Monday, June 9, 2014

Fun Guys



It's the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend here in Australia and after 2 days of serious cleaning and de-cluttering, we gave ourselves the day off today and decided to head to Mt Field National Park. We bumped into friends Nat and Jared which was a bonus and necessitated pre-hike Lattes and Hot Chocolates to brace ourselves for the 2 1/2 hour bush walk. Russell Falls were spectacular and all the Fun Guys* were out in full force too. We packed homemade chocolate cake with coconut icing to celebrate the Queen's Birthday along the track and it was altogether a pretty fantastic day. As always, the highlight for the Kids - the Swings! 

* Fun Guys = Fungii, courtesy of George, our 5 year old Humourist :-)

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  1. Amazing photos! Looks like a magical day out!

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  2. Wow. Those photos are exceptional! Looks like a magical time xx

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  3. I love the fungi! Glad that you got away from home and had such a great day after your big tidy up! xx

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  4. Those falls are spectacular! Puts all the ones around here to shame - and we have some comparatively big ones! Lovely pictures, may you have a just as productive and lovely week.

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  5. Stunning pictures, Mel! And, on reading your previous post I would simply like to give you a good dose of empathy. It will come, the start of your wonderful project. We've been playing the waiting game for five years now, on a completely different matter, so I truly understand.

    Hugs,

    Stephanie

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    1. Oh Stephanie! 5 years is a very long time to wait for something!!! x

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  6. Beautiful pictures, Mel! The funny thing is, when I saw the first ones they looked like they had been taken where I live. Your "fun guys" is cute. I had a friend who used to tell her son the mushrooms that were in the food she cooked were "fun guys" in an attempt to get him to eat them.

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  7. Hey Mel,
    What a stunner of a walk. Those falls are quite beautiful.
    Leanne xx

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  8. What beautiful scenery Mel, but quite honestly your kids are more beautiful. Also why are you having the Queen's Birthday a week early? It's her official birthday next weekend isn't it?

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    1. No idea Sue! We always celebrate it on the second Monday in June but even some other States in Australia celebrate it in a different month. That's quite funny that we celebrate it before you ;-)

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  9. We don't celebrate her birthday here in WA until the last weekend in September. She doesn't seem to mind though. Such beautiful images. I never can get a good photo of all the amazing fungi here in the gloomy forest light. Beautiful kiddos too! x

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  10. oh mel, your beautiful children, every one and beautiful photos, sounds like the perfect day! i hope to come to tasmania someday!

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  11. Absolutely stunning photos Mel. I "like" Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service on FB, and they recently did a lovely post on the "Fun guys" at Mt Field. I bet the kids all slept well last night!

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    1. Thanks Minerva - I'm going to check their site out right now. I was quite obsessed with the Fungii, there were SO many different ones. And yes, the Kids slept very well last night :-)

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  12. A-flippin-mazing photos Mel! Wowzer.
    x

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  13. What a spot. I am so glad you remembered to toast the queen with a cake, there really just are not enough cake eating days in the year.

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  14. Magnificent photos Mel. I still haven't been to Russell Falls, your photos make it look magical xx

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  15. Your photos of the scenery and your family are stunning and made me smile! Sarah x

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  16. I just love fun guys, particularly chanterelles. Your children always look so happy, it as a pleasure to see them. I fondly remember exploring similarly beautiful spots when I visited Tasmania in 1997. Those tree ferns are an all time favourite. x

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  17. Wow, amazingly great beautiful pictures. Ku-zu-zang-po(greetings) from beautiful Bhutan.

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  18. Beautiful, beautiful photos Mel, so full of autumnal mist and soft, golden light. It looks like a brilliant day. The waterfall is really spectacular. x

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  19. Stunning photos - love the "fun guys" - all of them!
    Caz xx

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  20. Oh, this looks like such a great adventure! You take such amazing photos, Mel, and make such beautiful children, too. Love to see such happy smiles :) Have a lovely day.

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  21. A super day out by the sounds of it, and stunning photos. I'm loving "fun-guys"!

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  22. Amazing photos, looks like you had so much fun amongst all the fungi and incredible surrounds. And yey for some decluttering! You deserved a fun day out!

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  23. How heavenly, what a beautiful place to spend a day.

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  24. Well done George, it's a great title, and what a truly fabulous place!

    It always seems odd to me that no one here makes much of the Queen's Birthday unless it has a zero attached, we certainly don't have any kind of public holiday in June.

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  25. O how i have missed your space. I have been on prac for 4 weeks and am finally back!
    This looks so magical!

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  26. p.s tell your 5 year old humourist I giggled at 'Fun Guys''.

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  27. What a magical spot! your photos are all so very beautiful Mel xx

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