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Cara Marie  A creative stationery designer being inspired by photographers from around the world ... www.caramariedesigns.com.au

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Just a mushroom. No real story here. I like them - all types. Pretty little fungi. So, up at my parents; took a stroll down to one of the dams, laid near some lovely deposits of cow manure and snapped this lone-standing organism. I introduce to you - mushroom. #brisbaneanyday #mushroom #fungi #farmlife #brisbaneigers #brisbane #visitqueensland #visitbrisbane #strolling #travelqld #roadtrip #grass #seeaustralia #nature #naturelover

Thanks to my neighbours green thumb we get to enjoy a Queensland (Australian native) in full bloom, the 'Golden Penda'. Smells divine, the bees and lorikeets (pretty, colourful bird) love it and when it flowers it's spectacular. So cut to me out the front of our house in our driveway with my head stuck into this massive flowering beauty with bees zipping this way and that feasting and pollinating galore and me tapping away on my iPhone. Not the easiest or best way to capture the action but I snapped at least three out of a hundred photos that I was happy with. Now if only iPhone could capture the smell too! #savethebees #savethebeesaustralia #flowers #australiannative #nativeplant #thisisaustralia #thisisqueensland #ilovebrisbane #ilovequeensland #brisbaneigers #queensland #queenslander #nature #flower #bees #visitqld #visitqueensland #explorequeensland #tree #goldenpenda #yellowflowers @savethebeesaustralia #brisbaneanyday

Oh heck, I'll throw in a couple of cows today too. I love them. Such peaceful creatures. One of them actually put my Dad in hospital for a few months, some serious leg and arm injuries (it was off to be sold), had different ideas though; got spooked going up the ramp, bolted back out and ended up on top of him, wedging him under it and half on the ramp and ground. Wasn't a good day and months after hospital he is still recovering. Wasn't it's fault though ... poor steer didn't know what was happening. So, he's back out grazing with these guys. No sale happened that day! Murray Greys and Hereford's up on the farm at home. #thisisqueensland #ilovenature #onthefarm #visitbrisbane #ilovequeensland #farmliving #brisbaneigers #brisbaneanyday #queensland #queenslander #green #nature #naturelover #visitqueensland #visitqld #explorequeensland #travelqld #sky #mountains #daytrip #farmlife #home #murraygrey #view #views #scenery #hereford #cow #trees #mtmee

Less than ten kilometers from where I grew up - a view of one of the many beautifully clear rock pools of 'Rocky Hole' running through Neurum Creek in the D'Aguilar National Park, Mt Mee end (formerly Mt Mee State Forest). Some are deep and inviting (you can see to the bottom), some have mini-waterfalls connecting them to the next and others are secluded but you can find them easily by scaling the rocks. They are just stunning. And you know what...we didn't even know they were there! Yep. That's right. No clue. Grew up with these beauties right under our noses and we didn't think to ever explore. So cut to us today heading to mums for Mothers Day, taking a quick detour (five minute drive further up the road to forest entrance then a six kilometer 4WD track) and me being blown away that I hadn't been enjoying this spot for the last 30 freaking years! Going to be making up for that real soon! Still just warm enough to swim, but I'm seeing lots of summery days splashing around here in the future! #thisisqueensland #ilovenature #ilovetrees #visitbrisbane #ilovequeensland ##brisbaneigers #brisbaneanyday #queensland #queenslander #green #nature #naturelover #visitqueensland #visitqld #explorequeensland #travelqld #mountains #daytrip #forest #water #rocks #view #views #scenery #forest #trees #reflection #mtmee #rockyhole #thisisbrisbane #rockpool

Stopped for a bite to eat at The Farm in Ewingsdale. Along with a beautiful restaurant/cafe (they use fresh produce grown onsite), this place also offers and encourages you to explore the land and to gain inspiration from seeing a working farm in progress. Cows grazing in paddocks, old cottages like the one in this picture and the smell of fresh produce growing all around - it was a delight to stop for a bit. I grew up on a farm in my teenage years and was happily rattling of the breeds of cattle I saw around me and the names of some vegetables and herbs that my parents still tend to on their land. It felt like home. I think I took this kind of lifestyle for granted when I was younger and pined for suburbia in my adolescent years. But now I'm thankful that I got to experience life on a farm; especially when I see others marvel at the scenes, animals and even smells that I got to enjoy on a daily basis. I also know first hand the work it takes to maintain this lifestyle. It's hard. But it's rewarding. Definitely stop by in you are cruising past the area and enjoy all there is to offer @thefarmatbyronbay #lifestyle #ilovenature #ilovetrees #vacationmode #farmlife #iloveaustralia #brisbaneigers #brisbaneanyday #farmhouse #queenslander #green #nature #naturelover #visitbyron #explorenewsouthwales #exploreaustralia #newsouthwales #daytrip #view #views #scenery #forest #byronbay #trees #getaway #cottage #thefarmbyronbay

Sometimes you've got to stop and gain a little (or big) perspective. Ha! I'm not being all philosophical here, just really enjoyed this view. We were just driving with destination Byron in mind and taking in all the wonders along the way. I was very impressed with my drivers keen pulling over skills (I marvel at lots of sights and somehow @silvanaabraham knew just when my marveling meant please stop so I can get a photo). She was a perfect puller-overer (not a word I know, but I'll use it anyway). I jumped out of the car, crossed the highway and got as close as I could without breaching fence boundaries (secretly I would have loved to get a little closer, but I respect people's private property plus I was trying to go unnoticed by the dweller zooming around on a little red tractor - and it really was zooming!). So this is it people. A little place along the Pacific Highway in the vicinity of Knockrow. We discovered a place I'd never heard of; I love that about road trips - you can drive the same highway and with keen eyes find something new. #lifestyle #ilovenature #ilovetrees #vacationmode #knockrow #iloveaustralia #brisbaneanyday #accommodation #queenslander #green #nature #naturelover #visitbyron #explorenewsouthwales #exploreaustralia #newsouthwales #daytrip #view #views #scenery #forest #byronbay #trees #getaway #farm #farmhouse #trees #tree #palmtrees #naturelover #pacifichighway #roadtrip #scenery

Yep. Good old Byron Bay lighthouse. For the views I've been here at the break of dusk and dawn, on sunny days and with morning rays. This time with rain and fog and dramatic clouds. While obviously views looking out have been better on other days this time I just enjoyed looking at the lighthouse itself; my first rainy day at Byron ever ... I loved it. I also loved the view of my co- traveller running down the hill towards the car with squeals of 'it's raining!' Hahahaha. For those of you who don't know, Cape Byron Lighthouse is situated on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland; which makes for some particularly impressive views of the coast and hinterland. Don't mind this little spot at all. With @silvanaabraham #lifestyle #ilovenature #ilovetrees #vacationmode #capebyronlighthouse #byronbaylighthouse #iloveaustralia #brisbaneigers #newsouthwales #queenslander #green #nature #naturelover #visitbyron #explorenewsouthwales #exploreaustralia #newsouthwales #daytrip #view #views #scenery #forest #byronbay #trees #getaway #lighthouse #coast

Snuck in a mini getaway to Byron Bay. Lots of fun stops on the way too. About two and a half hours from home and over the border into New South Wales - sweet Byron I do love you; day trips, weekend stays or mid-week escapes, you never fail to please. My travel companion @silvanaabraham found the perfect accommodation for this adventure too The Atlantic Byron Bay @atlanticbyronbay - would definitely stay here again. Back home now, relaxed, refreshed and ready for the weekend! #lifestyle #ilovenature #ilovetrees #vacationmode #atlanticbyronbay #iloveaustralia #brisbaneigers #brisbaneanyday #accommodation #queenslander #green #nature #naturelover #visitbyron #explorenewsouthwales #exploreaustralia #newsouthwales #daytrip #view #views #scenery #forest #byronbay #trees #getaway

I can see a little face here ... Like a tree tuft screaming at me to maybe get out of his face. Lol. Such an amazing and beautiful ecosystem exists in forests. On our way to see the Kauri's in Kauri Grove - which were beautiful by the way. #newzealand #naturewalk #discovernewzealand #purenewzealand #destinationnz #destinationnewzealand #ilovenature #ilovetrees #green #roadtrip #ilovenewzealand #visitnewzealand #newzealandfinds #newzealandnatural #newzealandvacations #newzealandbeauty #newzealandadventure #newzealandlandscape #kauri

The road is long, with many a winding turn, that leads to who knows where, who knows where ... (I love that song) ... seemed fitting to my mood today. In this case it was leading us to Pauanui Beach lookout and then to Mount Paku Summit. We had no idea how long it would take until a lovely lady popped out of the bushes on her mid-morning stroll. She said it takes her 40 minutes but should be quicker for us spring chickens (we'd already been going uphill for about an hour by then). Well let me say. This chicken didn't have much spring. So after getting to the lookout and reaching the road to take us to the bottom of the summit we turned our not so springy legs back to get the car to drive to the base of the summit to start our next hike from there. Thank god we did! I think we would have been pecking each other along quite aggressively otherwise. Ha! So now Mrs 65 (age guess) has me realizing I need to exercise more! But in both cases, views were worth it. As they usually are ... Tairua is beautiful. #newzealand #naturewalk #discovernewzealand #purenewzealand #destinationnz #destinationnewzealand #ilovenature #ilovetrees #green #roadtrip #ilovenewzealand #visitnewzealand #newzealandfinds #newzealandnatural #newzealandvacations #newzealandbeauty #newzealandadventure #newzealandlandscape #tairua #paku #hike #sandy #tropical #lookout

Changing things up with a little day trip close by (Southbank) and GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art). Celebrating their 10th Anniversary with many nooks full of cool exhibits; my friend and I set out for the day (adding in of course the obligatory coffee and lunch). I love when you haven't visited a place for a while and get to be excited all over again, especially so close to home. Loads of cool 'stuff' to see and read (about the artist and their exhibit). Definitely speaks to my inner creative. 'Sugar Spin' delighted me with this installation 'Heard / Nick Cave' as well as many other visual delights. Also looking forward to the upcoming 'Marvel' exhibit. Rediscovering home is quite fun. #thisisqueensland #art #artgallery #brisbaneigers #brisbaneanyday #queensland #queenslander #visitqueensland #visitqld #goma #qagoma #colour #travelqld #southbank #southbankbrisbane #costume #artexhibition #modernart #brisbane

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