02 January 2011

a very Australian bush walk

Greetings all,
After an exciting morning of stationery shopping for high school supplies, yawn, actually not too bad as our eldest is in the laptop programme, i took a couple of our girls on a bush walk over the road.
 
 We've done this walk before & know what to expect . . .
 a big walking adventure . . .
 & tonnes of kangaroos!!
 I took the little digital camera as i'm excellent at tripping over . . .
 so no fantastic telescopic shots on the fancy Nikon SLR today!!
 I think these shots show just how close we got . . .
 to all the kangaroos we saw!!
 I kept one eye on the kangaroo poo . . .
 & one eye out for snakes . . .
 while the girls spotted kangaroos for me!!
 Just across the road from this massive reserve is our home.
 We just climb through the inviting hole in the gate past all the warning signs of wild dogs (have never seen a dingo in Canberra) & rabbit poison.
 Then on the way home a little chat to the ducks.
Who said all exercising has to be on a treadmill or pounding the pavement??  We would have covered a good 5km up & down the mountains in the late afternoon heat on a bush walk, plus it was far more interesting!!  Free school holiday entertainment, right at your back door, love Posie
EDIT: LAST CHANCE for the IKEA lifestyle book giveaway, drawn tomorrow night!!  Good luck, 10 books to giveaway, fantastic odds!!

18 comments:

Off The Peg said...

Ohh a bit of outdoorsy time sounds lovely! Looks like you had a fab afternoon.

Jacinta said...

I did some exercise today. Through the shopping centre trying to find something to buy! (with two littlies in tow, one getting all rowdy.) Does that count? ;)
xo MODELmumma

Posie Patchwork said...

Well judging from the flood of comments for the IKEA giveaway, you're all keen, good luck, love Posie

MultipleMum said...

How lovely to have that right at your doorstep! Can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon with the kids.

Catherine said...

I love your kind of exercise Posie. Bush walks and getting in touch with nature is the best. xo

Cate said...

looks like you had a brilliant time! so many kangaroos (I'm secretly a little bit scared of them when we go bushwalking!!)
xxxCate

Ruby Star said...

Outdoors fun sounds nice. Some of those kangaroos are massive. I'd be looking out for those snakes too... eek. we have been bailed up in the house for weeks with all the rain. And we can't go anywhere because the roads are blocked too. Thankfully we haven't had to deal with flood waters though.

Linda said...

happy new year Jen to you and your gorgeous family xxx

Heidi said...

Its so fun to see your roos we have the moose on our walks which kill more people than bears do in Alaska. Are they dangerous?
so pretty your walk/park is!

Brenda said...

What a great way to disguise exercise. I'm taking the kids to tamworth shopping today, we'll be walking in and out of alot of shops.....that'll do me for the day it's too hot to do anything else.

The temp on the verandah (in the shade ) is 35 at 8.30 am.

Lizzie said...

Oh what a fabulous front yard you've got Jennie..! I love the odds on your giveaway, good luck to all...
Lizzie
xxx

Happy Homemaker UK | Laura said...

Wow! I love this :) You are a lucky girl!

Kylie said...

We find out in July where 2012 will take us - odds are on Canberra and Melbourne at the moment - exciting:)

I love this part of Canberra still left a'natural. We used to take Eme for a walk in there (before your house was built we usd to roam through there as well.

Looks like you all had fun.

The Moerks said...

Those roos were pretty sizable! Very outdoorsy of you all. I too went for a walk yesterday. Took a friend and our dogs and encountered mozzies the size of helicopters I kid you not!

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A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Perfect way to spend an afternoon. Unfortunately we have been sweltering over here in Perth so not much outdoor activity here.
I bought the school supplies this week too - with one in Year 12 at least I won't have so many to buy next year:)

Maxabella said...

A long bushwalk with the kids is good for the soul. What a nice start to the new year, PosieP!

Wild dogs in Canberra? Is that a ploy to make us think our Capital is a bit more exciting than it really is!!!!?! x

notquitecrafty said...

My favourite thing about Canberra is being able to venture into the bush from nearly every suburb. And what a great school holiday activity! I am planning a walk to Yankee Hat to show my boys the aboriginal rock art when we have a coolish weekend (and there are more kangaroos there than anywhere else in Canberra).

Kelli