Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bridge Climb

It's a shame that I didn't see this comforting sign before the bridge climb. Sorry about the cafe owner's head in the picture!

It doesn't look THAT high in this picture, does it?

It was NOT that scary and the view . . . well, it was like looking at Fairyland on a JUMBO scale. Other than some high walkways and six sets of ladders, it was manageable. Thank you for your prayers. They were answered.

My first dinner in Sydney. We dined by the water and these creatures were delicious!

The scones were scrumptious. Can you believe all that cream? Yum!

I drank a lot of fizzy, lemon beverages.

I saw quite a few perfect pears. Aren't these incredible?

And there was a market right in the shopping mall.

I shall give you small doses of my Australia photos. I'm sure our traveling companions thought my picture taking was a bit odd. I took pictures of pleasing things and that's what I do here at home, too. After a huge shop at the grocery this morning, we now have fresh food in the house! Yahooo!

Below are the two books I'm reading.

Tonight I stopped over at Jenny's for a Sam squeeze.

. . . and a Jenny squeeze.

I left there to go to Kelli's to see Birdie and Bug. Jenny's golf course is greening up. The moon was hanging there for me.

I hope to find my rhythm soon. I DID fill the bird feeders today and made a big pot of corn chowder. I love my home. I feel so disconnected from it when I'm working all day. Don't YOU experience a sweet, cozy feeling when you return to your home after being away? Our bed was extra soft last night and nicks in the paint, the aging furniture, and even the left over snow, look extra good to me because I am so very grateful for shelter, for our children that cherish us, for food, for my car, for my books, paper, pens and pencils, for the coffee pot. I feel protected and kept. It's bliss.


Kerri said...

Yay, you're home! I'm so glad the bridge climb wasn't too scary! I'm very proud of you! The view is incredible isn't it? Such an amazing city. Made me a little homesick for my old stomping ground! Gosh, Sam's grown hasn't she?!

melanie said...

What a lovely post Pom Pom. Sydney looks fabulous, as do those scones, wow, how much cream! Yummy!
Corn chowder sounds really good, I must try making some.
I do like going on holiday, but I always love returning home.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment, it made me smile and made me really happy. xxx :)

Elizabethd said...

You are so brave to do that awful climb, I couldnt possibly!

Aisling said...

Your photos are beautiful. The things you share... the view from the bridge, the market in the shopping mall... are just the things I would have noticed. Thank you for sharing a bit of your adventure. I'm glad you're home.

Gumbo Lily said...

The bridge DOES look high to me. So glad you made it! Great pic.

Actually ALL the pictures are thoughtful ones. I enjoyed the visit to Sidney. Were those eyes on the sea creatures?

When it's all said and done, there's just no place like home. Welcome back.


Mrs Yappy Dog said...

the pictures are great but you know what? the ones of home and family are the best! and that's the way it should be of course.

Gigi said...

Yay for home! You know I'm a home girl too -- nothing like it, is there?
Something's wrong with my pookie computer today, so I can't see your pics, RATS! I know they're wonderful though!

Mary said...

Ah, the scones and cream, pears, prawns all look wonderful. What a cute baby, too. Glad you're home safe and well. Yes, home is our sanctuary. Have a blessed Easter week :)
Mary @ Vintage Comfort
p.s. love your Aussie pix

wayside wanderer said...

Welcome home, Pom Pom! I am so glad you are safe and sound. Love the pictures and giggled at what your companions might have thought of your picture taking. I hope you enjoy nesting at home and with your family and I look forward to more of what you have to share! Oh, so proud of your bridge climb, too!! ~Leslie

Kari of Writing Up A Storm said...

I can't believe we both wrote about "traveling companions," and I am rereading Women Who Run with the Wolves! We do seem to be in synch, definitely. I must find that book An Altar in the World. You and your sweetie look so cute together on top of the world. I'm glad you are back, and hope you have time to really relax and unwind now. Home Sweet Home!! xo Kari


Welcome home. Looks like you had a lovely time. Someday maybe I will get to go to Australia. .. but I got to visit via you. Thanks. that bridge walk looks amazing.. scary. Glad you made it through. Those avocados are calling my name.
Blessings til next time.

The dB family said...

Your post is bliss! The photos are beautiful! Fairyland is right! Is Sam ever growing. What a sweet pea. Mmmm, and all those avocados. I know what you mean about home. Although it's good to get away, it's always so comforting to return home again too. I'm so glad you're back safe and sound!!


Bradley Maston said...

Lovely, lovely. Enjoy the coffee. Thank you for being you!