Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.John Ruskin
A refreshing bike ride
Today we went for a bike ride, the first time in ages, and stopped to admire the snow in the distance. Along our Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail there are certain spots that give you glimpses of the snow on Australia’s Main Range which includes Mt Kosciuszko. We rode about 200 metres off the trail for a much clearer view.
It was a tad cool at the start at only 6 degrees, but the sky was blue, the sun was shining and we were out and feeling refreshed.
Refresh or reinvigorate; welcome or stimulating because new or different
A refreshing cup of tea
Apparently it was International Tea Day on May 21 and as I love a refreshing cup of tea, I went looking at how many times tea appears in posts on my blog. I found a staggering 494 posts that include the word tea 🙂
It was also election day in Australia where voting is compulsory. I shared this delightful ‘Breakfast in Zurich’ photo on my Facebook page with the words that as a tea lover I take my tea and my voting seriously!
I don’t often get political on my blog (apart from the time the State Government made my Education position and many of my colleagues positions as teachers in correctional centres (jails) redundant), but I will say I’m hoping this newly elected government will be a refreshing change. Fingers crossed all goes well.
Last week we were away from home getting the last of my late MIL’s property sorted for the upcoming auction, and we went to the beach for a bit of R&R. It was absolutely beautiful and so refreshing to breathe in that sea air.
As we live in the mountains, trips to the beach take on an extra special significance and we always make the effort to visit when we can. It’s always well worth it and leaves us feeling refreshed.
Autumn’s last days
With winter just around the corner, the last few weeks of autumn have been amazing here in Tumbarumba with gorgeous colours, crisp refreshing temperatures and clear blue skies.
Our ride today included Wolseley Park which is well worth a look at this time of year.
I couldn’t leave this post without sharing some of my favourite shots from today’s ride.
Sunday Stills Photo Challenge
Terri, from Second Wind Leisure, hosts Sunday Stills photo challenge, with the prompt this week being ‘Refreshing’. You can read Terri’s post here – except I didn’t see the change of topics from refreshing to furs and feathers until I read Terri’s post this morning! Oh well, I feel refreshed anyway 🙂 Feel free to join in!
I’ve enjoyed sharing my take on refreshing, how would you describe it?
Have a great week!
All my Sunday Stills posts can be found here – I’ve been doing these for quite some time now!
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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