This is My Neighbourhood

“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.

LAPC – Found in the Neighbourhood

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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.

30 Comments Add yours

  1. eklastic says:

    Wonderful! I particularly like the birds.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Lovely aren’t they!

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  2. Beautiful, simple and quiet! Stress free! I love the sunset photos!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Just the appropriate description of the place Elise…thanks!

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  3. XingfuMama says:

    It’s very beautiful. You are fortunate to live there.

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    1. Teresa says:

      I guess we are all lucky! Thanks for the comment Mama!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Aletta!

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  4. lolaWi says:

    lovely neighborhood, Techie. always best with nature. thank you for sharing your beautiful world ! 🙂 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes it is a simple place but I love being here. It’s a pleasure to share it with you!

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  5. Toonsarah says:

    What a lovely neighbourhood! I love the black swans and the views over the wetlands 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, those swans are precious. And watching the babies grow and emerge into beautiful swans right before my eyes is a miracle on its own. Thanks for the visit Sarah.

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  6. What an amazing neighbourhood.. It makes one want to go outside.. 😉

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, simple pleasures. Thanks Lisa.

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  7. Dan Antion says:

    I love the swans and the walkways (and the other birds).

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks, happy that you liked it Dan.

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  8. Leya says:

    Amazingly beautiful – I can understand how you never tire of it! Those beautiful black swans! I have only seen black swans in New Zealand. You are lucky to live in such beautiful surroundings.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Oh this is ordinary compared to yours. But I guess every places has its own distinct beauty. Thanks so much Ann-Christine.

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      1. Leya says:

        Every place has its own beauty – so true, Teresa!

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  9. Excellent photos! Thanks for the tour of your neighborhood.

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    1. Teresa says:

      It’s my pleasure Rebecca. It is wonderful to be able to share a bit of myself to WP friends.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much for dropping in!

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  10. JohnRH says:

    Wowwwww. What a beautiful neighborhood. Remind me, do you live in Australia? What with swans and cockatoo or cockatiel. I also saw Mornington Peninsula referenced as another post.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes …Melbourne it is. 30 years in the Philippines and 33 years in Melbourne. Have you been to Melbourne, Hohn?

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      1. JohnRH says:

        Not yet. I have a fully paid trip awaiting when Australia opens and my tour company gets out of bankruptcy. 😂😱🤪😩

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  11. Amy says:

    Ooh… so wonderful to be surrounded by the beauty of nature. Thank you, Teresa for the enjoyable walk. 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure Amy. I love the calm that it brings me.

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