Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Don't be such a goose.....!!"

Last week we had a little walk around Kent St. Park, the main feature being the weir, which has changed dramatically since it was introduced as a 'sand bag' weir' in 1911 (Kent St Weir). I have to be honest and say that until I read the link I wasn't fully aware of how important the weir was to the surrounding and beyond environment for both the flora and fauna. This young family were enjoying a very pleasant sunny afternoon swimming and boating in the 'weir pool', Mum sitting in her directors chair, drink at hand, knowing the girls were being supervised by big brother..in fact it completely made my day when as they passed by me I heard older brother say to his sister "don't be such a goose" have to say it took me straight back to my Enid Blyton 'Secret Seven' days when Peter would have said the very same thing to his sister Janet !!  Oh how I loved Enid B adventures..does anyone else have pleasurable memories of lying in the sun reading these stories.....?  ps. not a pelican in sight haha!!

34 comments:

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  2. Love your first image Grace! It is such a wonderful summer picture.

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  3. The first image with the selective focus is great! It's got such a feeling to it.

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  4. George and Timmy were the really interesting characters. The others were a bit too nice.

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  5. This is a beautiful area. I can see why it would be popular with the population. Looks like a wonderful day when you were there, too. That first photo is terrific...it's be boat in sharp focus!

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  6. I envy you the nice weather. I haven't heard of those books - were they Australian?

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  7. It looks like it was a wonderful day! We have snow in the forecast for Thursday.

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  8. Your first photo just screams "kids having fun.". Love it. Sorry, that series wasn't on my reading list.

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  9. The top photo blew me away. How perfectly sharp the bow of the boat and the kids out of focus a bit. Just perfect!!!!
    V

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  10. I read my Secret 7 books under the blankets in winter, ice on the windows - Oh! to escape to messing about in boats etc, wearing shorts & getting dirty!!!

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  11. What strikes me about this family is how much gear they have with them for their little outing. Several boats, the chair and umbrella, a bicycle. They must have a truck or trailer to bring all this stuff to the lake.

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  12. il fait beau chez toi, ca donne envie. j'aime bien la deuxieme photo, le repos

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  13. Ces jolies photos me rappellent un merveilleux film: "Une journée à la campagne". C'est réel, c'est sain, c'est beau.
    On ne se lasse jamais de ce type de sortie!

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  14. I have fabulous memories of E.Blyton 's books! I spent hours reading them! they probably gave me my passion for reading. In France, the characters have other names than in english."Secret seven" was "le clan des sept".. I still have those books in a corner of a shelf!

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  15. The first shot is fantastic!

    I was a compulsive Enyd Blyton reader, lol, but I don't think I ever read books outside of my bed, even as a child...

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  16. Three photos are interesting. In the first the blurred background is spectacular.

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  17. Nice pictures, specially the first, I like this kind of selective focus.
    Do you have a flickr account?
    I will follow you.

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  18. That first picture had me baffled for some time (till the boat came into view)

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  19. The first shot is terrific. I love the way you used the focus on the boat only.

    Ron
    http://travelersphotoblog.blogspot.com/

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  20. I love that top photo! They are having a good time.

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  21. Nice captures...and I love that quote -- how cute! Not familiar with Enid B. and her adventures. I was a Nancy Drew mystery girl growing up.

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  22. Lovely shots! It does bring back memories of my sister, brother and I spending summers at Lake Michigan. Good times. :)

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  23. Schöne Bilder ihr habt ja ein super Wetter.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  24. I loved reading Enid Blyton too. As a child we had a strip-magazin "the Donald Duck" with in the middle each week a following story about "the Five". I could hardly wait a week to read the next story. Later on I read her books, sweet memories. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Yes, I was a great fan of Enid Blyton's Famous Five and Secret Seven stories. Unfortunately my memory bank doesn't seem to have retained any other details! Thanks for the trip down memory lane though.

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  27. Amazing and very difficult first shot, a century is past after those sand bags...

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  28. Love the blurred background on top.

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