Rather than cram it into the pre-Christmas crowdedness, a few friends and I met today for our annual picnic. When 36 deg was forecast, we revised our meeting time earlier.
We met at Maranoa Gardens in Balwyn, a lovely oasis in the midst of suburbia.
It was delightful, and cool under the trees, although we enjoyed the bright day.
The only other people we saw were a couple rehearsing their wedding vows with their celebrant and – as we were leaving – park employee on the mowing tractor.
I’m recommending it to my family as the site for our next family picnic. It was also much easier to find a park than at the Botanic Gardens, our normal gathering spot.