Photos of the day are from the St. Kilda Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, Australia. This funny statue almost always has a seagull perched on the umbrella that the sculpted man is holding — probably because the ocean is a mere few blocks away!
We might be living in the heart of a large city now, but lovely and historical parks such as this one are a wonderful visual break from all of the shoulder to shoulder buildings. We are also quite lucky because this particular one is less than a 5 minute walk from our house and we stroll through it almost every day.
A charming metal sculpture carrying an umbrella and ‘walking on water’ in front of the glass conservatory at the St. Kilda Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, Australia
Charming metal sculpture ‘walking on water’ with a seagull perched on his umbrella
This is why — this is exactly why when the skies are clear, no matter what the temperature, I carry my camera with me. Two days ago we walked across the footbridge to post a letter and all of this unfolded before my eyes.
Hope you enjoy it!
Over the stone bridge in St. Girons on a wintery day in France
People enjoying a sunny winter day at a riverside park in the South of France.
A man walks beneath the bare branches of a row of trees on a sunny but wintery day in the South of France.
Huge sculpture of a woolly mammoth in the Parc de la Ciutadella in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, Spain
Actually, this ‘woolly headed’ state describes how I am feeling today. Still taking it a bit slow since we returned from Barcelona, I’m dealing with normal household nonsense whilst wading very carefully through hundreds and hundreds of photographs.
Keep coming back — there are lots of pretty things to share in the week (or so!) ahead!