I love that we have the River Avon running throughout our city, although it's hardly what would constitute a river, really!
More of a stream, to my mind, and in some places, it's little wider than a stream!
Growing up in rural Australia, we used to holiday at Wagga Wagga (as G says, it's so good they named it twice) once a year, at a campground on the Murumbidgee River.
Now that's a river!
Wide and deep and downright scary to a girl who doesn't like not being able to see the bottom!
We used to swing out on a rope tied to a tree and drop into it.
I'm amazed I could do it at all, being such a scaredy cat.
I'd love the opportunity to do it again.
I doubt there's anywhere deep enough along the Avon to do such a thing.
Besides, since the earthquakes, it's none too clean.
I love rivers, probably more than the sea, I think.
( I may say different if I can get a sea swim in this season. It's frequently a little too cold down here; last season we didn't go at all)
I could sit for hours just looking, especially in places like Thailand, where the river life can keep one quite transfixed.
(In Ayutthaya, our favourite place to stay has a second floor balcony, and I have been up at dawn, watching the river traffic and the monitor lizards play many times)
Ah, feeling wistful!
It's positively winsome of me.
Better get a bucket.
Frock-a squaredance delight, from a vintage shop in Melbourne
Belt-from my sistercousinwifey
Handbag-gift froma lovely reader, Debra
Sunglasses-Catch a Thief
Necklaces-beaded one is from my sistercousinwifey, the heart is from Oaxaca
At a couple of obscure opshops I rarely go to, recently I was lucky enough to score this perfect 60's vanity case, plus a pile of sewing stuff, some lovely black beaded gloves and a pair of leather gloves that I plan to use for driving.
Some of you asked to see a close up of the fabric my frock last post was made of!
Here it is, it appears to be some sort of wagony/country theme.
Oddly dull for me, I know, but I do love brown, and it goes so well with red and orange...and yellow and pink...!!!