Boycott World Cup 2018

I hope many people will develop a conscience and join in the boycott of the World Cup in Russia that begins today. Who cares about men chasing a ball when it’s happening in Putin’s brutal, corrupt dictatorship?

I’m not sure how many war crimes in Ukraine and Syria, how many invasions and annexations, or how many assassinations it will take for the world to prioritise humanity over soccer, but we’re not there yet.

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Sunday Afternoon at the Kingston Foreshore #2

A gorgeous Sunday afternoon on Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra.

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Sunday Afternoon at the Kingston Foreshore #1

A gorgeous Sunday afternoon on Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra.

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Lake Burley Griffin x2

Here are two shots of the National Carillon on Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin this afternoon (it was a gift from Queen Elizabeth, and she personally opened it in 1970). It was supposed to be raining all day (“rain” in Canberra is usually about three seconds of sprinkles), but at the end of the day it was gorgeous.

Winter Lake Burley Griffin Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 9th June 2018 Carillon Nature Sunset pink

Winter Lake Burley Griffin Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 9th June 2018 Carillon Nature Sunset

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The Last of the Autumn Leaves #2

Canberra had some very early autumn leaves this year, and the rest of them are just coming out and falling now, days before winter.

The last of the Autumn Leaves Canberra Australia Autumn Colours Sonya Heaney 30th May 2018 Garden Nature 2

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The Last of the Autumn Leaves #1

Canberra had some very early autumn leaves this year, and the rest of them are just coming out and falling now, days before winter.

The last of the Autumn Leaves Canberra Australia Autumn Colours Sonya Heaney 30th May 2018 Garden Nature 1

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Reconciliation Day

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Today Canberra becomes the first place in Australia to host a public holiday for Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders. Reconciliation Day replaces the Family and Community Day holiday, which replaced the Melbourne Cup holiday before that.

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