Petal & Pins

Tag: walking

Catching The Colour

autumn ornamental grape vinereships

I had the idea to capture the colours of autumn along the same route I took you on for a twilight stroll.

Mr Petal & Pins loved the idea when I told him my plan, but when I took my camera with me a few days later the moment was gone – the trees that I’d been admiring with their blaze of crimsons and reds only had a sparse amount of leaves still clinging to their branches so I settled for a photo of the ornamental grape that covers a fence and the rose bush that escapes a summer deadheading.

Sometimes when catching the colour you need to be quick…Mother Nature waits for no one.

 

Little Joys

At the top of the hill there is a roundabout that peels off in several directions past which my street becomes a dead-end.  If you walk right down to the bottom you will discover a path that follows a creek bed.

It feels like you are in the countryside, not a city suburb with all the hustle and bustle that entails, and so it is a favourite route when walking with Mr Petal & Pins and Agnes.

At this time of year a pink hawthorn tree adds an extra air of romance to the entrance, the flowers are so pretty they look like bunches of miniature roses and I can’t help but dream of garden fairy dresses when I walk by.

pink hawthorn tree

petal & pins dress from pink hawthorn flowers

Walking somewhere regularly I think you discover a favorite route that isn’t always about the shortest way but more about the little joys that things along the way can bring.

In primary school I would cut through a vacant block that had wild freesias growing and my sister and I would often stop to pick them.

In high school it was walking past a large overgrown garden with a mysterious old house that you could just glimpse through the corner gates that fed my imagination (helped along with a few urban myths).

Passing that garden nearly everyday for five years felt like a glimpse of  ‘otherness’ – how I would have loved to explore it.

These days it is home to the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre  thanks to the generous bequest of the original owners and so it feeds the imagination and brings joy in other ways.

On Sunday I am taking petal & pins to the Wild Ones Art & Design Market held at Hazelhurst and a little smile of joy is bound to cross my face at the memory of those days peering in.

Wild Ones Market

pink hawthorn flowers

A Twilight Stroll

It’s a pretty time of the year to walk around my neighbourhood with lots of  blossom trees flowering. Yesterday I took my camera with me so join me on a twilight stroll…

blossom treesblossom

blossom trees and wattle

twilight and blossomblossom in July

walking the dog

twilight strollBlossom in July

twilight in Hobart

Street Flowers

street pansystreet poppy

I love coming across a random self seeded flower where I least expect to see one.

When I saw this pansy and poppy the Oscar Wilde quote “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars”  popped into my head.

It’s part of the lyrics of the Pretenders song Message Of Love – and before I knew it I was humming the tune as I continued on my walk down the road.

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