Suburban surprise

During the week I went to a part of Happy Valley that I haven’t been to before to see a client. To get there I went along a road I usually turn off when travelling between Noarlunga and Aberfoyle Park – a route I have taken for thirty years and more. This time I went straight ahead into a part of the suburb that is unfamiliar to me and which has been built up over the years I have been working in the south – the houses are pretty new. To get to the chap’s house, I passed this very interesting park; more a grove of youngish gum trees, and decided to have a quick walk there after seeing my person.

I walked through the trees and discovered a little lake, hidden away, so peaceful and beautiful. What a treasure for that community. It has a magical atmosphere, made more so by the birds breeding in springtime. I saw yet more ducks and ducklings, plus a beautiful murray magpie nest, inhabited by parents and I guess babies (of course I couldn’t see inside). Two adults flew back and forth to the nest, alternating sitting on it and possibly bringing back food for the nestlings. It was a few minutes of peace and restoration for me in the midst of a busy day (don’t forget to click on the pics to enlarge them).

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