My Hopes, Memories and Dreams

The Wet ~ Tropical North Queensland ~ Australia

Hi friends ! I thought I would share with you some pictures of my world here in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia. Right now we are in the midst of the wet season and it hasn’t stopped raining for days.

Today the kids and I had a bit of fun at the park at the bottom of our street that as you can see has transformed into a lake ! (Fortunately, we live on a hill !) Then we went for a short drive to the Barron Gorge to see her in all her glory. What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday !

This is a picnic bench. The seats are below water !

Ash, Chloe and Jack having fun !

The spectacular Barron Gorge

Surprise Creek Falls...about five minutes from home.


23 responses

  1. It’s looks lovely there, Colleen, and warm. lol

    March 29, 2010 at 12:15 am

    • Current Weather for Cairns QLD 6:40 AM Monday, 29 March 2010
      25°C | 77°F
      Current: Showers
      Wind: SE at 21 km/h
      Humidity: 94%

      Mon: Top 84°F (29°C ) | Low 74°F / (23°C)

      Yep. It’s warm ! WET but warm !

      March 29, 2010 at 6:44 am

      • Well, just to let you know, we had a snowstorm last night. We went out for a drive this afternoon and it was around -15 with the wind chill. I’d rather have warm and wet any day. At least you don’t have to shovel rain. 🙂 I was out at 8:00am shovelling the drifts off the drive. lol. Oh, Life in Canada…..

        Hope it stops raining soon. Have a great Monday. 🙂

        March 29, 2010 at 7:15 am

  2. blissbait

    OH MY GOD! IT’S SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL! Wow oh WOW oh WOW! Heavenly. Thank You for showing us that! Very cool to have a visual on the lushness from which You write! Glad Ya’ll had such a great day. Cheers and Namaste. 🙂

    March 29, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    • Hi Bliss, Yes it is beautiful. I feel very proud and fortunate to live in such a spectacular environment. It certainly is “lush” at present !

      March 30, 2010 at 5:59 pm

  3. This is really great!!!
    I think that the water is cold!
    The pictures are beautiful,Colleen! 🙂

    Take care!! 🙂

    March 29, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    • Hi Alina, Yes, the water was cold though it was a lovely warm Queensland day x

      March 30, 2010 at 5:59 pm

      • I would like to visit your country someday even it’s cold 🙂
        I think that it’s a very beautiful place!
        Would you like to show us someday few pictures with your country?I’m curious how is there! 😀

        Enjoy the moment,my friend! 😉

        April 1, 2010 at 7:11 am

  4. asmalltowndad

    Wow what an amazing place, but I have probably seen to many movies about Australia but swimming near a river?????? Are there Crocs? I know they’re not in the falls but what about the river? Just curious, ignorant but curious!

    March 30, 2010 at 5:55 am

    • Yes, you’re correct….the far north of Australia is the place for crocs and they can be found around the estauries of Cairns, and they do make their way up the creeks, however fortunately probably not where we were. Although we have beautiful beaches too, generally we only swim within the nets as crocs and stingers (jelly fish) pose a real risk. It’s an adventurous place to live !

      March 30, 2010 at 6:11 pm

  5. awesome pics… glad to see you enjoying such a beautiful place. thanks for sharing.

    March 30, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    • Thanks Sam. Yes we are spoilt by our beautiful environment !

      March 30, 2010 at 6:12 pm

  6. Lucky…
    I want to come visit you and Aaron. Really, I do.

    Oh, well. Highly unlikely…

    Just wanted to stop in and wish you and yours
    a very happy Easter (& Bunny) weekend! Kind regards, Uncle Tree

    April 1, 2010 at 9:23 am

    • Hi UT. How wonderful ! Yes visit, do ! Though you won’t be meeting ‘Aaron’…I have not seen him since I left home at 16. Not sure where he is these days…more stories to tell there 🙂

      Have a relaxing and peaceful Easter weekend too.

      April 1, 2010 at 2:47 pm

  7. Beautiful! Green and water, that’s very nice, and playful in the rain, also good.

    Must be something about Australia I guess. For so far away, so many I’ve met and appreciate, here by blog, call it home. And close neighbors if we don’t count the big blue thing in between. A well spent Sunday, and thanks.

    April 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm

  8. Oh, lush, green, and very very WET! LOL.

    April 2, 2010 at 6:58 am

  9. Sounds like a wonderful day, indeed. Just curious, were you able to ride that slide that is in this post…just curious. 🙂 Here’s to more wonderful days like this one. Thanks for sharing the joy.

    PLL, C.

    April 4, 2010 at 6:41 am

    • Yes ! My girls and other children too enjoyed the newly created “water slide”.

      April 4, 2010 at 8:07 am

  10. Wow, these are incredible! Floods here are a lot more wet and a lot less wild.

    April 5, 2010 at 7:48 am

    • Hi, I’ve woken up to the first sunny day in a couple of weeks ! Yay ! Quick coffee…then out for a walk in the sunshine !

      April 5, 2010 at 8:57 am

  11. gorgeous!

    April 20, 2010 at 6:42 am

  12. dustus

    Wow! Such a picturesque place 🙂

    April 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm

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