|menacing looking fruit|
|loving orange everything this season|
|ready to ride|
|the girls testing out the public exercise equipment|
|something scary on that skewer!|
|leaves glinting in late autumn sun.|
|local fruit stall|
|a tasty Chinese lunch, baozi, jiazi and mifan (dumplings, buns and fried rice)|
|the bustle of the street corner vendor|
|temple ceilings in the park ooze colour and history|
|cheeky autumn leaf thrower!|
|at the exercise hang out|
|gorgeous autumn colours|
|haw fruit skewer|
|sweet fruit candy stall|
Hi In My Cabinet'ers,
The kids and I have been having a ball today out and about on the bikes in our stunning Autumn weather. Talk about constant inspiration through exploration...love it!
First stop - our local and glorious Ritan Park, where we always expect the unexpected.
Toddlers waddling about with glee in the latest in split-pant fashion (oh yes, have seen it all, from denim studded bumless wonders to the warmer Winter-weight padded trewsers)...these little cuties MUST be feeling the crisp autumn breeze these days! Time for some nappies please parents!
Fruit stall goodness... bursting with colour and crazy shapes, they just scream - eat me!!!!
Old-timers (and us!) bending, stretching, scratching, twisting, swaying and flexing on the public exercise machines in the park. What a brilliant idea. So social. I chatted away in my faltering Mandarin to a lovely lady who knowingly predicted tomorrow would be "feicheng leng" (in other words, freeze your .... off cold!)
Starting a community autumn leaf fight with our "very newly" acquired friends and starey ex-pat gazers. (cue: a LOT of long lense cameras at the ready to catch the crazy loud Kiwi kids dousing each other with crispy leaf goodness!)
A cluster of wrinkled and happy friends huddled in a circle heartily belting out a traditional folk song, complete with perfectly-timed sashaying moves and accompanied by a Chinese flutist.
|Lily on her favourite climbing tree|
Wonder what tomorrow will have in store for us....till then,