Warning!

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I wonder if these messages are written strictly for us non-medical citizens, or whether medical staff actually read this kind of thing before irrigating a brain.

We are taking a Cat Break this week, but never fear, those kitties are posing up a storm for future Fridays!

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It is garden week, lets check in on the Portulacas!

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The above shot was taken at the start of January – the seedlings had found their feet and begun to flower.

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Here is one a week or so later. These plants have been flowering up a storm!

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When I bought seedling Portulacas before Christmas, I put a few into a pot for my parents as their Christmas present.

My break is going super well, and I’m going to extend it another week. I’m really boring at the moment, just focused in on diet and exercise, and probably you don’t want to read about that. You might get a Fitbit post later this week, if I can manage it. :)

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Short and sweet this week – some photos from the Booderee National Park Botanic Gardens –

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I love Botanic Gardens in general but this particular one is the spookiest one I have ever been to.

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I took my Chinese Cousins here when they visited nearly a year ago and the whole time, I was freaked out by skittering noises in the leaf litter.

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So I said to The Other Half, I would like to go back with him and see if I found it less spooky.

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For 95% of the time we were there, I did not find it very spooky, but then..

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I encountered my first ever snake in the wild, after 40.5 years of living in Australia. It was a red bellied black snake which was lying across the path we were walking on.

That whole stand still when you see a snake thing has been so drummed into me, my body acted without me needing to do anything. I was actually half jogging up a hill, and I stopped as soon as I saw it. I had to call out to the other half, who had turned to look at me when I stopped.

The little snake – it wasn’t very old I think, probably 6 months to a year – saw us and looked at us. Then it turned around and moved on top of a nearby rock. It sat there taking a good look at us, probably for a minute or so. Then, it quickly disappeared into a crevice.

I had my camera in my hand the whole time but not the mental capacity to take a photo. It was part shock, part awe, part wow. I remember seeing the eyes, and I remember how red the underneath of this snake was. It was a truly gorgeous snake.

The gardens were *extremely* spooky after that event, for both of us!

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Following on from last week, we are still on our walk from Huskisson to Vincentia. Last time, we were looking down a path to the beach – here is what you will find at the end of that path.

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This is where the kite boarders do their thing, if the wind is playing rough.

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Remember last week I mentioned the circle house? In between the circle house and another fancy looking house, this tiny shack exists. This poor house must feel quite shabby in between the two modern masterpieces!

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Here is another modern masterpiece that I like the look of. No idea whether it belongs to someone or if it is a beach rental type place. I love the wood stairs that seem suspended in space.

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Sometimes when you are looking the other way – towards the sea – you will get a surprise! This is the HMAS Canberra. I don’t know a lot about ships in general but this one made a big splash here last year when she first visited Jervis Bay, and she is quite recognisable with that big flight deck.

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Here is another view of her.

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This is a slightly less scary beach path. I followed a lizard up this path recently. On the day I took this photo, a small sparrow was dustbathing in the sand here.

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These next 3 photos were taken yesterday, on the Australia Day long weekend.

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You can see that even when there are a lot of tourists in town, you can still find your own place on the beach.

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Will I ever get tired of walking here? Probably not. There is always plenty to distract you from the fact that you are exercising. :)

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For the next couple of weeks, I would like to take you along with me on my favourite walk. Where will we be walking? Here.

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Why do I love this particular footpath? There are many reasons – it involves two of my favourite towns in the world – Huskisson and Vincentia. It has a little bit of uphill and downhill but mostly it is flat. The scenery changes – you get sea and beach views, you get to look at some pretty fancy houses, you get greenery views, you walk past two caravan parks.. Let Us Go!

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This is looking back towards one of the Huskisson caravan parks – the footpath follows alongside it for a little bit here.

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This is the view looking in the opposite direction. We are up on a bit of a sea cliff here, not too high, but enough to climb a couple of floors according to Fitbit.

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Here is a spot near Vincentia where houses are on one side of the footpath while sand dunes and the beach are on the other side. Many of the beach houses along here are worth over 1 million dollars and are available to rent on Stayz.com.au and various other websites. Many of the houses have their own websites! And mixed in with those, are occasional weatherboard shacks.

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Some of the houses we have given nicknames to, and consider them as landmarks. This one here is known as the Circle House. It has a large balcony which follows the circular shape of this end of the house. We watched them build this house for a super long time, it was several years in the making.

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There is also a small part of footpath where you have the beach and sand dunes, footpath, then a road, then houses. The road is called Illfracombe Road.

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This spot has a bench where you can sit and watch everyone go by. I’m sitting on it, so you don’t get to see the bench. It is raised up a little, so you can see to the ocean.

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There are several places on the path where you enter a tree tunnel. Very pretty!

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Along the path there are many offshoot paths which take you down to the beach.

Next week, we will see what is at the end of this path, plus we’ll take a walk on the beach, because we can. :) And more footpath. :)

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Part of the reason it is time to get moving again is to go out and enjoy all the awesomeness nearby. For our first Fitbit walk, we went down to Huskisson and parked next to the kids playground there, and walked over to Vincentia, then back again.

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There are some great footpaths around the bay and basin which we want to explore over the next few months. This was an 8km walk. All the tourists were in town so it was a little busy and we couldn’t park where we wanted. But no matter – we got out and we enjoyed our walk.

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This photo looks across Moona Moona creek. The tide was out, as you can see.

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This photo was taken near Vincentia and is overlooking Collingwood Beach. We did not walk on the beach this time – maybe another day. The footpath is beautiful and takes you past many amazing houses.

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My Favourite Portulaca Photo Of 2015

Of course, it is apricot coloured. :) Normally I do a garden update on the first Sunday of the month, so here is a quick look at the backyard.

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The new portulacas are doing well.

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The sunflowers have begun to develop their flower heads. The chooks will deeply enjoy the seeds!

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The cat grass probably needs a trim back. There is not a huge amount going on in the covered garden box. This may have been a garden FAIL.

Also, my apologies for not remembering last week, for Andrew and anyone else who wanted to see the flytrap a week later once it caught a lot of flies, here is the link which will take you to the pic. Don’t click if you don’t want to see some very dead flies. ;) If I had to guess how many are in there, I’d say somewhere between 100-200. There are 5 other ones just as full.

Snoskred On Sundays 2016

For the past 6 months I have been participating in Sunday Selections via River from Drifting Through Life. A few weeks ago I also started linking up with Sunday Snap over at JibberJabberUK. I’m going to keep linking up with both of these going forward and I will be keeping an eye out for other link up opportunities.

From today onwards, I will be providing a very simple link up option here for anyone posting photos on their blog on a Sunday – known as The Sunday Linkup. This linkup is via Simply Linked, which I wrote a post about a while ago.

I hope that providing a simple way to link up might encourage more bloggers to join in and post images that would otherwise have remained hidden in folders on their computers forever.

If you are reading this, and you have folders on your computer with digital photos in them, why not join in? Everyone is welcome.

Adding your link to the list takes mere moments and I will promise to visit – and comment – on the links added each week.

The Rules –

There are only two rules. No spam links will be accepted. Your post must contain at least one image.

Why Participate?

To share images which might not otherwise see the light of day on your blog. To find new blogs and bloggers who you may not have found otherwise.

What Do The Numbers Mean?

I use week numbers so I can keep track of how fast the year is going. This is week one of 2016, so there will be 52 posts this year.

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The linkup will remain open until I close it, most likely on the following Saturday.. So you can add a post from any day of the week if you like.

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