05 October 2010

hanging rock





On Saturday I took my partner to Hanging Rock in Victoria for a birthday picnic. This unique volcanic area is chocoblock full of extraordinary history, and is geographically stunning - it was the first time we had headed out there, which is kinda crazy since it's only about an hour from our place. We climbed almost all the way to the summit (not rock climbing, well formed paths guided our way, but I was certainly a bit out of breath at the end!) and found a fantastic little precarious rocky spot to lay out my bag of goodies - an assortment of yummy food and wine. We just sat there for ages, watching: a mob of kangaroos play in a paddock far below and then move across the racecourse (neither of us had seen so many kangaroos at once) - a flock of sheep being herded into another paddock, their bleeting remarkably clear - and delighting in a sole hawk that hovered and soared and dived throughout our stay. All in all, a very perfect day. Here are a few little studies from one area, not sure how I feel about them.

10 comments:

hollie said...

oh i adore the middle one especially. i'm a sucker for yellow and black/grey. they're all fantastic!

it sounds like a perfect picnic. ^_^

barbarabeesblog said...

Sounds like a perfect day. Totally different to my sunday. Ha. Like all of your pics, especially the first one.

annamaria said...

Love these- but I can only see the first two for some reason- oh computers! And I want to link up with your blog because unlike you I am very bad at adding links and this is looooong overdew!I am fascinated by all the artists you post about. Thank you for all the sharing! xx

helicopter6 said...

Thank you thank you thank you gorgeous gals! What a super lovely way to start the day.

Sandra Eterovic said...

I think they're all beautiful but I particularly like the first, it makes me feel that I am there the most.
Isn't it funny how we all respond differently to things.

helicopter6 said...

Thanks Sandra, and yes I agree, I'm endlessly fascinated by how we respond differently. Makes the world go around!

gretchenmist said...

these are gorgeous. so happy to have found your blog! very jealous of the paintings from earlier posts that you bought ~ love annamaria's work and also laura's.
thanks for your comment + the link at the side :)

helicopter6 said...

I'm glad you found me too! You very welcome re comments and links. Here's to re-establishing the mojo!

comfies said...

oh i love your art! love your blog!

helicopter6 said...

Thank you so much comfies. You can drop by any time to say such lovely things!!!! I really enjoy following your blog too.