The autumn leaves really delighted me, the colour and intensity stopped me in my tracks. I had not expected the colour to still be so brilliant so I had to immediately share them with you in the first post about our recent mini trip.
But two things drew us back to visit Tenterfield again.
- The desire to visit and stay in Stannum House, that magnificent mansion we discovered on the last day of our previous trip.
- “Art in the mill”. I had picked up a brochure about it. Then Googled it. It sounded to be an interesting art exhibition.
It was a juggling act to combine the two. The weekend of the art exhibition was Labour weekend, a 3 day holiday weekend over here. Stannum House is very popular and unfortunately fully booked that weekend. But they had a room for the Monday night. That is the last day of the exhibition and it would finish at 4pm. I did some quick calculations. If we left home early we could be there by lunchtime with 4 hours left to look around the art. Of course that is not factoring in getting lost and we couldn’t dawdle along in our usual way, constantly stopping to look at, photograph and explore anything that caught our eye.
Then a blogging friend, Jude (she has 2 very interesting blogs about the beauty of Cornwall, where she lives, and flowers and gardens in general. Well worth popping over to look at) Said why not go half way and stay the night somewhere closer.
Thank you Jude…Why didn’t I think of that…
So we were able to take our time driving west along the Cunningham Highway, heading for the Great Dividing Range.
This is fertile farmland, but being autumn the crops had been harvested.
I booked a one night Airbnb in Warwick an historic town – known for its roses and rodeo – and features some of the state’s finest original sandstone buildings. It was late afternoon when we arrived. Being Sunday everywhere was closed, but it was golden hour, that perfect time for photography. It was also getting cool, so we put our jackets on and wandered along the main street. I had no idea about the history of these beautiful buildings but I admired the beauty of the architecture, and the detail on the buildings.
So come with me for a look around.
Across the road we walked through a beautiful small park.
But the sun was disappearing below the horizon and time to turn on the GPS and find our home for the night.
I make a note to myself that we will come back here in rose season as tomorrow, being a public holiday, everything will still be closed, and I will find out more about the history…
Tomorrow we will be immersed in art…
This week I would like to join Jo on her Monday walk and her band of world wide walkers. Take a look you can armchair travel all over the world with them.