Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday Snapshots: The Australian countryside

Today we are linking up with Melinda at West Metro Mommy for Super Saturday Snapshots.

Today's photos are from the Lithgow area in Australia. Lithgow is a few hours drive west of Sydney and sits nestled up against the Blue Mountains. My dad grew up here and some of my Dad's family still live there. On one of our visits there we went to a few areas where I could get some great photos of the Australian countryside. Below are some of my favourites.

This is part of the Capertee Valley. It is like seeing a smaller version of the Grand Canyon but is covered with trees.

Some trees that were burned by a recent bushfire. Even though the fire occurred just a few months before this photo was taken the area has already started to grow back.

View from the top of one of the hills near Lithgow. The view from up here was stunning as you could see for miles in each direction.

This is one of my favourite photos from the trip. It's amazing how the plants can grow on the side of the rock and not fall off.

Do you have any lookouts or viewing platforms near where you live?


  1. I'm quite familiar with Lithgow- we drive through it quite a lot- it hasn't changed much. It is a lovely area.

  2. Gorgeous photos! Although I enjoyed them all, my favorite is also the one overlooking the road. Amazing. I hope to visit Australia one day and see the beautiful terrain.
    Here's the link to my Saturday Snapshot post.

  3. Your a Lithgow boy!
    We lived in Lithgow for about 5 years in the 70's. I started school there. 2 of my sisters were born there. My dad was a bankie, so we moved around a bit. I remember Bracey's burning down.
    I only remember Lithgow as being cold and miserable or ridiculously hot!

    Lovely that you've picked the best bits of Lithgow to showcase today :-)

  4. I just finished reading Ash Road (do you know that book?) so Australia may be forever linked in my mind to wildfires. Beautiful country. I, of course, have never been to Australia, but this part reminds me a lot of our American West.

  5. Beautiful shots! I haven't been to Lithgow in a while, last time was to visit the Zig Zag Railway.
    I like your shot of the bush regenerating after a bush fire, it's amazing how quick it springs back to life.
    Have a lovely week and thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

  6. Great pictures! I would love to visit there someday!


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