Heading home after a week away I stopped for a few treats. In Bathurst I visited the Fossil and Mineral Museum, a splendid collection made over many years by Warren Somerville. I discovered the existence of this museum on Bruce Elder's Facebook page

which gives an interesting account of Somerville's passion.



The Cowra Rose Garden was my second treat, a dawn ramble before I drove on to Canberra. I saw it a few months ago when all the bushes were pruned and mulched: 130 varieties, more than 800 bushes, being made ready to burst into this luxuriant October bloom.