Sunday, March 6, 2011

Day in the Mountains

How can it be beanie weather again already?

Today Mr Duck and I went up into the mountains for a walk and a picnic. Some might say it is a long way to go to read the papers. But I don't mind.

We went to visit the Bendoura Aboretum, which is about 70 years old, up along the Brindabella Range in the Namadji National Park. Its only about 40 minutes from Duck Central. About 1500 meters above sea level. positively giddy!

My what long licorice legs you have my darling.

Cool. Different. Weird. There are lots of different types of pine trees. Mostly from different parts of America. I looked for Oklahomian ones, but there were none that I could see. It was arboreta like this one that helps stupid Australians decide to decimate native forests and replace them with pinus ratiata plantations. sigh.

There was bribery. Here is Mr Duck offering chocolate if I walk up this hill.

Here is Mr Duck, helping to make lunch at Bulls Head Picnic Area.



Diane-Sage Whiteowl said...

First of all I love your beanie and I am still wearing mine.
Great pics and I love the idea of your picnic :)

Valley View said...

Mr D looks like a super hero from the X men! Mrs D we are having a spit roasted lamb on Monday (starting 2pm) if you and Mr D are not busy.


The Duck Herder said...

Hi Diane! I love the north south spring autumn cross over thing.

Why Mr BVVF we would love to! What shall we bring?

Marla said...

You two are so darn cute. I love your adventures. Thanks for taking me along vicariously.