The little trip started with no particular destination. We can go anywhere, be open to anything and ready for enjoying whatever.
When four of us arrived at the Yarralumla Gallary, I had my first surprise. The gallery that I’ve been wanting to visit since last time stopping by, had been closed due to the bush fire. The house didn’t get burned down, but looked so shabby. It used to be a cafe and gallery shop, tucked in the deep end of a phase of little bush walk. Now with white paints outside and bare trunks from the surrounding winter trees, it looked a bit bleak, or maybe could have looked scary. However, the morning sun cast its lights on the walls and with all the lightings and shadows, the house seemed more sophisticated than what it looks like from the surface. The moment when I was trying to peak in through the glasses on the locked door, I had an impression that it hasn’t completely lost its charm. All it needs is a chance to wake up from a long long cold winter and I felt that warmth of the spring is actually on its way
Opposite the gallery, was totally a contrast. There was a nursery house and I saw people’s passion towards plants, gardening and building up their own space of living. However, I didn’t realise why this shop is so popular until I stepped my foot into the gate. Almost instantly, I found myself standing in a world of green, life and all those beautiful things that you would look forward to own. It is absolute a grace. The flowers floating on the water in a white marble standing pot with engraved details on its side, the meditative Buddha sculpture with flowing waterfall as a background, the almost dramatic yellow wall with bold art works or decorations hanging against it and lots of my favourite plants. I could have spent a whole morning exploring what they have and taken my time slowly to enjoy what I see.
The most impressive moment of today is to watch two boys competing each other by the lake. Two men, one at his mid 30s and another at his late 30s, tired to throw little rocks into the water as far as they can. Of course the person who made the longer distance wins the match. I can see how the game physically and technically challenges their bodies and skills, but the true pleasure was brought by the feelings of getting stretched, enjoying freedom, and being connected to the nature.
The most exciting bits of today??? Was the moment that we had to quickly brake the car on the side to see a herd of Kangaroos. The well-known postures of their movements, especially cute jumping, made me swoon 8:-) I hope they would never rush onto those busy traffic roads and get hit by people’s vehicles.