You can stick your head in the hole of the painting of the Yowie which you can see on the right hand side of the statue which makes an 'interesting' photo.
According to this sign the last reported sighting of the Yowie was in the Sandy Creek area in December 1978. So...where is the Yowie now I wonder? Sounds like a bit of Aussie humour I think. You can buy Yowie coffee in the park and there is also a little Art Gallery to browse through.
Another hour on and we came to Esk which is nestled at the base of the Glen Rock monolith. This is another rural town with a tourist friendly park and lots of interesting little shops along the main street including....
...a quirky antiques shop which I must check out one day instead of just walking past.
We got in the car again for the last leg of the journey between Esk and Toowoomba. The area sustained significant damage during the floods of 2011 and this road was closed for some time. There has been major work done to prevent damage in future disasters and to lessen the chance of rockfalls in this mountainous region.
Hopefully we never see a disaster of such magnitude again.
After a short hour of driving we were back home again where the Jacaranda trees are looking their best right across the city.
We drove in and the CEO yelled out that we had arrived just in time as he had started vacuuming but never one to stop a man from doing housework, I went to check on my veggie garden and found that nearly everything had gone to seed! I have lots of weeding and planting to do in the next couple of weeks I feel.
I planted some zucchini before I left and the leaves already have mildew on them as there was quite a bit of rain when we were away apparently so I will have to make up a spray soon and treat them.
I have been trying to grow a hoya for some time and was very happy to see it flowering.
To finish off a lovely week a friend from the Down to Earth forum sent me this beautiful cushion. I just love the design and the colours and got such a surprise to receive it. Such a thoughtful thing to do which is much appreciated.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!