Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Walking in Westerfolds Park

Val and I went to Westerfolds Park earlier this week. We met up around 11 am at the cafe on the top of the hill for coffee, then walked around the park for an hour, returning to the cafe for lunch and a cold drink. At 11 am it was still very cloudy, so this photo of the beautiful old house that is now an aboriginal art gallery and cafe, is way too dark. I should have taken a better one later in the day...
Westerfolds Park has magnificent trees, which are perfect habitat for our native birds, animals and insects.

The trees that fall are left where they are, because ground animals like wombats, snakes etc. will live in them. Some smart person with a unique sense of humour has set up "Real Estate" signs around the park, along with other cute signs. It's probably been done to educate children in how animals live in a natural environment, but we thought it was clever as well as funny!

"Hollow to Let" - LOL!

I couldn't stop taking photos of trees - our eucalypts are so unique in shedding their bark instead of their leaves like most other trees!

You'd think I'd know better, wouldn't easy with digital cameras to check your photos immediately to make sure you haven't put something else in the picture that wasn't meant to be there...

Here is Val sitting at the table where we ate our lunch. There is a superb view from here. We could have sat there all day. We did stay for over an hour, and did some sketching until the wind started getting cold around 3.30 pm.

Can you see the City on the skyline? It's not so far away - about 12 miles as the crow flies, but we felt like we were in central Victoria somewhere!

This cheeky young Magpie helped me eat my lunch and hung around afterwards. He had a few mates with him at first, but I was too busy trying to shield my lunch from them to bother about taking photos!

I am hopeless at drawing trees, so I settled on these two rocks instead.


Blogger Jeanette said...

Gday Gina, OHH i just love all the trees. It looks like last tuesday. We played pennant in Rutherglen and it was bitterly cold it was snowing a few minutes further on

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