While I was in Sydney (New South Wales) staying with my cousin (once removed) Clara we visited Lake Burragorang which is in the Greater Blue Mountain Area. The photos below are taken from one of its lookouts and it was most certainly very impressive to look at. The lake is 52kms in length and has a shore line is 354km so it is quite big. At its deepest point it is 105 metres. This water is very precious as it provides one of the water sources (for drinking) for the people of Sydney. When we saw the lake, it was almost full.
Clara and her children at the lookout. Danny was a little nervous being so close to the edge.
There are some magnificent rock formation within the Blue Mountains, many look like this.
Dolly (above) wanted me to take a photo next to these yellow flowers.
Danny (below) balancing along one of the walls with a stick he found.
As we were travelling back from Lake Burragorang we noticed all sorts of flowers growing on the side of the road. Fortunately there were no cars around as we kept stopping to take photos. Here is a selection. They may be considered "weeds" by some, but these are still as beautiful as any flower in my garden. Isn't God's garden just so lovely.
Some sort of
Iris gladiolas (thanks Val!) - saw lots of this growing along the road - all in red
We saw butterflies everywhere,
in particular on the blackberry bushes
Three butterflies on the blackberry bush
I don't know what type of flower this is,
it was very tiny and growing close to the ground.
Likewise this pretty pink flower, also growing close to the ground and very tiny.