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Spring is officially still a few days away, but many parts of the country are getting a head start with trees and gardens already bursting into bloom.
Even though exercise is limited for those in lockdown, many readers have responded to a call for images and reflections on what they’ve noticed during their daily explorations of their five-kilometre bubbles.
A composite of images shared by readers.Credit:Jamie Brown
There was a strong response to our call to readers for photos of their favourite sights. Below are some of the contributions we were sent.
We hope you enjoy these as much as we have.
My two favourite places on my daily walk/run – both by the Maribyrnong River. One overlooking the old munitions factory in Maribyrnong as well as Melbourne city.
Truly love where I live and grateful to be able to explore it more at this time.Credit:Beth
By the Maribyrnong River. Credit:Beth
Truly love where I live and grateful to be able to explore it more at this time. – Beth
Yesterday’s sunrise on my morning paddle off Cronulla.Credit:Mark
Yesterday’s sunrise on my morning paddle off Cronulla. – Mark
I live out in regional Victoria and I am so lucky and grateful to have views like these on my walk up and down my road.Credit:Cassie
I live out in regional Victoria and I am so lucky and grateful to have views like these on my walk up and down my road. – Cassie
A display of freebies.Credit:Aga
A display of freebies, including lemons and a QR code humour. The riddle was “what did the fish say when it swam into the wall?” – Aga
My two hours outside are spent feeding and caring for my horse … it’s my daily therapy.Credit:Barbara
My two hours outside are spent feeding and caring for my horse … it’s my daily therapy. – Barbara
Thousands of daffodils at Fitzroy Gardens. Credit:Jennifer
Melburnians walk past the daffodils at Fitzroy Gardens on Monday.Credit:Scott McNaughton
Fitzroy Gardens- thousands of daffodils – Jennifer
Kayaking on the Maribyrnong. Credit:M
It took six lockdowns, but I finally managed to get out kayaking on the Maribyrnong in the sun! – M
At this time of the year the magnolias are a definite highlight whilst out doing our 10,000 steps.Credit:Rob
At this time of the year the magnolias are a definite highlight whilst out doing our 10,000 steps. – Rodney
Seeing my favourite duck at the lake on my walk.Credit:Emily
Seeing my favourite duck at the lake on my walk. – Emily
This is within five kilometres.Credit:Polly
This is within my five kilometres – Polly
I noticed on my backpacking training walk (I am an optimist) that red deer bulls have an amazingly loud and deep roar when my dog ran across one.
Jazz ran very fast back to its owner, eyes popping then looked back into the gully.
I was wondering: what the f— was that. My whole body felt the noise.
I found out through a little investigation what it was, as I didn’t see it, you learn something new every day!
Even in lockdown. – David
Spring sun between the clouds.Credit:Anshi
Spring sun between the clouds – Anshi
This sign – along the river near Scienceworks in Spotswood – never fails to make me laugh.Credit:Erin
This sign – along the river near Scienceworks in Spotswood – never fails to make me laugh! – Erin
Lots of baby birds in 5km.Credit:Emmma
Lots of baby birds in 5km! – Emma
Swooped by a magpie for the first time this year, Spring is definitely coming! – Matt
A gorgeous find on our walk after dinner a couple of nights ago.Credit:Dorothy
A gorgeous find on our walk after dinner a couple of nights ago. – Julie
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