8 April 2014

mount tomah botanical garden

After the family apple picking escapade, we piled into our cars and headed up the Bells Line of Road to Mount Tomah Botanical Garden for a picnic lunch and a wander.  On our way to find a picnic spot, we dropped into the Tomah Gardens Restaurant for coffee, which turned into pre-lunch blueberry scones with honey butter and coffee, as the scones sounded too good to resist (and they were soo good.  And also, honey butter!).  And then, we had our picnic, and our wander, and it was lovely :)

All photographs © Natasha Calhoun

30 March 2014

more fruit than you can poke a stick at

This weekend, the family got together and headed out to Bilpin for some apple (and, as it turned out, persimmon and chestnut) picking.  It was the best day!  We visited Pine Crest and Bilpin Springs Orchards; D and I got a little carried away and left with a lot of apples (seriously, the amount of apples in our kitchen right now is actually kind of ridiculous!).  We also picked a few persimmons and chestnuts and then headed over to Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens for a picnic lunch.  It has been a rough couple of weeks for my family, so it was lovely to get out into the countryside and spend a fun and relaxing day together.  I think we might make it an annual venture :)

All photographs © Natasha Calhoun

Pine Crest Orchard
2549 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin NSW

Bilpin Springs Orchard
2550 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin NSW

Local Harvest
Corner Johnson's Road and Bells Line of Road, Bilpin NSW

26 March 2014

sydney | coogee beach

Thank you for the sweet comments on my last post :)

Last weekend, we decided to visit Coogee beach on a whim to take some photos.  After battling hideous traffic (forgot about a major sporting event nearby), we finally arrived just as the rain was starting to fall but once it passed, the early evening light became all moody and lovely.  I took off my shoes and wiggled my toes into the sand at the water's edge, letting the waves rush over my feet.  In the distance, lightning streaked across the sky and I thought holy moly, it's just too beautiful ...

All photographs © Natasha Calhoun


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