|Not the rummage sale but the glorious, sun-kissed remnant of a cold and snowy week.|
Once home I found my little house shrouded in shady stripes as this time of year the sun rises not quite high enough in the sky to clear the tall eucalypts across the way, and decided to head down the road again to find a sunny spot to enjoy said book. I took the camera along and enjoyed taking note of a few of the sights along the way as I walked the seafront. It is rare to have a day so still and that made it pleasant to sit at the very seaward end of the wharf in the sun to read. I had a brief chat with a visiting fisherman - a young man from Canada or The States - who was pulling a few small garfish from the water. Once settled in the pleasant solitude at the end of the wharf, I was distracted from my task (no, my bliss) only once by a local lady who stopped by with her very friendly chocolate lab for a wee exchange of sunny day pleasantries.
|Notice the gorgeous texture on the old pages. Printed in August 1955 so 60 years old. |
Love that 'old book' smell!
I am so blessed to live in this beautiful place near both sea and mountains. I found myself more alert to the birds on my way back to the car this afternoon. Some I managed to 'snap' but I just might need to treat myself to a better camera one day. Here are a few below but I also saw Spotted Pardelotes, sparrows, Fairy Wrens and the ubiquitous and always complaining plovers.
|What a view beyond! Bags of mussel ropes.|
|Pristine snowy white.|
|Find the smiley face - someone has a sense of humour!|
|Waiting for summer.|
|Winter sunlight playing on water.|
|Ducks heading upstream.|
|Seagulls aplenty - bring on the chips!|
|Pacific gulls - they are so striking up close.|
|There's a cormorant in there somewhere.|
I watched him ducking under water to fish and up his head would bob again.
|Water playing on sand.|