August in Canberra is a little warmer than July when dawn was a few degrees below zero. Now we’re slowly moving back towards the sun and the wattle trees are coming out in bloom, producing bursts of bright yellow in the bushland. Today I went up Black Mountain to our telecommunication tower known as Telstra Tower, where I saw the interesting combination of our iconic wattle and the tower, a structure that can be seen from far outside Canberra, a landmark that tells travellers they’re almost here.
If we are enjoying delightful afternoons, warm enough to sit in the sun to catch ten or twenty minutes of Vitamin D infused rays, our nights are still freezing and frosty, and the further you go above sea level the frostier it is. On Black Mountain there’s a warning sign for those driving or riding or even walking up and especially down the slope in the early hours of the morning: Ice on road. When I took photos this afternoon it was a lovely 14 degrees and this cyclist was haring down the mountain, around its curves. His wheels made a loud whirring sound as he passed me.
Here’s some evidence of August’s two weathers. Yes it’s a good afternoon for riding downhill at speed, but after the night’s frost a cyclist could be sliding not riding.
Cardinal Guzman had the idea of posting a photo of changing seasons each month. Thanks Cardinal.
6 Replies to “Changing Seasons: August”
Today was indeed a lovely day.. thank you for the reminder.
I wanted to do a short walk today – and your post inspired me to do the circular Forest Walk on Black Mountain .. easy walk with very pleasant views.
Spring is here in Sydney. The climate deniers are running out of credibility, if they ever had any.
Yes it’s about 16 here today. Warmer than yesterday. But it’s beautiful. One day at a time.
I didn’t go into the forest – it looked a bit lonely. I walked on the road. But I saw the sign about the native orchids that come out in September and can be seen along the walking track. So I must go and see them.
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