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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A WALK IN THE PARK 1

 I'm trying to convince TOH (The Other Half) to walk regularly to maintain fitness and maybe lose weight. It is an uphill battle, but now and then he relents and agrees to go for a walk. He gets bored with doing the same walk every time so my challenge is to find a different places. (photos can be enlarged by clicking on them)
The first place I chose from the brochure of parks in our local area was Cornubia Nature Reserve. When we arrived the path was almost non existent but we bushwhacked through for only a few hundred metres when we came to a lagoon.

 Unfortunately there were no paths around the lake. I think this park is in need of an upgrade. However it was very pretty in the afternoon light. Two Magpie Geese were on the other side a long way off. I had to stretch the zoom to its limit.
 "What do you think sweetie, coming for a paddle"

There were many dragonflies but I couldn't get one to sit still.

They were tiny, fluffy water lilies.

27 comments:

  1. Oh, what a beautiful spot!

    If I ever get to Australia, I think I will have a difficult time keeping my mouth shut. It will be all "ooh!" and "What's that?" and "Is that poisonous?" :-)

    Happy Tuesday to you!

    Pearl

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  2. I don't know if you do it, but it is good to drive to somewhere to walk. The same old areas can get boring. I love the first photo, full of reflections.

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    1. Yes Andrew, we had to drive to Cornubia to find this walk, which really wwasn't much of a distance.

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  3. so beautiful. i prefer parks that are not upgraded, like this one. they took two of our wonderful preserves and made trails and for me ruined them, i loved the pristine wildness like this lagoon. i loved the bushwacked through... i have this image in my mind of you swinging the blade

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  4. You made a good choise for a walk, the parc looks beautiful. Sometimes it is difficult to make another walk indeed. Last time we drove somewhere else too and you see a complete different surrounding. I like that.

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  5. Diane, what a lovely pretty place and so well captured.
    I am not into going for walks but I should be :)

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  6. The geese are very cool but I do love the lily pad. Glad you bushwhacked in there to get those shots. What did TOH think?

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    1. He liked it because it wasn't far from the road, not a long walk.

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  7. Beautiful place. I hope they don't spoil it for wildlife by making it more accessible for humans

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  8. What a tranquil little place to stumble upon during your bushwhacking! You have captured the reflection on the water beautifully and I love your very suitable 'sweetie' caption ;) Now the days are cooling, I am keen to start walking again too!!

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  9. That looks beautiful ! My other half doesn't want to walk at all ! It's already too much to go to the mail box in front of the house ! Since I know him he had always been very lazy for walks only when Dario was a kid, he moved !

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  10. It's lovely. But are there crocodiles in that lagoon? :-)

    I totally understand about wanting to see new things when walking. If you don't know exactly where you are going, you forget that you are "exercising" and just enjoy it.

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  11. Great places for a good walk Diane. I am the same way with exercise, I need different scenery on my walks, unless it's on my treadmill and then I do just fine. I didn't say I was logical, ha, ha!

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    1. That is the same with Bill, he'll walk on a treadmill and doesn't say its boring. He's usually watching TV at the same time. But we gave away our treadmill when he lost interest. So now he just watches TV.

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  12. I am always fascinated when I see lellies. Unfortunately they are rare.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  13. To "Mr.TOH".
    William, I totally agree with you. If "Mrs. TOH" wishes to get bitten by a "Joe Blake" or have a Frizzle Neck run up her legs, so be it!
    Walking around manicured parklands with tracks is one thing, wandering around pretending you are Mr. and Mrs Livingstone of Darkest Africa is entirely different!
    Maybe next trip when "MRS.TOH" goes off to play with Joe Blakes, you and I, "Mr.TOH could find a pleasant restaurant or bar and discuss matters of great importance?
    Great photos anyhow, "Mrs Livingstone" - just watch out for the Joe Blakes.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  14. Wonderful captures Diane. Love those reflections and lily pads. While I don't find walking boring, must admit that sometimes I can get lazy on it. Just as well my gorgeous Jessie is around to urge me on and remind me of my dog-owner responsibilities! Also, I find that the enjoyment of photography heightens my desire to see what's around the next bend in the road/lane. Thanks for sharing, have a great week.

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  15. If you figure out how to do it (with your Bill) please let me know maybe it will rub off on mine! The reflections and lily pads are just lovely.

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  16. What a great spot. Lovely set of photos showing the beauty of this gem of a location. What a shame there's no path all the way round the lagoon. My hubbie says exactly the same thing about getting up to go walking. Apparently our little suburb here in the foothills can get a bit boring!

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  17. Sounds like my hubby. He watches too much TV. :)
    The reflections you captured are lovely!
    Those are awfully tiny flowers for such huge lily pads.

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  18. This nature reserve looks very rustic, but a beautiful place for birds watching.

    I try to walk three miles every morning in a local park. The view is the same except for weather changes and birds that come and go. I walk with a friend, however, so we talk and hardly notice the fast pace we maintain. It's fun!

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  19. So what did we ever do before zoom lenses?!?!

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    1. Take crappy pictures like on my last post.

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  20. Diane, I would love this park. I am sure there are more than the Magpie geese there. It looks like a great habitat for the wildlife. Hubby and I both enjoy walking. Great pic's, the reflection in the first shot is awesome. Have a great day!

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