Canberra, Australia – Last days of winter. Mostly cold and wet. Still no Covid in town.
There have been no new cases of Covid-19 in Canberra for 51 days. Too good to be true or too good to last? As for the weather, it was mostly cold, wet and miserable with the occasional sunny day. It was a 3Cs month for me – cleaning, creativity and cranky. As usual, I took a lot of photos.
To date, I haven’t really shown any photos of Canberra’s tourism landmarks because that is not my scene. However, as I did go into the city on one rainy day, I took a couple of photos to share with you. I had this crazy idea that I wanted to photograph Australia’s Parliament House in the pouring rain, but of course by the time I got there the rain had stopped temporarily. Here are some tourism hotspots in what Canberrans call the “Parliamentary Triangle”. They cluster near the shores of the city’s main (man-made) lake, Lake Burley Griffin.
The Lake Burley Griffin circuit is popular with the canines even on freezing cold days.
I am trying a new blogging technique – sprinkling my blog post with random flower photos. Think of it as a meditative moment. The wattle is out and it is beautiful.
It rained rather a lot over the last month and our creeks and rivers were overflowing, and not just with water. There seems to be mountains of plastic around at the moment.
My True Love has torn a ligament. So he can’t walk. He can’t photograph. The sometimes inane work of government continues, which he does from home. He is stuck at home. I am not stuck at home. It is tense times, ladies and gentlemen. Tense times.
What would be my month without a few bird photos? It is hard to choose between many favourites so I’ll stick with the water theme for the time being.
Random prunis photo to get over that cranky magpie lark. Clearly, I am not the only one a bit tetchy.
For some, life is too short. For others, it – like this post – is too long. But it is never dull. Not for a moment. Life is never black or white either (gosh, is that too political these days?). Nevertheless, I’m finishing with two of my favourite black and white models, Nurse Fluffy and a warbling magpie. Who could ask for more?
This is my response to The Changing Seasons – August 2020 photo challenge hosted by the lovely Su at Zimmerbitch. Why not check it out and join in?
I know it is not easy for those of us with a tendency to be cranky, but if you can, stay safe, sane and kind. We’ll practise together.
Information on the photos:
The photos of the female scarlet robin (?) and the pardalote couple nest building in the riverbank were taken by my True Love before he did his foot in. The other photos were taken by me.