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On thr Red double-decker bus.

On the Red double-decker bus.

Pauline’s turn to mind the dogs where we are staying in Bellerive. My day to do an explore so I take the double-decker Red bus tour. It is a good way to get familiar with a place. Then local busses are the way after you have got your bearings.

Feflection of windows in window.

Reflection of windows in window.

The window that is feflected.

The window that is reflected.

Those Autumn Leaves drift by my window.

Those Autumn Leaves drift by my window.

Oliver Nuton-john, 'Let's get physical.'

Oliver Newton-john, ‘Let’s get physical.’

Window reflection and liaves.

Window reflection and leaves.

Point to the right window.

Point to the right window.

Now you see the point.

Now you see the two points.

I think I have made my point there is a lot that can be seen in windows. Dawn, of “The day after”  you may have got me looking at windows but I am only going to look in shop windows, I am not going to buy what I want only what I need.

 

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View at bus stop Mt Nelson.

View at bus stop Mt Nelson.

Go Before You Go.

Mt Nelson Signal Station.

Mt Nelson Signal Station.

You have to go but you do have a choice as to how you go; I am going by bus today, I bought a day pass. There is no need to make elaborate plans just get on the bus, head into Hobart town centre and take it from there.

View from the teamooms.

View from the tea rooms.

I went into the information centre and asked the lady what she thought would be a good place to go to on the metro bus. She said Mt Nelson Signal Station. I walked over the road to the Metro Bus Office to get a bus time table.

Zoomed from the tea rooms.

Zoomed from the tea rooms.

The buses are hourly so this allowed me time for a walk to see what would open up for me. I took a few photos and got a multigrain bun and chose a vegetarian filling. I like avocado instead of butter and no salt there is enough salt in the bread. I picked a pure orange drink from the fridge. With fuel for the day in the bag it is off on the bus, all uphill.

Looking to bellerive.

Looking to Bellerive.

I go with the flow and water does not flow uphill unless it is carried. I am in no real hurry to wear myself out and this climb would be pushing it a bit for a man on a seniors bus pass.

Panaramic views and a beautiful day.

Panoramic views and a beautiful day.

The photos will give you an idea of the views but it would even be beyond the capabilities of National Geographical magazine to do the area justice. What a mighty day, I am dressed like I was up in warm Queensland. In my bag is a rain jacket my fur hat, scarf and my pure wool swan dry jacket as insurance. I believe I am a lucky person but I try not to push my luck. To take any thing in life for granted is inviting trouble.

A great place for a picnic.

A great place for a picnic.

A tree looked at me. I took a portrait photo of it and looked to see if its neighbors had anything to say, yes the trees were talking to me.

Does this tree speak to you?

Does this tree speak to you?

I do not only talk to the animals I communicate with everything. A flower can tell me more about beauty than an art gallery, nature is unsurpassed. Man can never come close to matching nature wonders.

Tasman Bridge can be seen in a pool of sunlight.

Tasman Bridge can be seen in a pool of sunlight.

Everything man achieves and invents is only a copy of nature. We may think we are changing the environment for the better but everything in nature is interrelated and in balance. There is always repercussions that should be considered.

My friendly guid.

My friendly guide.

I think it is a good time for lunch, or should I walk to Sandy Bay? A lady with a cute dog walks by, I give her a smile and ask her is it far to walk to Sandy Bay and if I follow the road will I get lost. She tells me there is a track through the bush that is shorter and much nicer.

It is a beautiful walking track.

It is a beautiful walking track.

We head off together, she is good company, she tells me she is a physiotherapist and I burble on about what I used to do for a living. She turns off a side path to her house and warns me it gets a bit rougher further on but there is a place I can leave the track and get on the road.

We say good by. I hope she likes this post.

We say goodbye. I hope she likes this post.

I am enjoying this bush walk so decide to keep to the track. The going gets steeper, uneven rock steps.

Just take it steady enjoy the views.

Just take it steady enjoy the views.

There was a time I would have run down them but today I find a strong stick to help me. Another wooden seat, now is a good time to have lunch.

Great 1-30 Lunch stop.

Great 1-30 Lunch stop.

Refreshed I head on across a bridge over a gurgling stream, what a nice sound.

Moss covered rocks below the bridge.

Moss covered rocks below the bridge.

The path flattens out to a gentle slope and is a pleasant walk the rest of the way. The bus stop is near a lawn covered in autumn leaves. Just time to take a photo and here is the bus.

By the bus stop.

By the bus stop.

Back in town I visit the park guarded by the lions salvaged from an old bank.

Lions gard Autumn gold instead of bank.

Lions gard Autumn gold instead of bank.

The autumn leaves are a blaze they are impossible to capture with my camera.

Natures Gold.

Natures Gold.

My attempt fails miserably; you will have to use your imagination.

A multi coloured leaves.

 Multi coloured leaves.

Windows are easier subjects. I am taking some photos of windows inspired by a blog you will find at  <http;//thedayafter.wordpress.com >

Reflection on windows.

Reflection on windows.

Going to the Bellerive bus stop I pass through the paved Mall. I see the beautifully carved wooden dog I have taken a liking to.

Do not get mauled by the Mall dog.

Do not get mauled by the Mall dog.

It has been a wonderful day, time for one photo then home. I am pleased I went and did not miss the opportunity. We have to go before we go. One day we will go back into this world we came out of, we have no choice. We do have a choice as to how we go and it is better to wear out than rust out.

Looking at Mt Wellington from the track.

Looking at Mt Wellington from the track.

 

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Sydney The Harbour Bridge, The Gardens, CBD , looking to western suberbs.

Sydney The Harbour Bridge, The Gardens, CBD , looking to western suberbs.

 

FLYING HIGH.

The Coat Hanger and inner harbour.

The Coat Hanger and inner harbour.

People often remark, you are always smiling. I am not always smiling, life is not perfect, and everyone has problems. I am no exception to life’s laws; everything changes, grows old, wears out and eventually disintegrates. We cannot always have things as we would like. Aware of this truth, I can smile in the knowledge that I cannot cling to the pleasant and the unpleasant will pass. I smile because this is a wonderful world just waiting to be explored and appreciated.

South of sydney.

South of sydney.

When you are smiling the world tends to smile on you and I am as happy as a dog in a sausage factory. Flying to Hobart we pass over my place of birth and get a photo of the Sydney harbor Bridge.

Leaving Sydney looking south.

Leaving Sydney looking south.

It is the same age as me and still keeping up with the modern pace of life. Take a look at these photos, and you will understand why I am smiling. Pauline and I are House sitting our friend Bertal’s lovely warm house. She is off to holiday in Rome for eight weeks. We have two lovely little dogs to keep us amused.

Burtle outside her house leaving for

Burtle outside her house leaving for Rome.

I expected the weather to be cold and windy. Instead the weather is mild and mostly warm and sunny. I have thermal underwear but they are hardly necessary.

My room for eight weeks, Mount Wellington view out window.

My room for eight weeks, Mount Wellington view out window.

This is the first time I have flown with more than a carry-on bag, but the weather will change it always does. Till then I am having no problem smiling and when it does change I will rug up like an Eskimo.

Pauline at the flower show.

Pauline at the flower show.

Sunday we went on the bus to the City Town Hall to see a flower show. It was fantastic both the venue and the flowers. You will have to visit Pauline’s blog to for more on that. Click the link <Pommepal.wordpress.com>.

Pauline and dogs City of Hobart in background.

Pauline and dogs City of Hobart in background.

We left the dogs for two hours when we got back we asked our neighbor, Caroline, if they barked. Yes one barked so we now have a new plan.

One of my jobs is to feed the birds.

One of my jobs is to feed the birds.

Pauline and I are making the most of this weather. One day Pauline takes the bus exploring and I take the dogs walking. Next day I take go on the bus and Pauline looks after the dogs.

Taking a break from walking.

Taking a break from walking.

The house is two minutes walk to the beach and walkways. So it is turn about for a change of pace Pauline does the house work and I have been having fun painting a couple of garden ornaments.

The Bonsai forest, giant trees 50cm tall.

The Bonsai forest, giant trees 50cm tall.

We were taken the dogs included in ,our new friend, Kimbra’s car up to the top of Mount Wellington. It was a real scenic tour taking in the dams and parks on the way back. See Pauline’s blog for more information and photos.

Pretend you are flying high.

Pretend you are flying high.

I have put in photos I took of natural Bonsai landscapes; I just need to put in a couple of miniature Chinese statues to add to the illusion.

Making friends.

Making friends.

To quote Paul Simons “I am still crazy after all these years,” I still see animal shapes in clouds and see faces in notches on trees. The same as when I was a child. I have grown up but I do not intend to grow old.

Looking out the bedroom window.

Looking out the bedroom window.

I will try to smile even though I wear glasses and hearing aids. I could also use a shot of silicone jell in my creaky joints. We can be in pain but we do not have to suffer. Remember all things change both the pleasant and unpleasant.

Looking up to my window.

Looking up to my window.

You can spend your life like a ship, safe in the harbor, but ships were not built to stay moored in the harbor. Get out and give life a chance to show you how wonderful it can be. You could be flying high smiling, but be prepared for bad weather take a life jacket or parachute, an umbrella or an over coat or whatever it takes.

View of Hobart from Bellerive Beach.

View of Hobart from Bellerive Beach.

You know if you smile it rearranges all your wrinkles and they do not look bad at all. If you go around with a worried look on your face people can mistake it for a desperate look and think you are not a nice person. A smile lets people know you are happy and you look like a winner and it is not long before you are a winner.

Green and gold on blue in the golden hour.

Green and gold on blue in the golden hour.

Sometimes you need a bit of help like inspirational music that is why I want you to click this link  <When your smiling, the Zimmers – Vimeo>. It works for me and a good inspirational book “Peace is every step.” Thich Nhat Hanh. It is also a good idea to slow down and take a few deep breaths and let the world catch up to you.

Walking keeps you fit.

Walking keeps you fit.

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