I saw some great things out on my walks this week.
One thing I love about this time of the year in Sydney is that all the magnolia trees begin to bloom. If there is anything more elegant or striking than a magnolia blossom, I don’t know what it is. The deep pink ones are simply stunning.
I saw some jugglers in the park a couple of weeks ago and lo and behold there was another one in the park today. Is there some juggling trend going on that I don’t know about? I remember when I was in the 6th grade and the big trend was Yo Yos. Everywhere you went people were making their yo yos walk the dog. Jacks and those really big cat’s eye marbles (called bonkers) were also very popular at the time. Maybe juggling is the new yo yo-ing. Allez oop!
I do love a good, slightly humorous shop sign and this surfwear shop in Brighton really fits the bill. Bottoms up, indeed.
This heart is painted on a garage door in a nearby laneway. I think it’s pretty cool. Love is all around, and that’s the truth.
One of my favourite birds is the Willie Wagtail. They are very cheeky, known for their agility and if you’re lucky, will put on a show when you get your camera out. This little guy entertained me for over fifteen minutes. He was adorable.
It is no secret that I love the bay in the evening. The cranes, so functional and busy during the day, turn to etchings at night, still strong and sure but settling into the skyline. Slowly, as the colours of the night sky deepen, they fade until the only thing that reveals they are there at all is the passing lights of a car on the bridge.
There is always something to see, something to think about, when you go out walking.