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What an Afternoon!

It seems autumn has forgotten to arrive in Canberra (although there are some seasonal colours around now). Our temperatures are still in the high twenties and early thirties every day, and look at the blue skies we have!

Canberra Australia Blue Sky Australian Capital Territory Tuggeranong Sonya Heaney Eucalyptus Tree Gum Tree Autumn Sunny Afternoon 4th April 2018

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Hot Autumn Afternoon

Travelling inland and homewards today the sun got brighter, the sky got bluer, and the temperature rose and rose. It’s so hot and dry in Canberra, even though we’re well into autumn now.

Canberra Australia Australian Capital Territory Hot Afternoon Autumn Colours Autumn Leaves Sonya Natalia Heaney Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 Garden Blue Sky Nature

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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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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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Where’s Lunch?!

Our whole magpie family was waiting for us when we got home this afternoon. I guess they came for lunch when we weren’t there.

These are the parents, both standing on one leg in the shade on the railing , while the babies did weird things in trees.

Magpies Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney Hot Afternoon Autumn Garden 9th Amrch 2018 Birds Nature

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