Saturday, 10 February 2018

Simply Neutrals # 32 Wildflowers on Mt Kosciuszko

Hello friends,

I'm a bit late posting for this week's Simply Neutral Tuesday as I've been on a walking trip in the Snowy Mountains for a few days. 



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Thank you Wen for featuring my collages on this week's Simply Neutral Tuesday. 





I camped and walked with two women friends. We walked about 34 kilometres in the highest part of Australia. It's Summer here, and the weather was mild, but windy. The sun was fierce. 

The Summer wildflowers were largely finishing, but still we found some great clumps of them... I chose the neutral-coloured ones for this post, and I'll post more of the coloured ones soon.




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These paper daisies were growing in drifts around Mt Kosciuszko.



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Here I am waving to you from the very top of Australia. I am sitting on the Trig Point on top of Mt Kosciuszko.


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We found more paper daisies and snow daisies near Mt Stilwell too.

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I love the textures of the plants growing on the granite rocks.


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The beginning of a river...

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A snow gum's trunk...

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A beautiful duck that kept us company in our base camp by the Thredbo River.


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Thank you for stopping by. Now I must go and look at everyone's contributions for Simply Neutrals Tuesday  #32. Come with me to Wen's blog, Apple Apricot here. I'm sure we'll find some beautiful neutrals to browse...

Have a great week,

Jesse XXX




14 comments:

  1. What a fantastic trip! I so enjoyed seeing your beautiful photographs. Those flowers, sigh, they are gorgeous. I wonder whether one can get Australian wildflower seeds here in Europe. Will have to check. The colours on that snow gum trunk are incredible. Another think I will have to look up, lol, never heard of a snow gum.

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    1. Yes, Liz, it was a joy to see the wildflowers, and to walk under such an open sky.
      Jesse

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  2. Dear Jesse,
    must have been amazing with that trip-and so long walk . Your photos are so beautiful, both the nature, and the one of you waving - so sweet you look .
    I love it all, and the duck, too- gorgeous pictures .
    Hugs from Denmark

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    1. Thank you Dorthe, you are very kind :)
      Jesse

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  3. What a stunning post you'r sharing today Dearie, thank you ... and what a wonderful smile you have!

    Wishing you a most lovely new week ahead ...
    I'd love to have you following me in turn :)

    XOXO Dany

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    1. Thanks, Daniela. I enjoyed your snowdrop post too. I will follow you.
      Cheers,
      Jesse XX

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  4. Sigh... now I long for the mountains in the summer... :) Sweetie, your photos are so beautiful, the area is stunningly beautiful! I'm happy you had a wonderful time with your friends in the mountains. So sweet and beautiful the photo of you waving to us :) You're a beautiful lady, dearest! Big hugs and love, xx

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    1. Thanks, Wen :) Yes, the mountains in Summer are so different from anywhere else. I love the herbal smell as we tread through the alpine plants. So fresh and unique. Though I feel guilty treading on them, even the grasses!
      Hugs,
      Jesse XX

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  5. Dear Jesse, Such stunning views!! Thank you for sharing all these photo's with us. I feel like I'm on top of the world! : )
    I was quite amazed at how those roots were growing on the rocks; looking like trees on a canvas~
    Beautiful neutrals - fabulous~ Hugs to you, karen o

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    1. Hello Karen, Thanks for stopping by here on my blog. Yes, i love all the fine textures of the plants on the rocks.
      Love and hugs,
      Jesse XX

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  6. Hi Jesse
    This post was so wonderful to read! I'm so happy for you that you got to do this bush walk with some friends. How liberating it must have been! Such a wonderful thing to do! I love all of your photographs of the wild flowers, tree trunks and scenery near Thredbo river and, of course, that beautiful little duck!

    Thank you so kindly for your lovely comments on my Hearts. I didn't receive it by email only on my blog which was most unusual! Not sure why!!
    I do hope that Valentine's Day has special meaning for you today and send you much love from down here!
    xox Suzy

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    1. Hi Suzy,

      Thanks, Suzy. Yes, it was so good to be just me, without roles. It makes you feel young again :)

      I have had a similar thing happen where the comment did not appear on my blog, but only in my email! Weird!

      I haven't been 'creative' this week, apart from blog-posts, but I enjoyed my week.
      Lots of love,
      Jesse XX




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  7. Hello Jesse, this is my first but not my last visit to your wonderful blog. Love the photo of you on top of Mt Kosciuszko and all the amazing wildflowers. That's this post . . . I have been strolling through many of your posts and your creative side is praise worthy indeed . . . such detail and delight.
    I am your newest follower.
    Nice to meet you,
    Connie :)

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    1. Thank you for joining me, Connie. I shall visit your blog too :)
      Have a creative and happy week.
      Jesse XX

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