NORMANHURST BUSH ( ADJOINING THE SAN HOSPITAL)
How lucky to be in walking distance of a verdant green world of trees and rocks and native bush running creek and waterfalls . In the past yabbies were caught and children played freely in the bush. In my school days it was a bush where we went on picnics sitting in caves and dangling our feet in the Wahroonga Creek.
And of course just over 200 years before our time here the the Eora people lived in the caves , drank water from the creek and found the foods of the seasons. They made their fires found smooth rocks to grind the grass seeds into flour for the hot honey cake and then the singing and dancing and family life.
Today Michael and I make this journey to help keep our spirits up and for physical exercise. essential in this time of isolation and social distancing.
After walking across the highway and along a neighbourly street we know the track down into a world of quiet peace and a touch of veriditas that refreshed revitalises and renews us. The Bird Nests were thriving and the maiden hair ferns full of veriditas. Because we have had good rain it is wonderful to hear the running creek and to smell the moistness of the air.