Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I have always said, Friends are like Flowers, they are a sweet perfume in our life...   
My friend Starry Dawn has Blogged a poem about this.
I don't know how to link up, accept to put her address on here.

One of my Ozzie friends is moving away to the Outback...
Far away to a mining town in remote north Queensland.
So this morning we got together with her, for the last time.

Our destination was a place back through time.
Gunabul Homestead was built in 1855 by a local lawyer.

Parking the car, you walk through shady century old tree's..

 The ladies opted to sit outdoors on the open veranda and enjoy the tranquility.
The ceilings must be 20ft high, which helps with the tropical heat.

We were welcomed by our Hostess, Nola.

Looking around inside is a photo of the Homestead in its heyday.
Together with the first owners, Francis and Elizabeth Power.
I am sure they'd never imagine their home would become a treasured meeting place in the future.

Friendship as part of the Body of Christ has drawn us together from different denominations.  

                    We had a wonderful time sharing and laughing together.
Our photos will keep the time alive forever.
Sharon and I.

Proverbs 27:9 
"Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,
                              and the pleasantness of a friend
                              springs from their heartfelt advice."

Sharon, I love you!
As the older woman of our little band, I give you the Hebrew blessing.

"May The Lord bless you and keep you.

May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious unto you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.  Always. Amen." xxxx

God Bless all friends.

The sunburned country that Sharon will make her home.



  1. Such a lovely post for your friend. It's hard when friends move away, but with internet and cell phones now it makes it easier to keep in touch. Looks like a beatiful place you went. Blessings.

  2. So beautiful .... what a blessing to have good friends. :)

  3. Hi, it's me again. Isn't it amazing what care and love will do? Look at the building in which you met and see just how long these two qualities can make something last if put into practice. I'm sure that Francis and Elizabeth poured into their homestead that same kind of love and care and now 155 years later look at how it has endured. May the love and care the two of you have nurtured in your friendship last as long, if not longer.
    God bless you both, Geoff.

  4. I am so glad you got some lovely photos to remember the day. Hope you are as well as can be.
    Hugs and Blessings xx

  5. I know you will miss her perfume in your life and she will miss yours. Your perfume smells good from here too! sandie♥

  6. What a wonderful day you had. Such sweet times when you can spend them with dear friends.

  7. Thank God for friends. Parting is sorrowful, but today it is much easier than ever before to stay connected.

    I love your shots of the beautiful old homestead. And the photograph of you and Sharon is special.

  8. What a beautiful experience Crystal Mary. Thank you for sharing it with us and the beautiful pictures. Would love to have been there but seeing the pictures is the next best thing.

  9. Crystal Mary, it's tough to have to say "Adios" to old friends. I know, 'cause it's happened to me a lot over the years. Fortunately, the internet can still keep us close. I hope that you have recovered from the flood. The outback looks nice!

  10. Such a beautiful memory you have made with dear friends..

  11. Looks like you guys had a great time, very nice pictures, thanks for sharing:)

  12. What a beautiful place! Thanks for taking me there! I am glad I stopped by today.

  13. Hello Carol, Great day, we'll go again. xxx

    Hi Tonya, Blessings to you also. xx

    Hi Vilisi, yes they are a blessing. xx

    Hello Geoff, yes we were there 155 yrs later. Thats a long time. It makes you wonder what the future will bring for us.

    Hi Clinton, Thank you.

    Hi Charlotte, I love history and old houses, they are so special.

    Hi Ian, where we are many shops are still closed from flood struction. Futher north they have had more flooding. It's the Ozzie life. Floods and bushfires. We all need our mates in those times.

    Hi Mary, Thankyou, I love my friends.x

    Hi Toyin, Thanks for stopping by. xx

    Shanae, What a lovely name!!! Thank you for stopping by.

  14. June dear...lovely to see your happy face. Bless you and Freddie. xxx

  15. Hi Crystal,
    Oh, I love this post--and I sure hope that you can stay in touch through email and cell phones...friends are priceless, for sure!!!

  16. Crystal Mary,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and giving me such good advise. I will make sure I affirm my son for the hard work he did on the driveway.I agree with you. There can never be enough positive comments!

  17. Hi Crystal Mary -

    Thank you for sharing your lovely photos.

    Note: I was blessed by what you expressed on Lon's blog about blog friends.

  18. Hi Crystal Mary -

    Thank you for commenting on my blog FREELY RECEIVED FREELY GIVEN today.

    May I please post your comments from there to my other blog, LIONS SHARE MAJESTY at www.lioneaglesoar.blogspot.com? That is my main blog. The FREELY RECEIVED...blog is the one that I use for posting my pieces that are made available for copy/print/distribution purposes.

    The reason that I request permission from you to post on my LIONS blog is because I got a bunch of comments on that blog about "SPEAKING IN TONGUES" and desire to add your comments to the rest of them there.

    Thank you, Crystal Mary, for your consideration.

  19. Good Morning, beautiful you, Crystal Mary!!
    I am so happy to see your gorgeous face, so beautiful and smiling all the time.
    Thank you for posting the link to my poetry and blog site!! You are a super friend, Crystal.
    Thank you for visiting me, sweetheart!!
    Yes!! Friends are treasures without measure.
    You see, my great Online friend has added music to my poem. She sings so lovely too!! She sent her singing my verses to my Email. I am so happy about that. I love my dear friends!!
    Thank you for sharing the beauty of yourself from inside and out, sweet Crystal!!
    God keeps blessing you, and those you love!!

  20. Thank you all... You are very special. !!

  21. ..stopping here is always a wonderful experience to me and to everyone[i know..]... there's a positive feeling here that invites me to stay longer and be blessed... friends are precious gems we can't just throw away for they become part already of our daily existence...and life long journey... have a blessed day!!!^^



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