I’ve always liked walking, whether a gentle stroll in the park or a tough hike in rough country. And, now that the weather is not so blister-hot I can get in a good brisk walk before I feel the need to retreat.Of course, it probably helps that I’m always up well ahead of the flatulent sparrow!
And the walking here, I have to say, is not too onerous. Some of the beaches require a bit of huff and puff, but we have a lot of level areas.
Yesterday, after dropping The Man at his office, I drove about halfway home and parked the car at The Gooseponds.
I often do a “half walk” here if I have a lot of other work to do.But twice lately I’ve had the time to do the full walk – about 8kms. All paved and level, which means I often meet people with walking canes and mothers pushing baby prams. And hardly anyone fails to return my “good morning.” Joggers, of course, can’t afford to stop and chat, but quite a few people will.
And, of course, there are always the camera buffs.
The odd-looking yellow thing is an exercise machine. Throughout this park are various pieces of machinery for
completely bonkers keen athletes to stretch various muscles. I think it’s just possible that our local Council employs sadists!
We lived in a flat near this park before we bought our present house. Some lucky people have this over their back fences! If you think you could handle it I know a place for sale…
Buy this house and your view will be…
Council johnnies have been planting new trees, among them, Leichardt Pine
Someone’s garden extends right down to the walkway! Paw-paws (male and female), bananas, lemons and what look like like dwarf peaches.Even pumpkins and Monstera.I wonder what’s growing up near the house?
I was reasonably confident of identifying a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commersonia, but I called a Council boffin to check.He didn’t know the botanical name, but when I quoted the Aboringinal one, Kurrajong, he agreed!
My blog friend in Norfolk posts some intriguing pictures from his walks.Gloomy-looking ponds, in dark woods, where witches are said to have been drowned in ye olden days. So I thought I’d pop a spooky tree in , just for him…(His blog comes with a content warning so if you’re really curious, ask me in comments for a link.On the other hand, if you have a “thing” for Aidan Turner ain’t no warning gonna hold you back!)
And just so that another friend doesn’t feel too left-out, I have some fruit to remind him of Maui
The sky had darkened by the time I reached the far end and I felt the need to turn on some light…
Now, I’ve very likely bored you to tears with dreary images and haven’t written what could properly be called a post.You know, one with a lot of words and deep meaning and significant resonance in the current international political theatre… yes, that sort of thing.
Well, to make up for my lack of incisive journalism I’ll leave you with a “what the hell is that!”
Answers in comments. No prizes.