Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Pukekura Park

After chasing a reflection at Lake Mangamahoe and driving through Te Henui cemetery, the clouds were rolling in but it was still too nice a day to be inside.  Pukekura Park is just around the corner from where my daughter is living at the moment, so I headed there, to the little cafe in the park, for my lunch.


A stroll around the grounds is always a delight.  The colours of spring were everywhere and, to add to my pleasure somehow or other a group of four high school boys came to be walking along with me.  They came up behind me on a pathway and when I moved aside to let them go by, one said they weren't in any hurry and they slowed their pace to walk alongside me, and for a few magical minutes we chatted so easily and happily, I was left feeling elated.  If the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow, our future is in safe hands.

6 comments:

  1. It looks like a lovely walk, i am glad you had pleasant company.

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  2. Good to meet normal folk on a wander.

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  3. One thing I found about the younger generation is that they can be alot more polite than the older generation, that's just from me working in retail for 3 years.

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  4. Thank you for sharing that lovely story of those young boys. I've noticed some good ones here too and it certainly does the heart good. Your photos are great!

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  5. That was a great experience. Gives us hope for the future. Lovely photos.

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  6. Pauline, you have a wonderful way with people. I can recall so often you chatting to people with such ease and then getting portrait photos I could only dream of getting.

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