They live between Winchelsea and Dean's Marsh in Victoria, not far from Colac.
The first thing I always do when I arrive at their beautiful little eight acre property, after graciously accepting a cup of tea from Annie, is to wander her wonderful garden.
As a gardener, I know how much work is involved, so I'm always in awe of what she has there in her peaceful haven of greenery, trees and flowers.
Now, as you will see, every bit of that vacant space has been filled with a garden that invites us in. Around every bend of the paths, is another restful spot to sit and ponder.
I wish our poultry area looked this picturesque!
Some trees are chopped at eye level, a bird bath or feeder nailed onto the top stump, and the side branches trained to droop downwards. Annie calls this a "stand".
Another archway for the front garden from two Red Gums.
A Twisted Willow tree with ongoing manipulations.
Bird baths perched on every available flat surface assist in attracting a wide variety of birds.
A broken candle holder becomes a perfect pot stand when turned upside down.
A garden seat disappears beneath the Ivy.
A serene spot to view the sheep and cows that graze on their property.
Even the wood storage shed looks delightful.
This old tractor seat, surrounded by rose scented geraniums, begs to be sat on.
The photos below were taken by Annie last Spring.
I hope you enjoyed a wander around Annie's garden, as I always do.