Sunday, October 16, 2011

and another beach

We have been up to Tweed Heads for a few days to visit Mike's dad and to soak up a little warm weather.

One of the things I had forgotten was that the Jacarandas would be in bloom.  The one pictured is in the back garden of a house near my father-in-law's house and as the plane takes off over that area we can see this tree from the air.  So beautiful.

The pictures in the collage are of Greenmount Beach at Coolangatta (Queensland) which is by far my favourite place to have a swim.  The water was 21degrees which is  a lot warmer than down here: the locals thought I was mad to want to go in at that temperature but it is so lovely with the surf crashing around.

Later in the evening we had heavy rain and lots of thunder:  further north the storm was much worse with quite a lot of damage I think.

We are home again with our warm socks on and the central heating warming us up.  

I have been doing a lot of stitching so will show you the results in the next day or so.


Anonymous said...

Hope you had a lovely few days at Tweed Heads.The Jacarandas are so lovely.They flower a little later down here..closer to Christmas.

Linda said...

Brings back memories Dian. We always spent our holidays there when I was a child. My aunt lived at Tweed Heads for many years. Lovely shots.

I am always inspired during Jacaranda flowering. For me the colour is just perfect, not purple, not blue.

Look forward to the stitching. We heard about the downpour, and I thought of you.

Karyn said...

Aren't jackarandas so pretty? there is wisteria flowering in many gardens around here at the minute: I love those too.

I hope you had a nice few days away. I am glad you got to have a swim at the beach; you were looking forward to that.
Enjoy the sun for the next few days; the weather is supposed to be glorious here in Vic.

Dianne said...

Glad you enjoyed your little sojourn to our 'sunny' state. It must have been warmer there than here in Toowoomba - we are still experiencing very cool, overcast weather. Looking forward to summer :-)