We're off on another nature walk, together with Elisa of Elisa Loves. Would you like to come with us? This week you won't need an umbrella. It's an overcast day but the sun might appear, so smear a little sunscreen on your nose. Ready? Off we go.
Out the front door, and up the driveway. Turn right. Can you see the bush...
... and the park ahead?
Sophie and I are hoping to get some good photos.
We've had some heavy rain recently. The ground is moist and there are huge puddles everywhere. Gemma-Rose stands in front of the clubhouse/ canteen. Can you see the bench to the right? That's where we collapse after we finish our morning runs.
"I'd like a photo of you together," I say, so Gemma-Rose and Sophie climb onto the playing field fence.
We leave the park. We're heading down the track and under the trees.
The girls race up the hills...
... while I linger to take photos of leaves and bark, because unfortunately, nothing seems to be flowering at the moment.
Everything is green or brown, with splashes of grey. The air smells deliciously damp and earthy. My photos don't convey how big and beautiful the bush actually is.
I walk back towards the picnic area...
... and at last, I spot a splash of colour among the green of the agapanthus plants.
I also spot the girls. They are playing on the swings. Don't you just love the expression on Gemma-Rose's face?
Gemma-Rose climbs onto the play equipment. So does Sophie.
"One more photo before we go home," I say.
Then just as we are leaving the park, I see some banksias in flower. They are one of my favourite native plants. I snap a few more photos.
And then we walk home.
I upload my photos to my computer, eager to enjoy our nature walk all over again, and ... I am a bit disappointed. I don't think I got the lighting right, and the photos aren't sharply in focus. Never mind. Next week we shall go on another nature walk and I shall try again.
For a completely different nature walk, please join Elisa on her Grey and White walk.