A Summertime Christmas

I see a lot of winter Christmas posts and they’re all wonderful but I thought some photos of a summer Christmas needs to be shared.

It’s our 2nd Christmas at our new home but because we only moved in a few weeks before Christmas last year we didn’t decorate much.
Simple decorations in a little house can look good too.
Poinsettias are common here too.
Outdoors is where you will find us most days.

Archived in: Retirement

Overnight trip to the Hunter Valley

We stayed in the beautiful Hunter Valley after meeting my newest great nephew.
These photos were taken from the front door to our cabin.
We stayed at the Leisure Inn at Pokolbin Hill
It was very quiet and we saw very view people but there were a lot of cars in the car parking area so we assumed the place was fairly full.
Before setting out for a meal with our daughter, son-in-law and our three teenage grandchildren we took this photo below. It was a beautiful day.
We only stayed the one night but it was very restful.

Archived in: Retirement

Special Places and Great Memories #7

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With granddaughter at Tin City –
Stockton Beach New South Wales, Australia 2019

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Road to Dubbo – Central West New South Wales, Australia 2018

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Orange – Central West New South Wales, Australia 2018

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Bago Maze – Bago Mid North Coast New South Wales, 2018

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Hill Top Tulip Farm – Sutton Forrest South West New South Wales – 2019

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Floriade – Canberra Australian Capital Territory, Australia 2019

Photography by Norm and Chrissy for Riverside Peace

I thought this was a writer’s blog.

Well, hello to you too and thank you for dropping by.

Let me tell you a short story behind Riverside Peace and why I named it so. Yes, it is the official website of Australian author Chrissy Siggee but it’s the whole me.

At the time of creating my blog my husband and I lived and previously lived not far from a river. The closest river from our new home now is still just a short drive away but there are quite a few rivers really. Rivers have always inspired my writing and I’ve spent hours taking in the solitude at a river side and photographing the source of my inspirations. Not only do we have a river close by but there are numerous beaches, country drives, a zoo and the Koala Hospital – all to inspire any writer or photographer. With the Covid-19 restrictions and closures, I can only work with archived photos.

Gardening has always been a relaxing hobby and has always inspired my writing and my prayer life. Let me leave you with a favourite song of mine.

Chrissy

Special Places and Great Memories #4

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Amish country Ohio, America 2008

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East Coast – Tasmania, Australia 2015

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Seal Island – Southern Tasmania, Australia 2015

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South Coast – New South Wales, Australia 2012

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South Coast – New South Wales, Australia 2012

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Richmond – New South Wales, Australia 2007

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East Coast – Tasmania, Australia 2014

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Amish Country – Ohio, America 2008

Photography by Chrissy at Riverside Peace