Thursday, June 26, 2014

Oh... was there ever such a yachtsman as Mr. Toad?



I can't help experiencing a touch of the envies whenever I visit mon ami français Marie at her apartment in Maylands one of Perth's older suburbs.. with gardens that lead right down to the edge of the Swan River and views like these who can blame me :) Crisp blue skies over Perth, perfect winter days..


... and when I see the two benches side by side and look along the rivers edge it's impossible not to think 'Wind in the Willow' thoughts.. Have a wonderful Thursday, take care...

“when tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”
Kenneth Grahame

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38 comments:

  1. I could sit on one of those benches forever!!!!! Beautiful spot to say the least!

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  2. Such lovely and serene moments you captured.

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  3. Quoting the wind in the willows with this picture perfect place: you are after my heart! :-)

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  4. Oh, yes! I do so agree with Ciel and picture perfect it is indeed, Grace!! You have my heart as well!! Superb captures of a beautiful place!!

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  5. Yes, indeed. Lovely place, Grace. Well worth sitting there and thinking big thoughts. Or little thoughts.

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  6. Lucky friend, lucky YOU - gorgeous!

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  7. I'm feeling the envies myself, Grace!

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  8. It is certainly understandable why you wish to visit your friend frequently. Good friends are not easy to come by, and that's especially true of good friends who live in such a gorgeous spot. :)

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  9. One of my favorite books when still very young. Hmm . . . and that reminds me of a pop hit back when. ;- )

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  10. What a perfect place to sit and watch the boats go by. It would be very hard to resist that view. I LOVE the quote!

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  11. I love the look of that place! You don't know winter until you come to Canada for one, Grace!! ;-)

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  12. That is a romantic place to sit at the river, I can imagine you can wait for mister Right passing by in his boat.:)

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  13. Aww, Grace, this looks like the perfect place! I don´t know the book, but the phrase sure is awesome.

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  14. What a lovely spot. It would still be public land, I wonder.

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  15. If my friend lived in such a place, would move to it :))

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  16. Very beautiful. Wish I could visit there.

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  17. Oh how wonderful Grace - I'd love that too! xoJoy

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  18. I am with you Grace, beautiful place!

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  19. Crispy crisp!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

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  20. I would love to spend some time on that bench.

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  21. It looks like a wonderful location to dream a few hours away Grace.

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  22. It looks like you caught that tree just before it dove into the water. I have to say, your winters don't look like ours !

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  23. What a wonderful place to live Grace, and if you can't live there yourself, what a wonderful place to have a friend living at!

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  24. Those are benches with a view!

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  25. Sigh... looks like a perfect place to plop and ponder.

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  26. Oh my, what a beautiful scenery! Just looking at the pictures I felt relaxed. How I wish to spend a weekend there.

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  27. Nice landscape! Wish you a good w.e.
    Kisses from Italy.

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  28. A beautiful place and great photos of it. I'd like to be right there, right now...

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