Winter in the nation’s capital (Canberra, Australia) — A little chilly, sometimes grey, a few warming rays in the afternoon. The virus? An ominous breakout in one state to the south jerks people out of complacency. Canberra is virus-free for the moment. We wait. We take photos of birds. It keeps us sane.
The re-opening of cafes and workplaces, as well as the chill in the air, sees fewer people out on the streets. We avoid the shops and cafes, sticking to our virus plan of solitude.
Quiet moments. Solitary pursuits.
Where golden brown makes mockery of winter grey;
shimmering waterfall of flaxen light.
Grey days scatter bright yellow to pale.
Where silver strands in steely blue
meld with a shiver in the air;
snow falls at higher altitudes.
This is my response to The Changing Seasons – June 2020 photo challenge hosted by the lovely Su at Zimmerbitch. I am cutting my month prematurely short as I have had enough. In an effort to maximise my quiet moments, I am also combining this challenge with the Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge – A Quiet Moment, as well as my Friday Song Day. I bet you can guess the song I’ve chosen. Here is a clue below.
Did you guess right?
Stay safe. Stay sane. Stay kind.
Information on the photos:
The wren, weebill, yellow-rumped thornbill and darter drying off on the log, are my True Love’s photos. The rest of the photos are my own.