A visitor to my bacony garden
Turned his back on me.
Actually, I often take walks but yesterday I walked with my eyes open.
This is some of what I saw.
I detrained at Perth Staion and discovered the new walk UNDERNEATH the station and all its rail lines which took me directly to Murray St. in under 300 comfortable metres.
Still brand new, no shops or stalls along the sides which I am quite sure our avaricious Government will rectify as soon as possible.
But it does look like a skateboarders dream!
Then I walked up Hay Street towards Elizabeth’s Secondhand Bookstore where I find much of the “Street Wisdom” I post on Wednesdays and Sundays.
I also find wandering through a book store, new or secondhand, is therapeutic and renewing.
On my way, I spotted something magical!
Yes, I know it is “Just another old building”. The sort of building modern developers would love to pull down and replace with 103 levels of blank concrete and glass.
But I spotted who built it.
JK Rowlings must have released one of her characters into Muggledom.
Can’t quite see who?
A few steps later, I found one of those marvellous “Pop-up” shop fronts which are becoming a feature of the changing face of my city.
I had to take a look around in this temporary wonderland. It is only open for seven days.
I didn’t buy any of the posters which were available.
Then I walked across Hay St to His Majesty’s Theatre to see what they have on stage at the moment.
And I know several people who would love to see this!
Kings Park is ablaze with colour as the bush blooms burgeon.
Yet not all the beauty is in technicolour.
The deeply veined leaves of this Royal Hakea have a special beauty against a brilliant blue sky.
I started paddling the Orange Pearl again today.
Just enough to make sure she had not been holed during Winter and to find out that my shoulders need a lot of paddling practice! groan, moan, whinge, groan again
Her flag was as limp as I felt!
On my little trip I discovered yet another thing you can do with a Swan River.
You can drill holes in the bottom to see if it can be drained!
While I hope it cannot be done, my shoulders seem to be saying,
“Pull the plug!“
It seems to be a part of Colin Barnett’s “Bigger Picture”
He wants a walkway across the river to his new stadium so he wants the river drained enabling pedestrians to cross easily.