I've always wanted to call Kalamunda home - well for as long
as we've lived in Western Oz anyway.
Hubby and I imagine it
to be the closest thing to living in an English Village as possible.
You have a "green" you have "history" and you
have a very cute pub.
As you drive into town you are greeted by Stirk Park.
Filled with the most stunning Euculypts, Maples and Poplars
(I am obsessed with Poplars)
the most magical transformations every season.
Upon approaching the town centre, you are
greeted by our iconic "Gum-nut" fountain.
I L♥ve (with a CAPITAL L) it when a
community see the worth in spending money
on items of beauty.
Commissioned by the Smiths Sculptors it
perfectly reflects what Kalamunda is known for....
Nature .... Trees ... Water ... Greenery
& of course Beauty.
The park has a small amphitheatre...
(not very cleary shown in this photo but if you
look closely you can see the roofline)
We host an annual event called Jazz in the Park
as well as a number of festivals
and smaller concerts.
Most of the time though it's
filled with locals of all ages relaxing,
sharing a picnic, feeding the ducks
or dozing under a tree.
(on this particular morning it registered
only 2 degrees outside - so nobody
lazing around just yet)
This cottage plays a significant role in our
towns history and we now have a
History Village which details
a number of our community's milestones
and listed buildings.
I paid a little visit to our History Village and
I loved it. But more of that in another post.
The sun has emerged and methinks I need
to grab my novel, a rug and a thermos.
There's a Poplar with my name on it.
Here's to a cracking week peoples.
Wishing you all bundles of Monday energy and
for all you Mums who are sending kids back to school
(if you're anything like me)
Hang in there ... next holidays are only 66 sleeps away!
If you are of the ilk that desperately longs for school holidays
to come to an end ... well then all I can say is ... Boo to you.
Nah just kidding - I only have one child (who by all
accounts can dress himself now) so I can empathise if
you have a larger litter and you're ready for a break :-)