Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A bush walk and Smurf's house.

This is the little cabin where we stayed on Tuesday and Wednesday night. 
It was very restful there and apart from the hum screech chatter of cicadas crickets birds mozzies and the 1000 froggies in the pond down the slope, it was super quiet.
I wish we could have stayed longer.

For some reason, since we were in the middle of nowhere, Cushion thought he could just open the door and say, "Go on, Georgia, go walk. Go toilet!" But of course, I wasn't silly and didn't wander too far on my own. I remembered what Ms Jean said and I didn't want to get lost. 

Besides, there were scary animals outside. 
You can laugh but these brush turkeys had beaks.

"You in the tree!"
"Stop staring at me, please."

We found a lovely bush trail nearby.
Can anyone tell us what these plants below are? 
They looked similar to pawpaw trees and were about the same height as well, but the fruit were smaller. No one was game to try them. It was too beautiful a day to get crook.

Suddenly! we saw this shack up ahead! 
 It was the cutest thing ever! I couldn't resist being a sticky beak exploring it as any curious dog would.
The manure was very tasty! 
I would have eaten a whole lot more if The Typist hadn't started screaming.
We thought this could be a nursery, the place where the humans who owned our cabin grew their vegetables, herbs and fruit.
 My favourite fruit in all the world wasn't ripe yet, which was unfortunate. 
[Not that I would have stolen it or anything.]
We really liked this little shack! I could see my humans getting starry-eyed. My guess is they probably saw themselves living like this, in the middle of nowhere, growing their own stuff and living off the land and rainwater.

BWAH haha!

It didn't take them long to realise there were mozzies biting them, it was very hot, there was no airconditioning, probably no cable telly either, oh! how about flush toilets? and it was a bit far from any decent looking patisserie.
This did not look like a Nespresso machine.

Anyway, after snooping wandering around for a good 10 minutes, it was time to go back to our cabin. Which is, of course, where I dramatically collapsed and was rescued from death's door by being unceremoniously splashed with 7 pots of cold water. Yes, Ms Rose, I think it was 7.




On the way back to the cabin, we met a man who told us a dwarf named Smurf lived at the shack.

A. dwarf. named. Smurf.

My goodness! How I wish we'd met him! My humans were quite mortified that they had so rudely trampled all over his little house. 

I wonder if Smurf was inside the whole time, keeping very quiet and wondering how on earth his hideaway had become a tourist attraction. 


Here's a special treat for you! It was a bit hard to capture and is quite soft, so please turn up the volume. I hope you like it!
Any guesses what it might be?


Matilda the Boxer said...

Wow! You had an amazing adventure!

verobirdie said...

a smurf and a koala on the same day. oh I wish I'd been with you on that trip.
Did I tell you that you have a beautiful hat? paired with the socks, you are irresistible.

Team Kenzo said...

Hope Smurf doesn't have Internet and read your blog, you never know!
The cabin looks a lot like the cabins we visited in Sweden. Although the view, koala's in stead of bears, looks a lot friendlier to go potty.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful place, it's so green and jungly. (is that a word)I bet the smurf was watching, they are sneaky.

Jean said...

Oh Georgia, I wonder what Smurf thought of you? I'm betting he was hiding in there, afraid the pig-dog (or horse-dog, to him) might knock him over and trample him to death. But we know you are Too Much of a Lady for that.

I can hear all the froggies in the video - that's what old place was like, frogs singing a chorus all night - but I wonder if the other sound is an owl?

Cowspotdog said...

Now that was some pawsome cabin to stay in and you saw a wharlee bear (koala) I don't know why mom calls them that - but you were so lucky cause she has told me about the story of them being 'drop bears' and how dangerous they are :) :) :) Hmmm a smurf cabin - better then it being a pot cabin - you never know what they could growing out there in the bush :)

Jan said...

A human actually living with no AC or indoor plumbing is hard to imagine

animal lover, quilt lover said...

It looks like you all have a very interesting time!!!

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

Holy moly what adventures you have! That looks like a wonderful little vacation and yes I sometimes imagine living like that too :)

Patrice and Higgins said...

What a great place to be!! My humans talk about getting away from it all from time to time...but trust me, my mom would die with intermutts!


georgia little pea said...

Good on you MS JEAN for trying! Wrong! :)

COWSPOTDOGS, I really hope there's nothing in those pictures of the plants that shouldn't be there, if you know what I mean.

Karen said...

Your jungle cabin looks really nice! I'd stay there for a few days!

My guess for the mystery animal noise is some sort of bush pig. However, since this is AU we're talking about, it COULD be a toad.

rottrover said...

Was that a pig in the dark?? We can't believe you saw a koala bear. Mom loves them! You were staying in a beautiful place, Georgia. Hope they got those hooks out of you...

-Bart and Ruby

georgia little pea said...

Ahhhh... goody, more guesses. Thanks KAREN, BART and RUBY! I will give you the answer at the end of today. It may surprise you :)

Barb said...

Welllll - I hear cicadas and could that be a bull frog's love song? Now I know why you were at death's door, Georgia - this is the first mention of eating manure! Don't your humans feed you proper food? Wish you had gotten a photo of Smurf.

What Remains Now said...

This just looks heavenly!

Rose ~ from Oz said...

I listened most carefully, and I'm on for a frog or a wild pig, or a koala's mating call, I think they have a really scary noise when they're - well you know.
What an amazing place!! Love it, for a little while :)

Tootsie said...

This post made me feel better after the fish hook in Ms. Georgia. Ugh.

So... a koala and a smurf. Wow.

And I think the creature in the middle of the night is... a... PIGGIE.


georgia little pea said...


Rose... you clever so and so. Mating eh. Didn't know that. In fact, this is the first time I remember hearing a koala. It sounded quite like the purr of a big cat, I thought. It got much louder than that too, but we didn't manage to record it.

Hooroo! X

chandra said...

Um, Georgia? That wasn't Smurf's ... manure ... you were eating was it?!

I'm going to go listen to the Koala again so I don't think about that it anymore.

-c at ddy.

georgia little pea said...

Holy poop CHANDRA! The things you think about. Barf ek ptui! I sure hope not.