Over the weekend Paul and I took a nice little day trip to Daylesford. It's a small country town a little over an hour from where we live. The main street is lined with kitschy shops, and cafe's. Paul obviously knows what I'm into, so he suggested we should check it out.
Right he was! I loved all the antique and thrift shops! We picked up a glass shell planter for our cactus, and a Western Australia coffee mug for the bargain total price of $8.00! It also happened to be pride weekend, which made everything more fun and colorful. Most of the shops, and restaurants had rainbow flags flying. There were also other unique ways of displaying rainbows. I should have photographed, they were so cute. In one window display I saw a rainbow of several little teddy bears.
We were all cute, and held hands at lunch...so I took a photo...
The area is also known for it's natural springs/blowholes/lakes among other things. After lunch/shopping we took the ute for a little bush driving to explore some of nature's splendor. Unfortunately, it's dry season here. Over the course of the day we saw something like ten fire trucks responding to bush fires. The natural springs weren't well maintained, Paul was not pleased with this finding. The blow hole was bone dry. The lakes however, did remind me of home though. We'll definitely have to get back in the winter after a little rain.
This was the once running tourist center near the natural springs. But it's now falling apart. It's a bit of a shame that something so amazing like natural springs are being neglected in such a way.
Most of the pipes have a fair bit of rust, and eroding.
This bird didn't seem to mind though.
Paul tasted the water. I was a little too chicken, so I just did some posing.
He said it had a knowledgy taste.