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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday's Treasure with Melody

I have chosen memories of a great holiday my hubby and I had last October through county NSW & VIC. as my treasure this week. Hubby loves steam trains so of course wanted to go on the puffing billy in the Dandenongs just outside Melbourne and I had wanted to visit the William Ricketts Santuary since I read about his work in college 20 some years ago (I was a working potter for 10 years). We spent 3 beautiful days in the Dandenong Ranges and the Sanctuary certainly lived up to expectations. It  has just a beautiful energy that's hard to describe and you find it difficult sometimes to determine where the sculpture finishes and the tree or rock begins. You will have to excuse the funny old lady lurking in one of the photos (Me) giving the photographer advice!
The last photo is of Hubby and I on Puffing Billy. It was a lovely day and he was like a kid hanging out the train and we have a million photos of that train. A lovely young guy from Sydney took the photo.
For more treasure visit Melody at http://thehouseonthesideofthehill.blogspot.com/

12 comments:

  1. Melbourne on a lovely day..that is indeed a treasure! Great photos!

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  2. Oh that looks like an incredible place to visit and it is indeed a treasure !

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  3. The sculptures are amazing and that is a lovely happy picture of you both :)

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  4. Wow what a wonderful place to visit.
    Hugs
    donna

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  5. Those are amazing... I had never heard of them.... maybe next tiem I visit Melbourne.... what fun... and great to see you amongst there....
    Hugz

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  6. Absolutely amazing Michelle, how many years have they been there ? Cheers Kaylee

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  7. Hello Michelle,

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful place, just amazing. Glad your hubby got to enjoy his adventure to.
    happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  8. WOw! Looks like a really beautiful place to visit, what a wonderful treasure.
    I think I will have to look it up too, next time I am down that way :-)

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing these pictures of your holiday. William Rickett's Sanctuary is a magical place and Puffing Billy is lots of fun too.

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  10. Oh WOW... I never knew that was there... next time I'm in the area I stop by! Thanks! :)

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  11. You sure those aren't elves or fairies in those pictures? They look real enough to jump out of the photos! What a fabulous place to visit. Wish we had something like that in the States!

    Liri

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  12. Both William Rickett's and Puffing Billy are worth visiting. PB is good fun for all ages!

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