Hello again 🙂 Last week we made a return visit to stay at Johanna Beach which is near Cape Otway, part of The Great Ocean Road trail. Being the middle of winter the weather was very stormy with some very rough seas, which being from Swansea in the UK, I love. The sense of being a small part of a wild landscape is very thrilling 😀
Hello! I hope everyone has had a good week – it is cold and wet here, very wintry. This image was taken late afternoon after a brief but intense thunder storm whilst we were staying at Johanna Beach near Cape Otway last month. The storms that came later that night were incredibly dramatic with lightening that lasted hours.
Wednesday was the 1st of June and the first official day of winter here in Australia. This last week has been cold – the day before saw dawn temperatures down to -4 C. I took this image just before work at first light, a beautiful sky and the promise of a cold but good day 🙂
Hello again to everyone! A good harvest is safely in (our earliest ever) and now it seems autumn may be early – everything is out of step. I took this image yesterday, the Avenue of Honour in Macedon. I’ve taken an image of this road before (click for link), last time in spring on my converted Nikon D90 in near infrared. I may be a week too soon for the colours but still very beautiful 🙂
I live near Mount Macedon where there are a lot of houses with beautiful gardens (most are more like parks, being acres in size) that were planted in the late 19th Century, landscaped with beautiful northern hemisphere trees and plants. They are often open to the public in spring and autumn. Last month I visited one and saw this huge and wonderful old Beech tree, its crown in full autumn glory 🙂
Last Tuesday was a cold day full of quickly moving heavy rain bands – as I was leaving work there was a very heavy shower and the sun was low which resulted in a double rainbow. Regular readers will recognise this viewpoint from which I’ve taken many a sunrise 🙂
Autumn has been a bit odd this year – normally there are beautiful sunny days but this year has seen a lot of grey days and it is very dry. This image was taken last week, there was a frost and it turned out to be a beautiful day 🙂 This is a creek that runs into the dam and was taken literally as the sun was about to come up over the horizon.
I took this image in December – a cloudless day with golden grass (and very harsh light!). I was struck by the simplicity of the scene, the curve of the background and just this tree..sitting on the fence 🙂
Robyn from Captivate Me included me in the B&W Challenge where you post 5 consecutive B&W images and nominate a person to take up the challenge with each post, so this is my Day 2 of 5. In turn, today I am nominating Truel’s Blog. I must stress, this is NOT a have to participate challenge but something that might be fun, but only if you have the time and/or inclination and feel comfortable with it 🙂
Well, I did go back to Alowyn Gardens for the flowering of the 100 Metre long Wisteria Avenue. We were probably a week too early for the blooms to be at their best, but this was the only opportunity I had. The smell was so heady, a real delight – and then the sound of the bees was wonderful 🙂 This wasn’t an easy shot, a very popular and busy garden and conditions that made exposure difficult – I think it was worth it though 🙂