By early afternoon I was climbing the wall with cabin fever, so I packed a pocketful of tissues, grabbed my camera and umbrella, and decided to go for a nice long walk. I ended up walking for over 2 hours, mostly around the suburb of Petersham, with one short detour for a quiet afternoon schooner of beer at The Clarence when the rain started pelting down. After 3 days of lolling in bed or on the sofa it was nice to get out and get some fresh air, and finding little treats like a footpath paved in golden ginko leaves and suburban fence topped with gnome sentinels buoyed the spirit as well. A nice afternoon and just what the doctor ordered.
Golden ginko leaves underfoot.
A leaden winter sky with ginko leaves in silhouette, just shortly before the rain started pelting down.
A gorgeous pink and white camelia, a lovely punch of colour on a greay day.
Pink azaleas peeping through a weathered fence.
I was entranced by this fence with it's gnome sentinels.
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