Saturday, March 22, 2014

A Year Ago

A year ago we were in Australia.

Now we're not.

It's kind of sad, especially since I don't know when and if we'll ever return.

But anyway....

I was thinking I should honor the anniversary in my blog somehow; then I realized I don't think I ever posted photos from our trip. Videos...yes.  But pictures, no. I actually did have them on the sidebar via the Flickr widget.  So maybe some people saw them there.

I thought though that I should put them in a post, and it might also be nice to see some of Tim's photographs (which were not on the sidebar) too. He's a really good photographer.

So...well here.  I'll show some of my pictures first.

That's some Aussie cereal.  I was really into Weet-Bix on that trip, especially the kind with fruit mixed into it.  I think it was my favorite food.  Since we've been back, I've been eating the UK version, Weetabix.  It's readily available in Fort Worth. 

That's a shop with American food.  When we were in Australia in 2007 and 2009, it was fairly rare to see American food.  It wasn't in the average store, but you could find it in specialty shops. 

In the 2013 trip, it seemed to be everywhere—in just normal average convenience stores.  I think it was more the case in Sydney; maybe less so in Melbourne.

Anyway, in the olden days it was kind of fun to see American food in Australia.  But now there's too much.  It's less fun.  It's slightly annoying, actually. Then again, it might be nice for homesick expats.

That's our bedspread at our 44 Bridge Street apartment.  For some reason, I like random photos like that.

And with that in mind, here's a random house in St. Kilda somewhere.

Here's some random trees from Halls Gap.  I love trees, and I especially love Australian trees.

Here's a photo from the Grampians.  It's such a beautiful place.  I look at the photographs now and think they're so beautiful.  Yet when I first took them and looked, I felt they totally failed in capturing the beauty of the place. 

So what you see in the pictures is nothing compared to what you see with your own eyes.

I wonder if the same can be said for Uluru and The Twelve Apostles, because I often think, I don't need to go there!  We've seen the pictures!

Still.  I don't really want to see those things.  What I want to see is the Pinnacles.  

Okay.  Now for Tim's pictures.

I think that's a wallaby, but it might be a kangaroo.

I think that's a good picture of an ant.  I'm impressed.  I don't actually remember seeing this, but I guess I did.  Maybe it was overshadowed by all the kangaroo pictures.

I think this is an amazing picture.  If you look closely, there's a kangaroo under the tree.

That's our dessert from some Asian dessert place in Melbourne.  I forgot the name.  I really liked it, though, and this past year I've been really in love with Asian style desserts.  I wish we had eaten more of it in Australia.  It's not as easy to find it in Fort Worth.  

These are toys, but when I look at it fast, I forget and think they're real.

If anyone wants to see more of the photos, here's my set on Flickr.   Tim has his photos divided up into several sets, so I'll just give you a general link to all of his sets (Some not Australian)