At last the heat broke today and after a visit to a market on the edge of town I saw a sign pointing up into the hills for “Rolystone” and thought I would see where this lead me.
It basically led us deep into the hills that surround Perth and I and my youngest found ourselves at Araluen Park, a beautiful undulating garden nestled in a small valley in the Aussie bush. A stream runs through the centre of this rambling gem of a place, first set up in the 1930s by the “Young Australia League” which was an organisation promoting activities for…you guessed it…young Australians.
Anyway, if I had gone yesterday it would have been 102 degrees and intolerable but today it was deliciously cool and shady and surprisingly full of flowers that would have been burnt to a crisp anywhere else in Perth. We were practically alone as most people must have assumed that the garden would not be at its best.
A great way to enjoy a lazy Sunday, finishing our several hours of strolling about with a hot chocolate in the quaint restaurant built in the 40s to represent, of all things, a Canadian Log Cabin.
Hope you enjoy the shots I took with my trusty phone as I did not have my camera with me.
Hope you are having a Lazy Sunday!