Thursday, September 5, 2013

Middle of the road.....!


I went for a 'calming' walk yesterday afternoon to see if the wild Freesias were out in Hepburn Reserve. I knew before I could see that they were, the perfume was a delight.. There were masses of freesias on either side of the path and one small patch braving it out right in the centre, I couldn't help wondering how many Australians would take that middle road on Saturday when we have our Federal elections! The Australian bush in spring is awash with aromatic bushes like the golden wattle below right and on the left, not perfumed but pretty unusual looking, the long flower spike of the Xanthorrhoea aka the grass tree. Oh yes, the reason I needed to 'chill'..I'd just found out that it will be another four weeks before my kitchen will be installed, cooking on one hot plate is fun :)) Have a great Thursday, take care and stay safe.....

27 comments:

  1. Oh, yes!! I would have needed a LONG walk after getting that news,
    Grace!!! But your captures are beautiful! I love the flowers! They do look so spring-like!! Hang in there!!!

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  2. Perfect place for a walk, so natural! Arianna

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  3. Four weeks, mon dieu, that´s awful! Wishig you warm temps, so you can make heaps of BBQs outside, Grace!

    So sad I can´t smell those beautiful flowers from here!

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  4. Reminds me of how in the wake of Hurricane Isabel in 2003 I survived two weeks without power with a small kettle and a backpacking stove.

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  5. Nice to live in a place with wild flowers. Trade you one desert?

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  6. What a nice walk and winter at that! It is aggravating to take a walk in the woods here as this time of year, the spiders are constantly building webs across the paths. You have to relocate them if you want the little buggers to stop the obstruction.

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  7. Have I told you before that freesias are amongst my favourite flowers? It must have been a delightful moment!

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  8. That's a great place to go! Super shots!

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  9. Hmmm ... mmm! Comes the scent of this Australian Spring.
    Beautiful Freesias.
    I love Perth.
    Hugs and kisses.

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  10. Beautiful flowers, Grace. It is good you took yourself away from the madness to such a coming place.

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  11. All of the flowers are so beautiful. I love that blooming time of year. Sounds like you could use a nice dinner out. Treat yourself. Then just think how great that kitchen is going to look when it's done.

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  12. A calming walk is understood under those circumstances.

    Good pics, Grace!

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  13. It looks so serene--the perfect place for a calming walk!

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  14. Beautiful spring flowers, Grace!
    I hope that you have a microwave too!

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  15. I'll take this anyday! Beautiful photos and flowers (and loving the green border)! I can only imagine their perfume... Fingers crossed it'll be 4 weeks and not more!

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  16. Breathe in . . . . breathe out . . . . Four more weeks and then you will enjoy it for how long? Ten years? Twenty?

    I love your top photo. It is especially calming. And freesia growing wild? How lucky you are.

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  17. Hmmmm, maybe a few weeks of waltzing with your Matilda, cooking in nature.....can't wait for your 'new kitchen' post, dear.

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  18. A long walk in an area like this would be wonderful.

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  19. I knew it, those renovations always live their own life, appointments are cancelled and materials are not available. Wish you luck with your "camping" cooking.

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  20. Grass tree, aka Blackboy. I meant to ask her, but at a friend's place today, there were all these freesias flowering. They had some scent, but not much. I guess they are wild freesias.

    Kitchen renovation is not like painting walls. With painting you only double the time allowed and still don't allow enough. Substantial renovations mean quadrupling the expected time and then adding some.

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  21. You mentioned the Australian elections. On one of the cable news shows in the USA they showed the Australian Prime Minister answering a question from the audience about marriage equality. He handled the subject in a very thoughtful way.

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  22. A beautiful place and such beautiful photos of it!
    I especially love those flowers.

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  23. Now I would love to see and smell wild freesias. They have such a gorgeous fragrance. When I was a child I was a bridesmaid for my aunt's wedding and wore a circlet of freesias in my hair. I can recall the scent to this day.

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