“Nature surrounds us, from parks and backyards to streets and alleyways. Next time you go out for a walk, tread gently and remember that we are both inhabitants and stewards of nature in our neighborhoods.” –David Suzuki
I was thinking on what to post today…there’s so many to choose from. From the very first neighbourhood that I’ve known back when I was still in the Philippines to the neighbourhood in some of the places I have been to for short holidays.
I have finally decided to take you on a walk with me to my very own neighbourhood. I have known it as the saying goes “like the palm of my hand.” Not only during this time of pandemic but since 2017 when I had my stroke. The advise of my therapists is to “always live in the moment”. So that was I had been practicing since then. When I do my walk, I don’t take any headphones…I listen to everything around me…the birds, the cars, the rustling of the leaves and even the air.
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So, come with me as I leave my house with my mask on, passing through the parks and the wetlands..
There are wonderful fields and gardens of flowers all around
Crossing the bridge will get you to the shops, the library, the community hall and some bollards. This wooden pillar has drawings of kids from the local primary schools.
On the other side of the wetlands I get to see some of my fave feathered friends. These swans started just as a couple then had three cute cugnets and now these are all grown up. (Photos taken in a span of a few months)
Then there’s another wooden bridge where you can see all the different species of ducks and birds.
Sometimes, my husband wants to walk before sunset. And this is our view at the end of the day.
This is my neighbourhood..simple and quiet but I never get tired of it.