Joining in with Sue (Elephants Child) for today’s edition of Sunday Selections
This is the view from the end of my street
taken on a bright sunny day
Another view taken on a different day
When I’m feeling energetic this is one of my walks.
Along the tree lined (main) road that makes its way up to Montrose in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges (which you can see in the distance)
There are houses lining both sides of the road as well as small streets that lead to the estates that sprung up as the original orchards were sold off in the middle of the last century 1950s/1960s.
At certain times of the day it can be busy but somehow still have the feel of a country road. There is that barrier of trees between the footpath and the road that sort of gives a feeling of protection to the walker
Believe it or not is a pleasant place to walk. Maybe it’s the fact that the path meanders along and hasn’t been set out in a straight line or it could be the closeness of all those gum trees but I always feel much better after making my way along here and back home again.
Here we are at my ‘short walk’ turn around place – its 1km up to here from home so that gives me a 2km walk (about 1.25 miles). And look, there were sunny blues skies on this day which lifted my spirits enormously
And looking back down the way I came I wonder
Which way shall I go home? There’s more than one 😊
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As a footnote
Each time I take this short walk and see the hills in the distance
I remember this from my younger more regular church going days
Psalm 121 – King James Version
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth,
and even for evermore.