“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but the wide world’s joy.”– Henry Ward Beecher
There hasn’t been rain but there wasn’t sunshine as well for the past couple of days here in Melbourne. So when I saw the sun when I woke up this morning, I excitedly went out for a walk. Passing through trees, a playground and a gazebo.
Some spring flowers.
Took a turn and walked over a bridge…
Saw this wooden public art with a plaque at the back which says “I am Nat, a native Water Rat”.
Walking past a line of white spring Cherry Blossoms that is just now starting to bloom
Crossed the street and reached the River Gum Creek Reserve with a signage that has been vandalized.
Another set of wooden art.
And through the trail… but being very careful because snakes are common in wetlands
Sat down and did some sketching and relaxed for a bit until a dog jumped on me. Oh dear… all my water container toppled over and in an instant my jeans were full of mud. I wasn’t afraid or anything, I just got surprised. Anyway the owner was very apologetic… saying that if it helps, the bulldog is just a puppy so it is very playful!
But soon enough, I had to walk back home since I was all wet and dirty.
Before crossing the main road is this round Aboriginal art piece. I have seen this before but haven’t really read what it is all about. Here is the meaning if you are interested.
This is the Medicine Wheel – “Walk the Medicine Wheel and learn about the Seasons of Life through Aboriginal Totem animals. – through education comes understanding, through understanding comes unity.