January — the season of abundance. It can’t help it if it so hot. Temperature records were broken again during January, including in my little part of the world. Our town had four consecutive days above 40ºc, a new record. Due to the bushfire hazard, many of our nature reserves were closed to the public. So I’ve been housebound and cabin fever has set in. Hence, this month’s post focuses on the small haven that is my garden. Read more
It is a bit late for my December Changing Seasons post, but better late than never.
I think I am glad to see the back of December. It was such a hot, steamy month. Nevertheless, a month of storms meant it was very productive in the garden. Hence, we had many visitors of the feathered kind. Read more
November has been one windy, stormy month. You name it, we’ve had it – thunderstorms, a bush fire and a massive dust storm. We’ve barely seen our beautiful Brindabella mountains (hills for everybody outside of Australia). Read more
October has certainly been turbo-charged. It is THE month for socialising, both on a personal level and more generally for the local community. Spring is party time. Read more
September I’ve got flowers on my mind.
When I look at my September photos, I feel my life this month has been a little boring. But never mind. It is as it is. I hope my readers like flowers. Read more
Regular readers will know that in August, my true love and I went on holiday – a rather long road trip to visit my mother who lives about 1,500 north of me. In the place I live (Canberra), the winters are freezing, grey and dreary. In the north where I went (as far as Gladstone), it is relatively tropical, although they have had some coolish mornings. To escape the cold, many retired folk, known as Grey Nomads, regularly spend months travelling the roads of northern Australia. We had a taste of that life for a few weeks. I’ve tried to do a bit of a ‘compare and contrast’ photo essay to represent my August. Read more
In July, the Winter light is soft but a chill wind blows. Read more
Ah, June. I can’t believe we are already half way through the year. Winter is not a time that I particularly enjoy. It’s cold. It’s grey, and quite often miserable. Just to prove that it does get cold in Australia, I headed out on a particularly frigid day to one of our city’s parks. Rain had been threatening all day, but no sooner had I got out of my car and pulled out my camera, then the sun asserted itself in all its Winter glory. Read more
Autumn has finally arrived. April was our hottest April on record at 4.9C above the April average, beating April 2017’s record as the hottest April on record. To date, May has been relatively mild, except for one day where it was the coldest May day since the mid ’70s. Read more