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Has there ever been a nicer morning?

By 4 April 2012 29

the pinnacle

Canberra was one happy town as I rode into The Eagle’s Nest this morning.

Is it just because the summer was so awful? Or was this morning particularly magical in its own right?

[Photo by Ben Dover]

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29 Responses to Has there ever been a nicer morning?
#1
Thumper9:04 am, 04 Apr 12

Canberra always puts on its fair share of glorious mornings, especially in autumn and winter.

#2
yellowsnow9:15 am, 04 Apr 12

Funny … I had pretty much the same conversation with people at my bus stop this morning.

Something about the day just seems qualitatively different.Sun and warmth, the feeling that winter is near so make the most of this moment. Plus daylight saving change – people are fooled into thinking they’re sleeping in / coming to work later than usual, so are generally happier and more awake than, say, last week

#3
Deref9:18 am, 04 Apr 12

Magnificent. Wouldn’t be dead for quids.

#4
toriness9:19 am, 04 Apr 12

canberra autumn and springs are the best. i would loathe to live somewhere which didn’t have seasons to speak of, so bland *staring north*.

#5
trevar9:29 am, 04 Apr 12

I also enjoyed the same conversation with my neighbour was we were both getting into our respective motorised conveyances. We then both drove away, chugging out a little bit of carbon monoxide in a vain attempt to moderate the morning’s beauty…

#6
steveu9:35 am, 04 Apr 12

I think you are on the money there about daylight saving yellowsnow.

Awesome morning, not too chilly, not too hot, and just the right amount of sunlight.

#7
davo1019:35 am, 04 Apr 12

It’s Canberra. Every day is a great day.

#8
poetix9:38 am, 04 Apr 12

I couldn’t help but notice a particularly lovely apostrophe falling like an autumn leaf from a word in your third sentence. Not because it was needed, but just because it wanted to say hello.

#9
Primal9:41 am, 04 Apr 12

I’ll swear there was less traffic on the Monaro this morning. This is just getting creepy.

#10
Rollersk8r9:42 am, 04 Apr 12

My thoughts exactly! Best morning ride ever! Should have just kept on going – some morning tea at Yarralumla, lunch at Tuggers…

Almost killed by a taxi pulling out on Mort Street without looking, but I could almost forgive the guy on a day like this!

#11
Ello Vera9:46 am, 04 Apr 12

Primal said :

I’ll swear there was less traffic on the Monaro this morning. This is just getting creepy.

That’s interesting, what time? I get in earlier than most and I encountered more traffic at 7:30 so maybe more are leaving earlier than usual. Still adjusting their internal clocks?

#12
JessP9:52 am, 04 Apr 12

Canberra…Beautiful most days, perfect in Autumn!

#13
poetix10:04 am, 04 Apr 12

But the apostrophe has gone all shy now. Shame really.

And I hate autumn, because it goes out with winter. I have to remind myself of that, on perfect days like today. Or happiness might break out.

#14
Overheard10:55 am, 04 Apr 12

I adore autumn in Canberra. There’s a glut of activities (for want of a more appropriate collective term) and most importantly, there are myriad frissons of excitement as the National Folk Festival cranks up.

#15
Growling Ferret11:08 am, 04 Apr 12

I think JB is just gloating he got lovin last night.

It was a brilliant morning to ride in. Perfect temp, warm sun, no wind.

If only every day was like that!

#16
madamcholet11:19 am, 04 Apr 12

Unless you work in the dept of climate change.

But yes agree. The sun seems as hot as your average summer day. And I have some days off. Could not be more glorious.

#17
Holden Caulfield11:19 am, 04 Apr 12

This morning is good, yes.

But the morning after your footy team wins the GF is better.

#18
Jivrashia11:29 am, 04 Apr 12

It’s the last remnants of summer.
27 it was yesterday. Felt quite balmy when I left the office last night.

Better yet, the next few days over the Easter break is going to be lovely, according to BOM.

And then… it’s a sharp dive into wintery autumn come Tuesday.

#19
Ben_Dover11:33 am, 04 Apr 12

I just walked my blind mutt down the Pinnacle, it certainly is a beautiful morning. It’s one of those which makes you glad you don’t live in a big city!

#20
trevar11:42 am, 04 Apr 12

JessP said :

Canberra…Beautiful most days, perfect in Autumn!

That just made it to my ‘favourite quotations’ on Facebook!

#21
enrique12:09 pm, 04 Apr 12

Holden Caulfield said :

This morning is good, yes.

But the morning after your footy team wins the GF is better.

I’ll drink to that! =)

#22
CitizenK12:12 pm, 04 Apr 12

I recall a nicer morning.
It was the 4th of September 1982.
Magical.
Beats this morning hands down.

#23
smiling politely12:19 pm, 04 Apr 12

Well. There appears to be a glaring lack of grumpy old so-and-sos on this thread, akin to a comment about reptoids not appearing on an article about a conspiracy theory of some description. Allow me to oblige:

“Hrrmph! Still not cold enough yet! Better not be like this come Anzac Day!”; and

“T’were better in my day! You call this autumn?” etc etc etc.

#24
KB19711:12 pm, 04 Apr 12

Holden Caulfield said :

This morning is good, yes.

But the morning after your footy team wins the GF is better.

What does your girl friend think about that?

#25
Primal2:40 pm, 04 Apr 12

Ello Vera said :

That’s interesting, what time? I get in earlier than most and I encountered more traffic at 7:30 so maybe more are leaving earlier than usual. Still adjusting their internal clocks?

Probably was a tad before 8:30. I put it down to people preparing themselves for the Easter break with some ‘warm-up laziness’.

#26
Martlark3:06 pm, 04 Apr 12

Indeed; this was a corker of a morning for riding to work and then catching up on April Fools days foolery.

#27
Postalgeek4:06 pm, 04 Apr 12

poetix said :

I couldn’t help but notice a particularly lovely apostrophe falling like an autumn leaf from a word in your third sentence. Not because it was needed, but just because it wanted to say hello.

You could go far in the National Grammar Day Tweeted Haiku Contest:

http://markallenediting.com/2011/03/04/haiku-submittedone-hundred-seventy-six-what-a-treasure-trove/

#28
poetix9:58 am, 05 Apr 12

Postalgeek said :

poetix said :

I couldn’t help but notice a particularly lovely apostrophe falling like an autumn leaf from a word in your third sentence. Not because it was needed, but just because it wanted to say hello.

You could go far in the National Grammar Day Tweeted Haiku Contest:

http://markallenediting.com/2011/03/04/haiku-submittedone-hundred-seventy-six-what-a-treasure-trove/

Could you give a warning before you post links to such explicit grammatical material?

pert punctuation
pilkunnussija pleasure
commas pinch colons

Although I don’t approve of Twitter, of course. And I tell myself that I’m not a total dweeb.

#29
Holden Caulfield10:26 am, 05 Apr 12

KB1971 said :

Holden Caulfield said :

This morning is good, yes.

But the morning after your footy team wins the GF is better.

What does your girl friend think about that?

She said you must be a Melbourne or Western Bulldogs supporter and excuses you for not knowing GF = Grand Final.

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