Canberra (Australia) – Silver, Silver, Silver! It’s been another chilly month of rain and silver hues. Dreadful weather for photography really.
One bracing morning, the Crested Pigeons were hunkered down in patches of weak sunlight. Everything about the photographic conditions was terrible, but you will get the general idea.
It some parts of Canberra, it snowed for about 10 minutes. I arrived at the supermarket in miserable rain, but exited to beautiful snowflakes. The snowflakes were so soft on my face that I could almost imagine why people like snow so much.
Normally we only see snow on the surrounding hills. Nothing to boast about really. My goodness, it was cold in the valley when the wind blew off those hills.
A brisk breeze blew at the lake too. I froze. Colours failed to pop.
Not everyone was deterred.
Just when I thought I would be able to take a few short cuts, the rain once again rendered the creeks impassable to foot traffic.
Woodland birds like the Striated(?) thornbill, Eastern yellow robin, Speckled warbler and the Grey currawong were quick to move on. [Bird photos courtesy of my True Love.]
The last few days of July brought sporadic sun and signs of life. About 20 grass parrots huddled together on the power lines behind my house. I lined them up for a shot in the fading light but it was too exciting for the hounds and I lost it.
I will finish with my last shot on my camera card for July.
Now I could do with a few sunny days to warm up. More rain is expected but is forecast to clear by mid-week. Temps may even get up to the mid teens (celcius) next week.
Canberra has been fortunate not to have had any Covid infections arrive from Sydney (3 hours drive to our north) this month. With parliament sitting in Canberra next week and ongoing flows of essential supplies into the region, many Canberrans and local businesses do not expect that happy situation to last.
This is my response to “The Changing Seasons” photo challenge, which is currently being hosted by the lovely Ju-Lyn (Touring My Backyard) and Brian (Bushboys World). Ju-Lyn and Brian are taking it in turns to host this challenge. Brian is Mr July. Brian is also another Aussie from a warmer part of the country. Check out his lovely post to see how you can participate in the challenge. If you are disappointed that I didn’t include a song, I suggest you search for Slim Dusty, When The Rain Tumbles Down in July.
That’s it for me this month. I hope that wherever you are, the world is treating you kindly.
Stay safe, everyone.