Canberra (Australia), May 2020 – Keeping mostly calm and Covid-wise in the national capital.
I’m joining the lovely Su from Zimmerbitch in The Changing Seasons challenge. As the weather turned cool for this last month of autumn, I have been slowing down like the season; not quite in hibernation mode yet, but needing a kick up the behind to keep moving.
I dedicate this post to the young lads who gallantly agreed to my request to take their photo. When they asked me why I wanted to do that, I told them that I was bored so I was learning how to take action shots with my camera. That was all the encouragement they needed. No social distancing between the boys but I was not there to lecture them.
Our local government has implemented Covid-wise strategies to keep us safe while walking around our lakes. Lake walks are very popular. As the birds and animals don’t stick to the path, nor do we.
Note his and her bird photos below.
Although the days have been windy and often cold, for a few short hours in the afternoon the wind drops, and all is calm.
Butterflies and hover flies also enjoy the last of the autumn sun.
Note his and her butterfly photos.
We had some rain. Fungi that!
Time to go home.
It has been a rough month health-wise for a number of us in the family. I won’t go into the details, except to say that the staff in A&E don’t wear PPE. I found that rather astounding and slightly surreal given the health crises in other countries. During the month, I was also able to fill my prescription for insulin which was a great relief.
On the plus side, our oldest son has finally finished his environmental science degree. He has got a casual job with an environmental consultancy firm. His dad and I are so proud of him for sticking with it, particularly getting through that first year chemistry course that he abhorred. He is currently expanding his knowledge of the grasses while he waits for some work to come through. Guess we might see more photos and stories of grass in the future.
I hope you are all well and stayed safe in May.
All the very best.