The little dude is living with us while his real people are forced to be dog free. He pretends he sleeps next to the bed, knowing he isn't allowed on it but I never fail to wake up with him on my feet. Cuteness is his only salvation.
About fifteen years ago we overplanted with a whole bunch of native plants. They all had about a ten year life expectancy and they mostly outlived the ten years but this front garden has seen a lot of death over the last little while. We are slowly replanting but will probably put less in and stagger it a bit so there are no more mass exits.
The bouganvillea on the other side of the steps thrives.
Only a few minutes drive from us is M1. This road follows the coast (sometimes closer than others) all the way around Australia. This section of it is the main north-south route through suburban Sydney and I follow it anytime I want to head north as well as most of the times I head west.
As I follow the road north I usually go past the cemetery without stopping. In fact, in a lifetime of living in Sydney I have only been inside the necropolis once before but today i decided to misrepresent my day :)
You would never believe this "parkland" is right next to a major thoroughfare. It's quite lovely and as the largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere, it could stand a lot of exploring.
Overlooking the Jewish section, with the Chinese section behind that. I might be romanticising my city but I suspect this would be a fairly unique sight.
This memorial was quite large, it was also inexplicably gated.
I could have explored the cemetery for a lot longer but I had set out to buy the weeks fruit & veg so I moved on. The markets would be an ugly concrete jungle if it wasn't for the colour and movement from produce and people.
I am a bit shy about taking pictures with all those people about but that means there is plenty of subject matter for another time.
And then the drive home. I managed to snap this just as the lights went green. I don't know what it is about urban decay but I find it almost beautiful in some instances.