The Adelaide Hills
One of the delights of living where we do is the close proximity of the Adelaide Hills. This is a fuzzy region to define and is generally regarded as the part of the Mt Lofty Ranges in South Australia which overlooks our capital city Adelaide.
There are many beautiful drives that one can take through the Adelaide Hills and other parts of the Mt. Lofty Ranges. The hills are home to numerous small villages and towns, some of them quaint and peaceful, set as they are amongst the rolling hills all around. There are numerous vineyards and fruit orchards set among the dairy and sheep farms. Everywhere are the towering Eucalypt trees, so evocative of the typical Australian rural landscape.
Parks and Gardens
Adelaide is also renowned for its parks and gardens. These are scattered throughout the metropolitan area as well as in the Adelaide Hills. The above photos show just one such park, the Mt Lofty section of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. This is delightful at any time of the year but particularly so in spring time. On our last visit a few months ago it was so peaceful with bright sunshine and a gentle breeze. Picture perfect and so relaxing.