September  — spring rituals in the Canberra region of Australia.




Australasian shovelers

Celtic fling.



Have a sing.

Have a dance.


Celebrate with your mates.



gesticulatepink eared duck displaying




Topsoil and fertiliser blow away in gale force winds.


Day’s refrain.  Night’s hello.

dusky woodswallowwombat at duskduskmoonrise

September was a month of excursions.  I visited Yass which was hosting the Celtic Music Festival (and looking very festive), and also attended the re-launch of my friend Beata’s cafe, As Nature Intended.  I don’t normally do cafe reviews.  What I do write about, however, is community.  After operating in one location for 20 years, Beata had to re-locate her cafe cum local community meeting place.  At its official re-opening, many of Beata’s loyal customers were there by her side.  If you ever find yourself in Canberra, you should go there.  The food and coffee are great.  There is also a wonderful wetland nearby.  Likewise, if you visit festive Yass, check out Trader & Co which is another favourite cafe of mine (see photo of the green attired ladies).

This is my response to The Changing Seasons — September photo challenge, hosted by the lovely Su Leslie at Zimmerbitch.  Feel free to join in the challenge if you are inclined.  All contributions welcome.

Kind Regards.





44 thoughts on “The Changing Seasons – September 2019

  1. How glorious. The flowering trees are gorgeous. In our neck of the woods the jet stream brought a unseasonal blast of Arctic air and a meter of snow to Southern Alberta suspending the prairie harvest for a few days. This early snow is expect to melt before the true grip of winter arrives. Tracy I enjoy the photographs of your walks.

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  2. Glad to see you have enjoyed some fun and festivities. I’m sad your friend had to relocate after such a long time. I hope her new location is a good one, and the move doesn’t adversely affect her business.

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    1. She has moved to an area that is enjoying a bit of a rejuvenation. I think it will be good over the longer term. The problem for me personally is that I had hoped to use public transport more regularly, but it is not feasible at this stage to do that from where I live out to that area.

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  3. Spring time indeed!! 😀 I can’t get over the fact that kangaroos are actually hopping along right in front of you instead of behind a fence in the zoo! 😂 I know, that’s a stupid thing to say, but for a European that’s just one of the most exciting things about Australia. 😀 And my guess is that if I were to live there, I would never get used to it and always be thrilled about it. 😀
    Such a wonderful post, Tracy – all those happy faces celebrating! I love that shot of the girls dancing! And best of luck to your friend and her reopened cafe!!

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    1. I’m still thrilled by the kangaroos, Sarah. However, it is best to keep clear of them in spring as they get a bit defensive and a kick from one can be fatal. I once went to my small child through the kangaroo enclosure at Dubbo zoo. It was designed for this purpose. One of the kangaroos got very aggro with my little one. It was so frightening.

      Those happy faces will be my most enduring memory of the month. 🙂

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      1. I can well imagine them being frightening, especially when children are nearby. Is it the males or the females you have to look out for, or both of them?

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