Social Isolation Side Effects 2

I usually go alone with the dog to walk in Shepherds’ Hill Recreation Park when The Golfer is off doing his thing but this morning he joined me. We started off on a familiar track but then decided to investigate an area some people had obviously walked before. It was beautiful in there.

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We have lived in this area for 35 years and have never walked along this section, see what social distancing is doing to us?

We could see the Adelaide CBD through the gully.

Now that people are being advised to limit their contact with others it seems to me more people are actually seeking to make contact. It’s only the odd person who doesn’t  acknowledge a fellow walker. Last week as I was walking down one of the shared cyclist/walkers tracks a total stranger came off the main Fire Track and walked through the scrubby grass etc to ask me if I was self isolating. He didn’t look like someone who regularly walked and social distancing seemed difficult for him, maybe the new regulations are opening up a whole new world.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

For 10 years I drove past this monument twice daily and although I was always curious about it I never once stopped to see why it was there. Today’s topic gave me a reason to go and check it out and I’m glad I did, John Benson is a person worth remembering.

 

I’m curious about the inscription, “Keep The Pavement Dry” and wonder if the good doctor often treated people who had slipped over on wet pavements. Ironically the monument originally had a fountain in the centre.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

Fountain of Tears by Silvio Apponyi
Fountain of Tears by Silvio Apponyi

A seat is provided here just for reflection. The fountain is a memorial to the “Stolen Generation“. At the top is a carrying dish called a Coolamon and it represents all the babies and children taken from their parents on the presumption they would have a “better life” in white man’s culture. The faces represent all the family members mourning the loss of their children and the flowing water represents the tears which flowed from everyone affected.

It is a very special place to sit and reflect. You can find more information here: http://www.mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=1249

Weekly Photo Challenge: Neighbourhood

This is my neighbourhood and I love it for its space, fresh air and wildlife. Only 30 mins by car into Adelaide, capital city of South Australia.
This is my neighbourhood and I love it for its space, fresh air and wildlife. Only 30 mins by car into Adelaide, capital city of South Australia.
I love the fact that even beside the roads in the busy shopping area of Blackwood you'll find ice-cream containers filled with water, just for the local wildlife.
I love the fact that even beside the roads in the busy shopping area of Blackwood you’ll find ice-cream containers filled with water, just for the local wildlife.
I did love the gnomes that appeared in seemingly inaccessible places, just for fun but sadly this is the last survivor.
I did love the gnomes that appeared in seemingly inaccessible places, just for fun but sadly this is the last survivor.