Tuesday, 11 August 2009

The Last Hike Until...

We went hiking to a new waterfall yesterday, the last great bush adventure before our great adventure in a new land! It was beautiful. Nobody Whined. I am lucky that Kelly has the same camera as I do, and I could just plug it into my laptop before we left... My camera has conked out!

We will miss you our Brasso Seco friends! Issa and I stood in the river, all alone, while everyone else sped ahead. We listened to the noises of the forest and thought that wherever we are, whatever is happening in our lives, that river will keep flowing and the sounds of the forest will carry on. If we can all keep a piece of that in our hearts, it will be a good thing.

Keep blogging Kelly! We will be reading, from far away.


I love the rays of light in this shot.


There is so much moisture in the air that the flash lights the droplets up!
This is a "Deep Bush Coral", a rare snake! Non-venomous.... Chas was so happy to make a new snakey friend! They kept it overnight, and then let it go in the morning.


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your voice has changed.
There are hints of a swan song between the lines.
Hang in there.

:)

vicki

GirlBlue said...

Which waterfall was this, spawn has stated she wants to go see a waterfall, unlike your lucky boys, the spawn's parents are not the adventurous types (well the male unit anyhoo which then keeps the female unit home but why am I complaining here). It would be nice to take her on a hike up there its beeeootiful.

Snakey has a beautiful tum tum!

Loads of adventure in the UK, just think they could take up rockclimbing :) *being upbeat for you*

HalfAsstic.com said...

Oh, your shots are beautiful! I am impressed with your photography just as much as the scenery! It looks like everyone had such a wonderful time!

witchypoo said...

You guys really know how to live it up! Except for the snakes. I can totally live without snakes.

Nan said...

Vicki... We're not saying goodbye, just "See ya later!"

Girlblue... Carl is a great guide. You can contact him and Kelly at 868-718-8605. Carl is a snake adorer too, and you will be guaranteed to see cool slithery friends! The waterfall we went to, we called it after ourselves because as far as we know, it has no other name!

Krissa, I may need a new camera. *sniff*

Witchypoo, Chas will protect you from the snakes!

Wacky Mommy said...

Wow, beautiful pictures. I know y'all will miss it, but you have so many amazing adventures ahead, too. I'll show Wacky Boy the pic of Snakey.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a beautiful place. It would be hard to leave that.

anticsofacrazymom said...

I just girly screamed at the snake. Spiders I can do, snakes, not so much.

Nan said...

SPIDERS???? You ain't seen our spiders. *shudders*

aclare said...

Snakes I can handle. Spiders I can not! Not even pictures or on screen ones!!...

... You can now embark on a different type of forest adventure. A forest in changing seasons with different, yet still amazing and beautiful flora and fauna. The boys can study how the seasons affect it and why they are only seen at certain times of the year. Also why only certain plants grow in certain areas. Like on the Scottish Highlands and on the Yorkshire Mores. There is a lot to learn, see and do!

Fear not! I consider myself very lucky that I can compare the two. Not a lot of people have that!

LceeL said...

I wonder how your boys are going to take to the cold. You're going to go right from eternal summer to early fall. It's going to be quite the transition.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Thanks for taking us along on your wonderful journeys! Amazing photos!

Aunt Becky said...

Wow. Just wow. Your pictures are freaking incredible.

Theresa said...

Issa is going to really miss you guys... And vice versa I know.

Kelly said...

oh nan...we will miss you so! we love you all and it was a great trip that will have to last to the next one! girlblue...give us a call because we will have to get some new friends to go hiking with and don't worry about the male unit...nan was almost always sans huzzy when in brasso...we make do just fine!! and carl is the best of uncles! nan...we can't wait to see what adventure await you and we look forward to when you come up hiking on each and any trip back to t&t! we love you!