Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

26 05 2012

I always look forward to summer in Australia not for the sunshine, the weekend barbecues or trips to the beach.  Summer to me means the arrival of Cricket Season and I enjoy nothing more than a relaxing day out watching a leisurely game.  I love it.

A day/night game at the WACA Ground: Western Australian Cricket Association

The picture above was taken during a one day game at the WACA which is the International Cricket venue in Perth, Western Australia.  I’ve walked on the hallowed turf in bare feet.  It is softer and more luxurious than the finest carpet.  It was a balmy summer evening and we had good company, a great view and cold drinks.  The one below is a suburban game of cricket by a country team visiting Perth for their annual Country Week Tournament.  Deep shade, a comfy chair, good company and a good book.  The perfect way to spend a day off.

Senior Country Week Cricket: January 2012

I think that’s one of the main attractions for me – the pace of the game is slow and can verge on boring.  Some people  liken it to watching paint dry.  I don’t mind that at all.  Watching cricket lets me give myself permission to sit in a chair for a few hours in the sun and fresh air and not think.  After a busy year summer comes in December and cricket slows me down so I relax, take a drink, enjoy the sunshine, wait for play, watch a bit of the game, read the paper, have a walk around the boundary, take another drink, watch a bit of the game, lay on a blanket for a while, cheer for a wicket, read the paper some more, have a doze, watch the seagulls, eat a snack and relax.  Ahhhhhh.

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16 responses

26 05 2012
COLLEEN E GUNDERSON photography

Sounds wonderful…nice post!

28 05 2012
Louise

Thanks for stopping by Colleen. 🙂

27 05 2012
The Retiring Sort

Great summer reflections!

28 05 2012
Louise

We’ve just started winter here and I miss it already!

27 05 2012
eof737

Terrific photos and write up. 😉

28 05 2012
Louise

Thanks Eliz!

27 05 2012
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27 05 2012
dadirri7

love the sound of the leather on the willow! brings back childhood memories of playing with my cousins, hitting the ball for six over the fence … oh dear!

27 05 2012
Louise

Yes!! But that would be “out” I’m afraid…

27 05 2012
Rhianna

There is some gorgeous imagery there that is really representative of summer. Nice work!

28 05 2012
Louise

Thanks Rhianna, I’m glad you liked it.

28 05 2012
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28 05 2012
Gilly Gee

I can’t imagine it but it does sound blissful!

28 05 2012
Louise

It is blissful. I hope to see a game at Lords one day. 🙂

29 05 2012
Madhu

R would agree with you 🙂 I am not a fan of test cricket (blasphemy around here), prefer the shorter versions!

29 05 2012
Louise

Madhu! blasphemy indeed!!! LOL!!

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