Canberra in Winter

It’s starting to seem like spring has arrived.

Winter Garden Canberra Australia 20th August 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

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Cockatoo at sunset in Canberra

Sulphur-crested cockatoo at sunset in Canberra Australia 21sy January 2012 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

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20/08/2014 · 8:30 am

Enlighten Canberra

A random picture of the National Library of Australia lit up for Enlighten Canberra.

Enlighten Canberra 2012 9th March National Library of Australia Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

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Summer Sky

It’s actually winter here in Canberra at the moment, but here’s a picture from summer.

Canberra Australia Sky 17th February 2012 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

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Timothy Ash: #West may be telling #Ukraine to stand on its own against #Russia

Sonya Heaney:

I don’t understand the world at the moment…

Originally posted on Take A Stand:

By Timothy AshPeople load their furniture in a vehicle as they leave after a shelling in Donetsk, on August 14, 2014. Heavy shelling smashed into the centre of Donetsk, once a bustling city of one million. Fierce clashes between government forces and rebel fighters have killed 74 civilians over the last three days in east Ukraine's war-torn Donetsk region, local authorities said on August 14. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFFPeople load their furniture in a vehicle as they leave after a shelling in Donetsk, on August 14, 2014. Heavy shelling smashed into the centre of Donetsk, once a bustling city of one million. Fierce clashes between government forces and rebel fighters have killed 74 civilians over the last three days in east Ukraine’s war-torn Donetsk region, local authorities said on August 14. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF © AFP.

The most interesting thing over the past 24 hours was the Russian military convoy passing through the border into Ukraine, witnessed and photographed by Western and even Russian media outlets.

And, more remarkably, has been the muted reaction from the West and indeed from the Western media.

Some 4-5 weeks ago, the White House PR machine would have been going into overdrive, and warning of new sanctions iterations in the pipeline unless Russia “de-escalated.” Thus far

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Village in Ukraine

Here’s a picture taken in my grandmother’s village in Ukraine in May last year. My grandmother was taken by the Nazis during Operation Barbarossa in 1941 and never made it back, but we’ve been a number of times.

Ukrianian Village Novostavtsi Ukraine 28th May 2013 Sonya Henaey Oksana Heaney

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On the street in Lviv, Ukraine.

Lviv Ukraine 27th May 2013 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

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08/08/2014 · 1:58 pm