Changing Seasons: June

June in Canberra. It’s officially the first month of winter in Australia. Here in this part of the country that’s more wintry than most, many of the trees are leafless, the maximum today is 13, feels like 8, the public servants still run morning, noon and night even when the wind is blowing at 35… Continue reading


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