Monthly Archives: January 2019

Canberra Heatwave

Here’s our resident red wattlebird trying to cope with the heat on Saturday afternoon. For reference, the second picture is what it’s supposed to look like – and does when it’s not forty degrees all week!

red wattlebird canberra australia summer heatwave sonya heaney 25th january 2019

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Australia Day…

Things aren’t going to be very comfortable for the official, mostly outdoor (and increasingly controversial) Australia Day events here in Canberra (that run from the 25th-26th)!

canberra australia day heatwave 24th-25th-26th january 2019

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After the storm….

We had a freak five-minute lightning/hail storm in Canberra this afternoon, and this is what the sky looked like at dinnertime.

after the storm canberra australia summer sunset sonya heaney 23rd january 2019 sky nature

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Summer Heatwave Sunset in Canberra

Taken from the car on the way over Lake Burley Griffin on Sunday, so it’s not that great!

canberra summer heatwave sunset australia sonya heaney 20th january 2019

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Rome: City and Empire

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We visited the Rome exhibition at the National Museum of Australia on Sunday afternoon (a tip: go late in the day and you won’t have to wait in a queue for an hour – but there’ll be some fingerprints on all the glass cabinets!).

Here are a few more shots:

The entrance (with me!).

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The Emperor Augustus, who looks suspiciously like Vladimir Putin!

augustus vladimir putin rome exhibition national museum of australia canberra sonya heaney 20th january 2019

And I was SO happy to see they’d labelled Crimea as Ukraine, despite what Russia is currently up to.

kerch crimea ukraine rome exhibition national museum of australia canberra

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Poor Bird!

This little half-grown rosella just crashed into our window in Canberra this afternoon. With the temperature hitting 40 degrees in the past hour, the birds are a little distressed. I’ve been putting water our everywhere!

eastern rosella tuggeranong canberra australia sonya heaney summer heatwave 40 degrees 15th january 2019

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The Canberra Heat is Getting Worse!

canberra austalia's capital city summer heatwave bom forecast 14th january 2019 sonya heaney 39 degrees 40 degrees 41 degrees

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14/01/2019 · 6:49 pm