Monthly Archives: April 2015

More Autumn Colours

This was from a few days ago, when Canberra got the tail end of Sydney’s awful storms. We only got a bit of it, so the week was half-sun and half-grey skies!

Autumn Garden Canberra Australia 26th April 2015 Sonya Heaney 1

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Sunday Sunset

A couple of shots from the drive from Canberra to Queanbeyan for dinner at my grandmother’s house on Sunday evening. In this new car it’s hard to get a good shot from the back seat, so they’re not fantastic!

We have as much bushland and farmland around Australia’s capital city as we do buildings, so there’re lots of opportunities for nature and sunset shots.

Sunset Canberra to Queanbeyan Australia 26th April 2015 Sonya Heaney 1

Sunset Sky Clouds Tuggeranong Canberra Australia 26th April 2015 Sonya Heaney 1

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Kangaroos at Sunset

One day we’ll actually stop on this road and I’ll take some decent – clear and closer – pictures of the many hundreds of kangaroos on the way from Canberra to Queanbeyan. This is when we were speeding past in the car, and I managed to miss almost all of them in my picture!

We have a plague of them in the Canberra region, and it’s really annoying when people from Australia’s bigger cities (and Japan!) – big, heaving places where you NEVER see kangaroos! – try and tell us how we’re supposed to deal with them. Try living with them jumping on your car, in your house, attacking you when you’re out walking or jogging, destroying the environment because they’re overpopulated…

We have had a couple of cars destroyed by kangaroos in the middle of the city. This picture was taken from a car we had to get after a kangaroo totalled our last one recently. Our neighbours had a massive dead kangaroo in their front garden one afternoon, and we live not far from the CBD.

However, I don’t dislike them at all. I think they’re great, and they look spectacular jumping en masse at sunset.

Kangaroos Canberra to Queanbeyan Sunset Australia 26th April 2015 Sonya Heaney 1

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Hall of Remembrance

The Hall of Remembrance at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on Anzac Day on the weekend.

Hall of Remembrance Australian War Memorial Canberra Australia Anzac Day 25th April 2015 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney.

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Driving Home

The sun coming out in Canberra in the afternoon after an Anzac Day shower…

Parliament Southside Canberra Australia Black Mountain Tower Anzac Day 25th April 2015 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney.

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More Autumn

Autumn colours in the garden…

Autumn Colours Blue Sky Gowrie Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 22nd April 2015IMG_3805

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Sunny Afternoon

We managed a bit of sunshine in Canberra while New South Wales was having their horror storms last week.

Autumn Colours Blue Sky Gowrie Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 22nd April 2015IMG_3807

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King Parrots

There are a few times each year where Canberra seems to fill up with a gazillion king parrots. This tree in the garden has been full of them, but because they tend to blend in with their surroundings, it’s hard to get a decent photograph!

King Parrots Gowrie Tuggeraning Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 23rd April 2015.

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Sunday Sunset

The view from the back of the car on the way from Canberra to Queanbeyan, Australia this evening…

I have some better pictures I’ll share in the next few days.

Driving Canberra to Queanbeyan Australia Sonya Heaney 26th April 2015

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Anzac Day – Vietnam War

Because Anzac Day is such a big deal this year, here are some of my father’s pictures from the Vietnam War (he’s the one with black hair).

Australian Army, 1968-69.

Christopher Heaney Australian Army Vietnam War 1968 1969 IMG_0078

Bones - Christopher Heaney Australian Army Vietnam War 1960s

Binh Ba 1 - Copy

Binh Ba L3 - Copy

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