Changing Seasons: May

May in Canberra. I could show you the maple tree in my back garden, every one of its leaves orange, and little helicopter seedpods hanging here and there. I could show you two learner sailboats trying to make their way across Lake Burley Griffin in a total absence of breeze under a perfect blue sky.… Continue reading


Changing Seasons: April

April in Canberra. In many parks and gardens, autumnal trees flaunt their red and yellow leaves or let them drop onto a thickening blanket of colour. My back yard is scattered with leaves from a crepe myrtle and ornamental grape, plants so beautiful in colour yet so sad as the branches strip off their leaves,… Continue reading


Changing Seasons: March

On Friday night at 6.30 daylight saving time, the autumnal sky over Lake Burley Griffin was amazing as the last sunbeams shone on the clouds, a perfect backdrop for an air display by a RAAF F/A-18 Hornet. There were two displays on two nights. These photos are from the first night, the rehearsal! The official… Continue reading


Changing Seasons: February

Until last weekend there was a hole in my soul, a beachy space that I was eager to fill. I had not been to the beach at all in December or January when the surf, sand and sun were calling me. Once upon a time the beach was a magnet whose pull I could not… Continue reading


Changing Seasons: January

Cardinal Guzman has put up a photo challenge that seems challenging enough for me as a non-photographer. He has two versions. I’ve chosen the easy path: Each month, post one photo (recipe, painting, drawing, whatever) that represents your interpretation of the month. Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material! This morning I was in the… Continue reading