5 Apr 2020

Weekend Walking

We've had lovely weather here. Steady rain every night, sounds so lovely on the roof and soothing to listen to when I can't sleep. Followed by lovely Autumn sunny days. After the smoky dry summer of bushfires the air now smells fresh and clean, the birds are well and truly back and everything is green again.

On Saturday we went for a walk just after lunch. Saw people pulling up their cars to pick mushrooms which are popping up all over the place. This creek is usually very low, you can jump over it but its full again now.




This little turtle must of been washed out of his usual spot.




Saturday night we had cottage pie with a cheesy potato top for dinner - great comfort food and some leftovers for during the week.




This afternoon we went walking in a different direction. This magpie was happy to pose for a photo in front of a small dam that has been empty for months and months - now filled up after all the rain. Isn't that blue sky beautiful...




We turned off into the streets behind our place, beautiful colours everywhere with the trees just starting to turn. There were quite a few people sitting out the front of their houses, kids waved, people smiled. Everyone seems to be more friendly in this time of being locked down.




So now we're just making home made pizza for an easy Sunday night dinner. I'm feeling grateful for the rain, the bright colours again after months of brown everywhere and that we're all safe and well at the moment.

How has your weekend been? Are you able to get outside where you are or are you confined due to the various lockdowns, shelter in place etc?



6 comments:

  1. I too have walked more and spent time baking and video calling. Today I'll get seeds started in egg cartons.

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    1. its one of the good things about being home, a bit more time to do things. I started composting again this week and am planning on potting up some herbs.

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  2. We are still allowed outside, even to drive somewhere if we want to. Friday we drove down to our Marina and walked around there. It was lovely and perfect to clear our heads

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    1. oh that sounds lovely - it would be nice to be near the water. We are allowed out in twos to exercise or do essential shopping. We could go for drives I think but they are discouraging people from travelling, especially over the Easter break. II find it really helps to get outside each day.

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  3. I'm glad you are having rains again after a summer of fires. Your neighborhood looks very nice. We are under a stay at home order, currently, but, I walk in my garden and up and down my driveway for a bit of fresh air and exercise. We are allowed to go grocery shopping, etc., but I am not going due to underlying health conditions that put me in the high-risk category. Friends have been kind and grocery shopping for me. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I'll be checking out your blog and reading your previous posts while I enjoy a cup of tea. Always pleased to read a new to me blog!

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  4. welcome Bless :) always nice to find new bloggers & I enjoyed catching up on your posts. Its good to have friends to help with the shopping, times like these we find out who we can count on.

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