This holiday, I’ve continued my love affair with the Bunya Mountains, in south-east Queensland, which began in 1990. Way back then, there were no houses in the current ‘town centre’. Today, there are about 110 houses on the mountain.
During the first few days we had some rain. So, perched above the trees in a house on Mt Mowbullan, overlooking Taroom and Kingaroy, we watched clouds roll in, obliterating the view and leaving us on an island of trees surrounded by a sea of white. Perfect reading and writing weather you say – and you’re right. I made beta reader-suggested changes to a WIP and completed the last chapter of another historical rural romance.
Then came fine days bushwalking while whip birds, rosellas and king parrots sang and swooped in the trees. Wallabies abounded, keeping the grass at lawn length. Every vista includes the ubiquitous bunya trees silhouetted against the sky.
If there is a heaven on Earth, I think the Bunya Mountains are it.
Probably we all know a place like this - that we love, which makes us feel at peace and where we would love to live forever.
What's your special getaway place?
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