Sunday, 25 December 2005

Christmas Lunch

DH, doggie and I have not long returned from Christmas Lunch. Which was lovely and peaceful. For the past few years we have taken the tack of going off by ourselves (there are no children in our family), and having a picnic somewhere in the nearby bush. This time it was at a picnic reserve that was logged many, many years ago, and has now regrown.

Christmas2

Notice the stump on the left - the original trees must have been huge. And we had it all to ourselves.

Three small rivers join at the flat, we were at one of the junctions - here is one river before joining the other.

Christmas 3

There were lots of tree ferns around, something special to Australia. Here is one of the larger ones, in the middle of the flat. It would have been about 25 to thirty feet high.

Tree Fern

Christmas Dinner

We had a lovely lunch of potato salad (secret recipe), rolls, ham and salad. There was more, but we didn't have room for it. And a nice wine.

And the Christmas Bush/Mint bush was out. This is a small native tree that flowers at Christmas in the cool temperate southern rainforests (where we are). The scientific name, for those so inclined, is Prostanthera.

Christmas Bush

So, we had a lovely lunch. Now it is back to catching up with the rest of the family.

3 Comments:

Blogger Calidore said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful lunch in what has to be the nicest picnic area I have seen in a long time. Merry Christmas to you both.

2:40 pm  
Blogger Zoey said...

Oh, what a lovely way to spend Christmas. It looks like a beautiful place to picnic.

9:12 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

I do envy you, Linda - that is something I have long wanted to do on Xmas Day - just the two of us on a picnic in a forest, or go out in the bay on a boat. Maybe if I show Ken your photos he might be tempted next year. But like a lot of people, for him family commitments come first, and as long as his Mum is alive, he won't disappoint her, and rightly so.

11:01 am  

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