The Nelson Grange

If you drive approximately 250 kms south from the city of Perth in Western Australia you will arrive in the country town of Bridgetown which is nestled beside the Blackwood River.

Being a city girl, it’s nice to get away from the hustle and bustle and spend time in a peaceful country town like Bridgetown.  It’s even better when your best friends own a beautiful historic house called The Nelson Grange which is set on 40 acres of land and for me it’s like a ‘home away from home’...


The Nelson Grange

Sitting on the porch one day
And sipping on some tea
Side by side together
Just Lyn and Mike and me

Talking idle chatter 
Staring at the sun
Admiring pretty flowers
And all the work they’d done

A special place to visit 
It means so much to me
Far away from city noise
How quiet it can be

Ducks swim on the sparkling pond 
The peacocks in a tree
Geese they march in single file
And the guinea fowl run free

Cows and sheep graze peacefully 
On grass up on the hill
Alpacas with their wide eyed stare
And donkeys standing still

Their faithful dog is never far
He’s loved by one and all
He’ll pester you both day and night
To throw his favourite ball

The gardens are a sight to see 
With roses everywhere
Iris bulbs will start to show
When spring is getting near

For all of you who enter
Be it friend or family 
The Nelson Grange will welcome you
Just you wait and see!



Copyright : Jennifer Bates 2016

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