Why i love Autumn in the country…

IMG_autumn colours

The last few days have been nothing short of glorious. I’ve been doing day trips around the countryside with my family and the weather has been perfect! Autumn has long been my favourite season, and each year in April i’m reminded why. The fresh sunny days, the gorgeous changing colours of the deciduous trees and the crisp cool evenings….just cool enough to snuggle with a blanket or someone special. While i love visiting Sydney or other cities, i really do love the country. More and more i picture myself in a stylish farm house overlooking rolling green hills. Cows in the paddock and chooks in the yard. *sigh* One day it will happen. Until then, i appreciate the surrounding small towns, their interesting locals and tempting boutiques.

blue sky windmill

This picture, i promise is untouched. This is how clear and blue the sky has been this week. So flawless, like a painting. And below, these funny geese we spotted wandering around Coonabarabran yesterday. They were very vocal and intimidating like they were unhappy about us invading their territory.


At the park the kids enjoyed the freshly fallen leaves. This is my daughter in the middle of her fallen leaf throw! I love this picture. It’s so nice to see the kids out in the sunshine and not in front of their devices. I’m sure all parents can relate.
IMG_autumn leaves

IMG_park autumn trees

This poor old general store has seen better days, but still hasn’t lost it’s charm. Isn’t it cute? 🙂


And the sunset last Friday evening was incredible. This picture honestly doesn’t do it justice. It was like the entire sky was on fire. Such vibrant shades of red and orange, you couldn’t help but stop and look at it.

IMG_firey sunset

And finally, I’ve succumbed to the lure of social media and created a facebook page for RedAgape. Please visit and ‘LIKE’ my page. I promise i won’t spam your news feed. 🙂 Here are some of my picks of local Facebook pages.


Central Stores


Red Fox Clothing

Enjoy! 🙂



  1. April 25, 2013 / 11:30 am

    I love it when the sky is so blue and clear! And the sunset looks amazing…

    • April 25, 2013 / 9:43 pm

      We could really use some rain soon, but until then I’m loving these beautiful clear skies. 🙂

  2. April 25, 2013 / 4:17 pm

    Stunning. That photo of your daughter in the midst of a leaf throw is beautiful. What a perfect moment to capture.

    • April 25, 2013 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you. I confess after this first shot we staged a few leaf throws, but none were as good as this candid one.

  3. April 25, 2013 / 4:42 pm

    Your daughter and the last photo… wonderful pics!

    So strange to see you having fall, when our spring is just getting started!! Guess it’s odd for you too!

    • April 25, 2013 / 9:48 pm

      Yes – it does feel strange. I keep getting ‘spring is sprung’ posts in my reader. 🙂

  4. April 26, 2013 / 11:15 am

    Is your weather much different from Melbourne? My sister lives there, and I’ve never heard of her referring to changing colours! I apologise for my North American ignorance! I plan to visit one day…

    • April 26, 2013 / 11:25 am

      You should definitely try and visit. It’s such a great city 🙂 I’m in central western N.S.W. I guess because we are inland we have four distinct seasons. Moving from one season to the next is probably more subtle in Melbourne. Your sister would probably know better than I do, as I’ve only visited Melbourne a couple of times.

  5. May 7, 2013 / 5:52 am

    Wonderful photos! The photo of E is the best! Actually its the best photo I’ve seen of anyone ever! ^_^

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