Jack’s Walk

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It’s a beautiful day in my neighbourhood. The air is clear and crisp with a northwest wind that has just enough bite to make the tips of your ears tingle. The sun is shining in a blue blue sky, and the trees are on fire and dancing in the wind. The sidewalks are littered with withering copper leaves that tickle your ankles and rustle as you walk. Some fallen leaves still want to dance, and they go skittering down the street riding on the wind. It’s the sort of day that fills my senses and makes me feel quiet. I’m pretty sure Jack feels the same way – today, we put aside the talk of this and that and walked in companionable silence, each of us soaking up the season.



  1. StevoR says

    Beautiful picture and tree.

    FWIW. Here it’s well, night time now but warm and heading towards Summer at a far too rapid rate. Today was 34 degrees and tomorrow 36 or maybe 38 is forecast. Celsius. So 93 F today 96 F or 100 Fahrenheit tomorrow. Yet its still Spring our seasons~wise. Plenty of magnificent old trees here too. Mainly Eucalyptus specifically E microcarpa*, camaldulensis**, leucoxylon*** & more.

    * Grey Box a.k.a. Brown Box, Black box & Green-leaved box. (As opposed to y’know the boxes with pink leaves and yah this is why common names sometimes suck.)

    See : https://www.greeningaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/FACT-SHEET_Eucalyptus_microcarpa.pdf

    ** River Red Gum -- in my state anyhow commonly found, well, not just on river banks. Name derived from where they were grown in Italy from seeds taken from Oz. See : http://anpsa.org.au/e-cam.html

    *** Blue Gum or Yellow Gum* depending on state. A number of cultivars, a nymber of ancient remnant trees. See :


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