Monthly Archives: March 2018

Autumn Heat

It’s back up in the thirties in Canberra today, with sunny skies and autumn leaves.

We’re heading to the coast for the long weekend (where it’s going to be cooler). There’s no internet at our accommodation – Australia is just about the world’s most backwards country when it comes to internet access!

However, I hope to have some pictures when I get back. We’ll be at Broulee, where I’ve spent a bit of time over the years. it’s a huge beach and with really only a few locals around – nothing like the more built-up areas to the north.

Sunny Autumn Heatwave Canberra Australia Autumn Colours Autumn Leaves Sonya Heaney Garden 29th March 2018 31 Degrees Nature

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Weekend Sunset

Cloudy Sunday evening in Canberra.

Canberra Australian Capital Territory Australia Sunset Sonya Heaney Autumn Sky Clouds Nature 25th March 2018

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Lake Burley Griffin

It was a moody day at the lake in Canberra yesterday, but we didn’t get any rain.

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First Autumn Leaves in Canberra

They’re not much yet, but here they are!

First Autmn Leaves Sonya Heaney Tuggeranong Canberra Australia March 2018 Garden Nature

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Eye + Foot + Ear + Bushy Tail

The mother possum taking a look at me at dinnertime yesterday. I’m disappointed, because moments earlier the baby had popped out of the hole for a look around – I missed getting a picture of it!

This evening – after dark – she came for a walk around my feet when I was sitting on the steps, and I just saw her about two metres up a tree at our back deck. She’s a very busy creature!

Common brushtail possum Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 20th March 2018

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This Bundle of Fur…

We’ve had a female brushtail possum living in the centuries-old gum tree next to my bedroom window for a few years now. She is super-active at night, and crashes around in the undergrowth about a metre from my bed some time between five and six most mornings.

Now she has a baby, and she lumbers around the garden paths with it on her back at night, not even caring if we’re right next to her. She’s also pretty good at making those horrible, loud Exorcist noises and keeping people awake all night!

Of course, I take pity on her and leave out water and fruit, even though she sleeps all day but refuses to extend the same courtesy to us!

Brushtail Possum Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney Eucalytpus Tree Gum Tree 20th march 2018

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Saturday Evening in Canberra

I couldn’t get a proper picture from where I am at the moment, but we are having a beautiful evening in Canberra, and similar – but hotter – weather is forecast for tomorrow.

At the moment, all the sulphur-crested cockatoos are screeching as they fly to… wherever they go for the night, and the currawongs are doing their thing. The picture looks peaceful, but it’s very noisy here!

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