We have had some hot humid days in late January and February….and some nights are warm and uncomfortable.
The best part of the day is early morning…and here we are, off to the National Arboretum to watch the sun rise. I took a photo of the view as we left home, the cloud was just rising across the Brindabella Mountains..
The Arboretum is beautiful in the early morning and the light was shining right across the trees and rolling hills.
As we walked down the path from Dairy Farm Hill we could see the dome of the Village Centre.
The sun came out as we walked slowly down the mountain.
Along the wider paths below there were a few groups of cheerful early morning cyclists, unfortunately they had disappeared, before I had a chance to take a photo..
The photo below was taken at another day and time, but shows Lake Burley Griffin and parts of the city..
As we walked towards the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion (where our daughter recently got married) we came across three magpies, singing to their heart’s delight. Magpies have a lovely melodious song, and even more so when there are three of them in tune.
Two of them became a bit bashful, and left it to the youngest one to continue the song by herself…..very brave for such a young one! She did a good job too.
My father, who is Scottish, always said that listening to the Welsh or Scottish rugby teams singing the anthem before a game , “brought a stirring to his heart“
Well, I feel that about Magpies, singing away in the early morning….. it brings a stirring to my heart.
Once the Magpie had finished we walked along the pretty Crepe Myrtle pathway, back to the carpark….
A happy start to the day, and it turned into a sunny but mild day… my favourite!
Best wishes to everyone, thank you for taking the time to read my blog today.
Another favourite of mine is the Desiderata poem:
“With all its sham and drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.”
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