Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A winter stroll

I is busy with 101 one things. Luckily I prepared this minor and non challenging post earlier.

 My daily weather remark will be one of the following. Too hot, too cold, too windy, too grey, too wet, too humid. I love to complain about the weather. R tolerates heat a bit better than I do, especially as he can stay home in the cool when it is hot. But he complains even more than I do over winter.

Sunny winter days seemed few and far between this year, but there was at least one day when I went out for a winter stroll, ostensibly to exercise my back. It was just lovely.

I have memories of the grass being dry and brown.


The philanthropist Sir Robertson McFarlane Sir Macpherson Robertson paid for this wonderful fountain.


The Shrine of Remembrance to pre WWII soldiers sits proud upon its hilltop behind the trees. WWII and post soldiers have been included now.


18 comments:

  1. Andrew what a lovely stroll

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  2. It looks like a delightful walk - and I hope it helped your back as well.
    We had more grey days than is usual this winter just gone. And I resented them because they brought no rain.

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    1. EC, it does seem to be very dry in your part of the country. I don't know if we had average rain or not, but south of the Divide seemed rather wet at times.

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  3. We had heaps of sunny days in Sydney in the past winter.

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    1. Records broken Victor? Hottest winter? Driest winter?

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  4. I enjoy seeing photos of your wanderings. Your dark nights and cold days will soon be over just as ours are beginning.

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    1. Marie, I feel bad for you. I would find such lengthy periods of darkness so depressing. No wonder Britain seems to be king of Facebook.

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  5. I shall soon be complaining about the cold (which I detest).

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    1. Cro, while you will have a worse winter than we do, it is much better than some experience.

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  6. The fountain is very nice. I should get out and walk more. I've become extremely lazy and today is a fore taste of summer heat, since I have already been to the city and back, there'll be no more walkies for me today.

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    1. River, yes pretty warm here today. No jacket required. I haven't seen tomorrow's weather yet.

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  7. Is the name Sir Robertson McFarlane the same person as Sir Macpherson Robertson? He did Great Works, but his chocolates were even more important imho :)

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    1. Hels, how could I have possibly made such a stupid mistake. He was a great man indeed.

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  8. It does all look so lovely and green.

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    1. CM, given the minimal amount of water cities use compared agriculture, I am not at all one for turning off sprinkler systems for public gardens and lawns. It is so depressing to see all the brown and suffering trees. Yes, pretty depressing as a farmer too.

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  9. How is your back by the way?

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    1. Two steps forward and one step backwards.

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