Road trip to Trentham
A couple of weeks back I took a day out for myself and went on a road trip. For days I was tying to decide where I would go, then I remembered I wanted to try out this new place in Trentham. It was Trentham general and some how I found their Instagram feed and loved it, loved the styling the colors the muted tones. So I watch as they prepared with late nights painting and their opening and the yummy meals they were serving. But it was also the little shop Lynda was running within the same building that had me intrigued. Her style and the individual pieces spoke to me and I was not disappointed. I spent a lengthy time looking over everything and chatting to Lynda herself. I even took some little pieces home with me.
It did however take me the better part of the day to arrive in Trentham as I took the back roads and stopped numerous times to take photos of things that caught my eye. I wasn’t far out of Bendigo when I made my first stop just on the other side of Sutton Grange. It was the beautiful rock formation that were merging out of the ground that caught my eye and called a halt to my travels.
The soft golden light that was filtering through this massive old gum trees was also a stopping point.
Whichever way I looked the landscape was so different, so diversified, dramatic.
I didn’t get far around the corner before this flock of sheep had me hanging a u turn.
Old homes have always held a great amount of interest for me, I always wonder what the life was like of the people who used to live there, what stories they would tell around the fire, what meals were served on the table, what wall paper was on the walls. I am always left wondering why the home was left empty.
I was to late to take photos of the old home that use to stand here. It’s incredible when all the caring occupants have gone but nature still has a way of taking care of it’s self.
Getting close to Trentham I made a few more stops. This structural tress that graced the hill top of its home was to grand to pass. Nor were the heavy cloud shadows that feel on the freshly worked paddock.
But I did make it to Trentham in time for some lunch at the Trentham general, and it was so good.
A little read over lunch and a browse through Lynda’s shop were just the thing to refuel me for the afternoons adventures.
In front of where I parked my car there was an opening in the heavy vine that screened the world out. To my pleasure a little further up was an opening that lead into the grounds of the Cosmopolitan Hotel, and my favorite flowers the Hellebores.
Walking the streets I found some cute little doors and window that transported me to another land.
I love looking in the shops too and talking to the staff. Frankie and Mae was recently bought and renamed and Dallas form Dallas_trentham was so lovely to chat too.
I couldn’t leave without seeing the Trentham falls which were beautiful, I was however a little sad that I couldn’t stand at the bottom.
This little fellow had me chasing it around for ages trying to get a good shot. I am not sure what his name is though.
So all up I had an amazing day and my soul was rejuvenated.