It has been aaaages since I’ve taken you on a wee trip around Wellington! KB and I love native bush, as those of you who know us quite well already will know by now, and yesterday in the early evening we decided to pop down the road for a walk in Central Park. Central Park is not New York standards by any means, it’s a small area of beautiful native bush just out of the city that works very hard to cleanse the fumes out of yucky city air. That photo above shows it from the very top, and off in the distance you can see the harbour.
When KB and I first decided to share a dwelling, we lived right next to this park and I used to walk through it every morning into the city to work. I love this park, because even though it is tended by the Council, it is still very raw and seemingly untouched. We moved from that home five years ago now, and though I’ve been into the bush since, quite frequently, I was blown away by how much it had grown! The trees have suddenly shot up, right up to the sky, and the bush around them is closing in, and it is a wonderfully cleansing and healing space to be….
Down the path we walked, admiring the beautiful trees, almost having to lie down flat to see right up to the very tops….
Punga Trees are our favourites, and as we walked down the path we were looking at them from above…
And within a few minutes we were below the exact same trees, craning our necks to look up that them….
Up the path to the top we walked, and I managed to snap a sneaky shot of KB, which shows the magnitude of the bush around us, because she is tall……
It was such a lovely walk, and on the way home I felt kind of sad, do you ever find that? When you’ve been immersed in nature, it affects you right to the core, and washes everything away, then BOOM, you’re back in amongst buses and cars and people’s thoughts rushing through the ether…. sometimes I just know that I’m not cut out for city living…
Anyway, I’m off! The sun is streaming into our lounge, Raymond is meditating in it, and I’ve got a multitude of WIP’s happening, especially one exciting WIP I’m getting ready to put into a small, local exhibition. Oh. And my lace scarf. It takes stamina to knit a scarf, I’m admitting I’m a bit bored of it as I come up to the halfway mark! Say something to motivate me please!!!
Wishing you a beautiful day,
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX