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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Who’s been climbing through here?
Bark colour emphasized by recent rain.
We have lived in this area for 35 years and have never walked along this section, see what social distancing is doing to us?
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.
This week’s contribution to the Emotography Showcase is “Patriotic”. There’s nothing quite like an international event to bring this emotion to the forefront, in this case it was the Tour Down Under bike race.
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.
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.