Each and every day, Sir Steve dog and I set off for a short walk around our streets. Sir Steve is an elderly statesman now, a rescued Labrador about 9years old (that's 63 in dog years) who is happy trundling along, slower than many of the young "pups" we meet along the way but content all the same to amble along at his own pace. While we walk, he stops to sniffle and snuffle at anything and everything he finds of interest along the way. I don't hurry him and he, in turn, is very patient with me if I stop to take photos. Unless he spots a brush turkey that is ... then he forget his years and attempts to give chase! Here's what we found on one of our walks recently:
Trundling along a local path.
Lots of ducks in the park.
Bright red bottlebrush in bloom.
Clusters of pretty pink flowers.
Tiny and delicate purple flowers.
Silvery grey foliage on dark grey concrete.
Spiky leaves of hardy roadside plantings.
Possum scratches on local trees.
A white picket fence.
Citrus blossoms on an old lemon tree.
New red-tipped growth on shrubs.
Back home again!
As we walk through the familiar gates of home, Sir Steve gets a bit of an extra spring in his step. He trots into the back yard, does a few four-legged pirouettes then flops promptly down on the grass ... exhausted! He really is a most endearing fellow and the best walking companion there is!
What would you find if you went for a short walk around your streets?