Lift up my eyes – Sunday Selections

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.

17 thoughts on “Lift up my eyes – Sunday Selections

  1. what a gorgeous walking journey you have – whereas mine is all hard pavements, the occasional shared space with cyclists – and yes some trees along some roads separating the side walk from the road, but nothing like your delightful looking scenes…

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    1. There are lots of pavements for me to walk on Cathy once you move down the side streets. At the turn of last century this main road would have been a track through the trees. Thankfully the trees have been left and not felled.
      As each orchard was sold and the land cleared and developed for housing the footpaths appeared.

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    1. Thank you for that EC. I look at my old photos and think I should do Sunday Selections post…..and never get round to it. I’ll try again sometime soon
      We’re sort of at the end of the line here – leafy green suburbs not quite country. Unfortunately as the older housing is sold off more and more town houses (3 to a block) are being put up in their place and changing the whole look of the place

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    1. I’d do it more frequently Joanne if my legs let me. Looking is deceiving- the path rises and falls all the way to the roundabout. No matter which way I walk from my house I’m going to encounter ‘hills’

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    1. It is a good place to wander along Christine. You don’t notice the traffic that much even though you are really close to the main road.

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  2. I was thinking of you and whether you lost power and or had to boil water.
    The walk is not too neat, a little bushy.
    You shame me with my walking distance at a maximum of two kilometres and that usually includes a pause for coffee.

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    1. Yes we were cut off Andrew. I’ve got a post coming out in the morning.
      My legs have been playing up so I’ve driven down to the park and walked there….guiltily because it’s not that far from home. There’s not so many ‘ups and downs, the ones there are more gradual, not so steep and I’m not fatigued when I get home. Twice round the park is about the same and I tend to have a little sit down on some of the benches….to admire the view not because I’m puffed…well that’s what I tell myself:)

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    1. I’m sure you have done previously Jenny but maybe a post highlighting your local area would be good when you return from Italy

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    1. We are very lucky in our area Cathy….many of the nearby suburbs don’t have the ‘leafy green’ feel we do. I’m thankful that the local shire has always declared itself to be conservation aware……we need a permit to fell a tree for example.

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  3. That area of yours is to die for. Strangely it looks not unlike an Aussie version of where my OH’s Dad lives in Chichester in England. Bucolic.

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  4. That Psalm is a really good one, I tried to memorise it one but only got a couple of verses to really stick. Lovely area for walking!

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