We had weeks of sunny dry weather recently – there were days when I could wander up to the reserve and spend time doing nothing.  Sitting resting reading here as well as on our back deck – my idea of a spell in the paddock 🙂

Park bench march 2015

Not far from my spot is one of the small wetlands pools and for some reason there are four poles set right in the middle.  None of us locals know why they are there – these ducks don’t seem to care.  They just revel in the fact they are!

Sitting Ducks

If they turned the other way they would be able to enjoy the view.

Our beautiful city of Melbourne spreads out for quite a way, this area is in the far east.  Even tho there have been improvements to road and rail access we still tend to think we are about an hour away from the CBD.  Such a short time to move from the hurly burly out to the peace and quiet of these outer eastern suburbs.  There are good and bad aspects to life out here, maybe I’m biased but (sorry Andrew) there’s no way I could live anywhere else.  Now  I know I’ve shown this view to you before but really it is something to see. (Click to enlarge and enjoy)

Ducks Dandenongs Elizabeth Bridge  March 2015

Unfortunately nothing stays the same and not long after watching the ducks enjoying their pole sitting in the warm sunshine things changed.  The dry brown grass in my garden has now been covered by dry brown leaves from next doors oak tree.

Brown grass Brown leaves

 Yesterday there were more changes – it rained.  Real rain.  Heavy wet rain!

Disappearing act

This is what I saw on my way to the pet shop in Montrose.  Those beautiful Dandenong Ranges were masked by heavy cloud for most of the day. I’ve drawn a red line along the section where the tv masts are – or rather should be lol   They were completely hidden by the low cloud.  Same again today, much lower temperatures as well!  Reckon I’ll need a hottie for my toes in bed tonight 😦

Yes, these changes will happen whether I like it or not – they are coming ready or not – and those who know me well enough will know I am also not ready for these changes.

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