Monthly Archives: June 2016

Winter Sunset

Winter Sunset Canberra Australia 28th June 2016 Sonya Heaney Sun Sky Garden Nature

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28/06/2016 · 5:56 pm

Driving Home

View out the (dirty!) window on the drive from Queanbeyan to Canberra yesterday afternoon.

Driving Home Queanbeyan to Canberra Australia Winter 24th June 2016 Sonya Heaney Sky Clouds Nature

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Sunny winter afternoon in Canberra

I couldn’t see what I was taking a picture of!

Gum Eucalyptus Tree Canbera Australia Winter Sun 25th June 2016 Sonya Heaney.

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Back to regular programming soon…

In an example of absolutely perfect timing, my camera broke and died when we arrived home at Canberra Airport, after two months of travelling! I will be going through some pictures from the trip soon, and will try and dig up my older camera (and hope it still works) for some newer shots from here.

But next week. I’m trying to get my life back in order after such a long trip!

In the meantime, here is a random Canberra sunset shot from a few months ago.

Sunset Canberra Australia Autumn 12th April 2016 Sonya Heaney Nature

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We were away for two months…

And it took the neighbours’ cat twenty-four hours to move back into our house! Also, our garden seems to think it’s still autumn. It’s no colder here in winter than it was for most our trip to Europe in summer!

Rex Cat 21st June 2016

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Yesterday in Rome

The crowds are always crazy at the Trevi Fountain, but I think there were about seventy million people there yesterday!

We are just walking past things this time, rather than (for example) dealing with all the crowds and security at places like the Vatican. A lot of walking was done yesterday, and we’re planning on just as much today…



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To Rome

Rome is a city I have visited plenty of times before, and it was so nice to just arrive today and be able to take our time and walk around and have a very long, very late lunch (yay for restaurants in Rome staying open all afternoon!).

The differences since the last time I was here?

There are a million more tourists, and they now have the army out in the streets because of the fear of Islamic extremism. Oh – and the horrid McDonald’s opposite the Pantheon has finally shut (last picture)!

The first picture is our view. I hope I will take some better pictures soon.




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We had a day off from travelling today, and instead stayed at our property. We did manage the kilometre or two walk to the main road and back, so I count that as exercise!

The first picture is of our house, and the second is of our street. It was (finally!) very hot!



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Today in Italy

Random shots of my day in southern Italy.

Only six more nights before we fly home. That sounds like a lot, but after two months? Not so much!





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In the Garden

The house we are staying in here in southern Italy has huge gardens. Many of the plants are the same as those we have in Canberra.

However, they have these flowers in a few different colours, and I don’t remember ever seeing them before.


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