A Walk into the New Year
The Last Week of 2015:
in which to pause and contemplate
The hills that are beginning to bleach, while green still holds sway into the distance
The spaces which are maintained for our pleasure
This is the time of year that the television is full of 'that-is-the-year-that-was' programs, or 'this-is-the-year-to-come' shows. I too am pondering the immediate past (25 for xmas lunch - successful even though the temperatures rose to 33); and the longer past (3 months in Greece and 7 months here in Australia).
Lots has happened, good and bad, exciting and frustrating (but mostly good and exciting!)
Holidays: Home and Away
This week, between Christmas and New Year, offers a time between 2015 and 2016 to ponder the year gone and the one to come.
It is also a time when most Australians leave the towns and drive off to holiday in some seaside town or other but some come to the hills.
Here in Emerald you find B&Bs and holiday-lets
And though many have left for the beaches the village is still welcoming visitors.
And as I walked today I thought again of some other aspects I appreciate in this place, its history and the care taken by residents and council to keep it still a little jewel of a place.