Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Eight years ago when Miss Jazzy was born, farmer Bren wrote an email and sent it out to our family and friends;
I'm sitting here with my beautiful baby girl on my lap, listening to her tiny hiccups and watching her wonderful facial expressions.
She is just divine, an angel, a fairy.
She is 5 days old now.
She was born at 2.40 on Thursday 9-10-03 and was 7 pound and perfect.
Mum and baby are doing really well. They got back home last night and we are getting on with life with 2 kids.. WOW..
Indi is coping really well and will make a very good bossy sister..
If you didn't realize from the subject of this email we have named her
Jarrah is the Aboriginal name for the majestic Eucalyptus marginata, native to western Australia.
Hoping you are well and as happy us we are..
All our love
Bren Kate Indi & Jarrah.
Since that day we have been dreaming of taking our Jarrah to see the giant jarrah trees.
Last Thursday we took a drive inland from Bussleton and found ourselves first in Jarrahwood, then in the gorgeous Nannup and then in the middle of the forest in Bridgetown, Jarrah park.
We were hunting for Jarrah trees, the bigger and grander the better.
Most of the old growth forests in this part of Western Australia have been logged, but the women at the Nannup visitor's centre assured us we'd find some in the forest. To be honest we weren't even certain we'd recognise a jarrah tree but our Jarrah assured us she would.
And she did.
We had a wonderful day jarrah hunting that day. We all ran and skipped and danced and sang the whole way. After months of deserts and beaches, we all loved being back in the bush. It looked like home. It felt like home. We all agreed that at heart we are forest people.
And boy oh boy are we loving exploring southern western Australia.
Happy travels. xx