Our picnic trip
Goodradigbee River in flood
Earlier last week my DH and I went on a picnic to the tiny village of Wee Jasper hidden away in the mountains an hour from where we live. I had never been there before so didn't know what to expect, what I saw was just so beautiful I wanted to share it with you. What is usually a small quiet river was full and overflowing into the most magical lake and the photographer in me snapped away at such beauty.
For those of you who are familiar with one of Australian's most famous poets and story tellers, Banjo Paterson, was part of a syndicate who purchased the 16,000 hectare "Coodravale" property on the east back of the Goodradigbee River at Wee Jasper. His experiences there are commentated in "The Road to Hogan's Gap" and "The Mountain Squatter".
This is my last week of holidays - back to normality and work next Monday. With my DH at home, we have had a lovely 4 weeks together doing all sorts of lovely things, including this picnic.
To get their full impact, click on photos for the larger version.
|Swollen river - the windmill is not normally underwater|
|Peeking through the greenery|
|Sheep grazing with a waterside view. The hills were all lovely and green|
|The beautiful bridge over the Goodradigbee River, the avenue of trees were gorgeous and created such a lovely entrance to the ting village of Wee Jasper. The bridge was completed in 1896.|
The two photos below are the river as they normally are - a very quiet ordinary river!
|This is what the Goodradigbee River normally looks like, water was almost lapping at the road when we visited. (source ABC news)|
|This is a snapshot from Google Maps (taken in 2010) - all that green pasture is now under water as you can see from the very first photo. What a transformation!|