Autumn in the Blue Mountains

Autumn leaves from Mt Wilson Rodney May 2016 with copyrightAutumn is a perfect time of year in the Blue Mountains. The sky is blue; it’s warm in the sun and cool in the shade. Perfect for walking through the streets and enjoying the changing leaves.

This year, the colours seem even more spectacular than ever.

I’ve been head down writing lately, only taking time off to exercise in the afternoons. But on Monday I headed off with a friend to the other side of the Grose Valley to Mount Wilson off the Bells Line of Road. What a place!

I try to go there every year to the open gardens and I’m never disappointed. This year, I gathered chestnuts and roasted them in the oven when I came home. Delicious!

 

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Release day: By Her Side

My new book, By Her Side, is out today.

A romantic suspense, it features Vince, an undercover cop who is persuaded into acting as the temporary bodyguard for Rory, the independent-minded granddaughter of a wealthy Sydney business man.

You can buy a copy at AmazonAU, AmazonAmazonUK, Booktopia, iBooks and Kobo. (Please note, it’s only available as an ebook.)

It already has a 5-star review on Goodreads!

 

screen grab 5 star review BHS

Walk to Govetts Leap – a perfect summer’s day!

Last weekend we had family visiting and we took them up to Blackheath to the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre. From the centre we discovered an easy-grade walk down to Govetts Leap Lookout. It’s a 1.8 km zig-zag bitumen track suitable for old people, wheelchairs and toddlers alike.

Along the way, we were treated to lots of different types of gum trees losing their bark.

stripped red bark of gumshaggy bark

From the lookout we could see all the way across the Grose Valley to Mount Hay. The temperature was mild, the air clear – a perfect summer’s day in the Blue Mountains.

Grose Valley

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(Photos of bark © Rodney Weidland, used with permission.)