Monthly Archives: May 2018

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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Cyborgs: Heroes Never Die

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Monday Morning in Canberra

The autumn leaves are a little late in Canberra this year!

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Saturday in Canberra

We had a late lunch in Manuka this afternoon. On the way home we had to drive past St Christopher’s Cathedral. Such blue sky. It looks a bit like it’s a Tuscan town. The trees around it were full of hundreds of sulphur-crested cockatoos.

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Sunday in Canberra

We were worried. After months of blue skies and no rain, Saturday was a terrible day. Sunday was the day of the Coral-Balmoral (Vietnam War) 50th anniversary service on Anzac Parade (the street that runs from the Australian War Memorial towards Parliament House). Hundreds of people came for it.

We were lucky: we had a sunny day, despite the forecast.

The first picture is (duh!) Parliament House, taken from the back of the car yesterday afternoon. It’s still all wrapped up for renovations. I’m not sure they should’ve done it EXACTLY when we’re celebrating the building being open for thirty years.

The second picture was taken at the side of the Vietnam War Memorial – you can see the wall of the main thing on the right – hours after the service (we went back after lunch to take a few more pictures), of the wreaths that were laid by dignitaries etc.

Australian Parliament House Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 13th May 2018 Capital Hill Mother_s Day Blue Sky Sunny Afternoon Autumn

Vietnam War Memorial Anzac Parade Coral and Balmoral 50 Fifty Years Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 13th May 2018

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Gorgeous Day in Canberra

It’s another beautiful day in Canberra, but I thought I’d better take a photo now because we’re expecting some showers over the weekend (not good – the only time it rains here and there’s a major military memorial on!). I’m so confused what to wear at the moment. It’s not summer, but it’s not winter. And it doesn’t feel like autumn!

Autumn Sunshine Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 9th May 2018 Blue Sky Autumn Colours Autumn Leaves Garden Nature.

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Sunny Weekend

Autumn in the garden in Canberra this afternoon.

Autumn Path Canberra Australia Sunny Afternoon Autumn Colours Autumn Leaves Sonya Heaney 5th May 2018 Garden Nature

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Autumn Sunshine

How’s this for the first of May?! It’s still in the mid-twenties in Canberra, and I’m working outside this afternoon, with this as my view.

Blue Sky Autumn Sunshine Canberra Australia 24 Degrees Sonya Heaney Eucalyptus Tree Gum Tree 1st May 2018 Garden Nature

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