloom, what happens to the fruit at last? Are people harvesting them or are they for animals? Anyway, spring really must be great in your lovely region! greetings from Austria!

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  32. What a beautiful community!
    The colours are simply superb!

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  33. What a lovely town and the plum blossoms are spectacular! Thanks! Your world is beautiful.

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  34. What a great tour..really enjoy the photos commentary and history

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  35. The blossom is enchanting! And I love the metal 'lace' on the buildings. What a lovely place. Here is it coming to the end of summer. We're partying among the flowerbeds on a still-warm evening, but there is a slight feeling of autumn in the air!

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  36. You are having a lovely spring. The buildings are as beautiful as the plum blossoms!

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  37. Arija, these are all spectacular. What a lovely place. I love the stone church and the house with the verandas.

    What is a grazier?

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  38. Marvelous plum blossoms...like pink cotton candy!

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  39. What a beautiful spot, I am not surprised that you couldn't resist weilding your camera, it looks so serene.

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  40. Glad you drew me to these....wow...all those beautiful trees! It reminds me of when the redbuds are blooming here. The color is so gorgeous in these! The houses are intersting, too. I love to see how other people live.

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