Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Combatting cabin fever.

We've been stuck in the house long enough. It was a nice spring day yesterday apart from the wind so let me show you around a couple of local spots. You can see the Sea Cliff bridge in this photo, about ten minutes away from home. The pillars were built into the ocean and the bridge is used for a lot of car ads. A nice stop for lunch. in Whale season you might be lucky enough to spot some.
Good view, good food and good company.
Here's our local beach and where I'm standing is the launch spot for hand gliders and paragliders and no I'm not game. Australia has the most beautiful coastlines and I'm lucky enough to live so close to one of them.
Just on the outskirts of town is this Hindu temple and I've always meant to go and have a look. Unfortunately it was closed inside.
I couldn't resist taking this photo of two gum trees, there's such a contrast in the barks. The light one is a white gum and the dark one is a peppermint gum. Living in harmony.
And just so there's some quilty content, here's the next MM block. I won't talk about the pink reverse applique in the flowers.
I'm off on another short trip now so more next time.

43 comments:

Julia said...

Great photos Janet...It's nice to get out in the sun for a bit..enjoy your time out..
At last we are warming up here 32 on Saturday
Gorgeous block..
Julia ♥

EJ180 said...

Your new MM block is even prettier than the last!

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing your day out, glad you are able to get out and about.
Love your block

cheers
Christine

YankeeQuilter said...

Thanks for the tour...those beaches are nice but that plate of seafood - wonderful!

Beth Karese said...

What a beautiful place! 10 minutes away?! Looked like an enjoyable day. The red fabric in your MM block is pretty.

Terry said...

What beautiful scenery! That bridge is way cool! :0)

Quilt Hollow said...

The scenery photos are as if you were on a holiday! How lucky you are to live so close to that beautiful beach area.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Wow, just beautiful pictures of your area. We live on the coast line too here in the states, but oh my gosh...I need to pop in down there for a visit. I also need to order a big plate of seafood!!
Thanks for the trip,
~Karen~

Lori said...

Oh my! You live in such a beautiful area! it's wonderful to see it through your blog.
That lunch looks amazing!! Oh, I'm so hungry and am eating leftovers tonight:)
Love your new block. I htink the little pink centers look fine. What are they supposed to look like?

Lynda said...

Lovely day out for you and, as you said, the weather was beautiful. You live much closer to me than I realised. I've been to Scarborough Pub a few times for lunch when visiting a dear friend who lives in Otford.

In Awe of Applique said...

Ohhh, the scenery there is delightful and looking so much nicer/warmer than the grey skies and 30 degree weather that we are having here! (you would never know that just last month it was 90 degrees) Love your MM block!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

OH MY how lucky you are to live sooo close to such a beautiful place!!! thanks for sharing the photos--i could also "smell" the fresh air!!! Your applique blocks are always so beautiful too---Hugs, Di

Rita said...

Wow, your MM blocks are moving along nicely. I love each and every one.

Lurline said...

Great pics, Janet - yes, we do live in a very beautiful country! One doesn't have to go far to find it. Wow! Your last block is really something!
Hugs - Lurline♥

BUMBLE BEANS said...

now I really miss summer... yummy food! the beach!... sigh.
love those turkey reds on your MM block! that reverse applique on the pink must have been insane to do... well done!

Crispy said...

OMGosh that platter of food looks wonderful!! I miss having good seafood now that I live in a land locked state.

Crispy

Dolores said...

Gorgeous photos. Is that just your plate? Since you won't talk about it, I won't ask about the reverse applique.

Deelee said...

I just came across your blog. You do beautiful applique work! I'll be back again soon. Thankyou for sharing!

PatchworkRose said...

Just Adore the MM block Janet. Wonderful photos and that seafood :-) Yumm. We have such a gorgeous coast line different where ever you go.
Cannot wait to see the next block
Cheers
Lynne

wishes, true and kind said...

Looks like you're having great weather for your trip! And the next MM block is beautiful. Have fun!

Janet said...

Your block is beautiful as always. I love the red print you used. What beautiful coastline pictures!!

Taryn said...

I am so jealous that you live near such beautiful beaches. The photos were wonderful and the latest MM block is just great. The block will not tell anyone about the reverse applique.

broderie said...

our coastlines in australia are truly spectacular! how lovely that you live so close to this one, a day out like that would make you feel better! lunch looked yummy too!

Kathie said...

wow the pictures are just beautiful
what a wonderful coastline picture.
The gumtree picture is so interesting.
ahhhh the block is beautiful.
Love the fabrics you used for the block.
Kathie

Marit said...

Thank you for the lovely tour! You sure live in a beautiful place ; )

Shari said...

What a beautiful day - it's great to live in Oz!

Carol said...

What a beautiful, beautiful day. Thank you for taking us along.
Glad it was a good one for you after all your days cooped up inside. Take care!

Thimbleanna said...

Ohmygosh Janet -- it's so beautiful there -- I think you live in heaven!

Mary said...

What beautiful photos! Thanks for taking us on your tour.
Mary

Terrie Sandelin said...

Beautiful photos -- what a gorgeous place you live! And the block is gorgeous, too.

Cathy said...

Fabulous Pics Janet, I'm glad to hear you are getting better, and so nice you can get outside to this!!! That seafood and fruit is to die for! I love your block, that little pink reverse applique is gorgeous. xo

alobsiger said...

Thank you for the gorgeous photos of your trip! Glad to know you are feeling up to getting out and wandering around! Beautiful MM block!

Sue said...

Beautiful photos! Are these taken from where you are suffering from cabin fever?

Miriam said...

Wow!! Magnificent views! Thank you for sharing.

Carrie P. said...

Wow, what an awesome place you live. The bridge reminds of the viaduct we have in NC and it is my little picture when I leave a comment. The ocean is so beautiful and I love the photo of the gum trees. Tree bark can be do different on trees.
And of course our block is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Doris said...

Wow. I'm coming to visit you, Janet. Those sites are stunning, nothing like we have in Iowa, though it is beautiful in it's own way.

Janet said...

Hi Janet,

Looks like you had a delicious lunch and the grass huts are very cool.There is nothing like a beautiful spring day to renew you.

Here winter has come about 3 weeks early. The temperature was -16 C or 3.2 F and snowy. Normally the leaves are just beginning to fall. Oh well at least it is quilting and putting on binding weather.

Glad to hear you are getting out.

Take care,

Janet

Jan said...

You do beautiful work; and whow on the gorgeous scenery! It's breathtaking!

Kaaren said...

All I can say is, "WOW!" What an incredibly beautiful country you live in. It's prettier than most picture postcards. Show us more!!!

Gorgeous block as well, Janet. I am so in awe at how symmetrical everything is.

I bet it felt great to get out and about.

Deb said...

Hi Janet - OK I won't ask. I love this block - the red fabric is stunning. I hope your outing was beneficial. I bet the lunch was! What a lovely piece of coastline. And the temple? Where is it?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thank you for sharing photos - I so want to go there some day.
The MM block is wonderful!

Mary said...

Janet,
Thanks for sharing the lovely sights of the coast line. I love the ocean and realy miss it now that I am land locked. Your blocks are marvelous... simply marvelous.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

When I was a kid we would have clam bakes that looked slightly similar to this. Yummy!