Has there ever been a nicer morning?

johnboy 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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Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:26 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.

poetix poetix 9:58 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.

Postalgeek Postalgeek 4:06 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/

Martlark Martlark 3:06 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.

Primal Primal 2:40 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’.

KB1971 KB1971 1:12 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?

smiling politely smiling politely 12:19 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.

CitizenK CitizenK 12:12 pm 04 Apr 12

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

enrique enrique 12:09 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! =)

trevar trevar 11:42 am 04 Apr 12

JessP said :

Canberra…Beautiful most days, perfect in Autumn!

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

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 11:33 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!

Jivrashia Jivrashia 11:29 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.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:19 am 04 Apr 12

This morning is good, yes.

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

madamcholet madamcholet 11:19 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.

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 11:08 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!

Overheard Overheard 10:55 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.

poetix poetix 10:04 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.

JessP JessP 9:52 am 04 Apr 12

Canberra…Beautiful most days, perfect in Autumn!

Ello Vera Ello Vera 9:46 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?

Rollersk8r Rollersk8r 9:42 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!

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