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Ready for Halloween

The limoncello and the wine are the most important parts!

Halloween Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 31st October 2017

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Funny Cat

She is eighteen, totally blind, and almost totally deaf. And yet she insists on climbing the fence to get to our garden, climbing two flights of stairs to get to our deck, and snuffling around for possible chicken snacks every day.

Not great pictures, but you can see her blind eyes in the last one.

Blind Calico Cat Canberra Australia 26th May 2017 Sonya Heaney Cute 1

Blind Calico Cat Canberra Australia 26th May 2017 Sonya Heaney Cute 2

Blind Calico Cat Canberra Australia 26th May 2017 Sonya Heaney Cute 3

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Happy Easter!

We are having a very Ukrainian Easter here.

Ukrainian Easter Eggs Embroidery Pysanky in Canberra Australia Sonya Oksana Heaney 2017

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When you planned to sit in the shade…

This hot afternoon. Only, the local magpie family decided a few days ago that the furniture was their new home, and now you can never use it!


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Just remembering…

This evening a year ago, Canberra was hit by a freak summer hailstorm that caused huge damage.

It was my father’s birthday – the day before Australia Day – and we suddenly heard this HUGE, deafening noise coming from the southwest. I ordered the neighbour’s cat (who was hanging out here) into our house. We closed everything up.

And then it hit us, and we had to stand a full metre from the glass because the sports ball-sized ice was coming in at a huge angle and smacking against the glass. We all ended up with some significant damage to our houses. The roof leaked, and most of our doors, windows and decks were damaged.

It seems we have freak weather at this time every year now! Sometimes it’s hail, and sometimes it’s fire.

Canberra Hail Storm 25th January 26th January 2016 Sonya Heaney Ice 4am Nature

The back deck eight hours afterwards. It was a hot day; there’s still ice everywhere!

The Canberra Times actually used this picture – no idea why, as it’s no masterpiece.

Hail Storm Gowrie Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Summer 25th January 2015 Sonya Heaney Nature Rex Burmese Cat

The neighbours’ cat investigating during the storm.

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Goodbye, 2016.





Winter Lake Burley griffin Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney Seagulls Telstra Tower Black Mountain Sun Nature 30th July 2016

Tuesday Autumn Sunset Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Sonya Oksana Heaney 12th April 2016 Sun Sky Trees Nature DSC09517DSC09515

Norcia Italy Sonya Oksana Heaney June 2016



Sunset Brindabella Ranges Canberra Australia Sonya Oksana Heaney 20th January 2016 Summer Sky Clouds Nature




Hotel Hotel Canberra  Australia Foyer Entrance Sonya Heaney 17th August 2016

Spring Blossoms Canberra Australia Garden Flowers Blue Sky Sun Sonya Heaney 5th September 2016 IMG_0283




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Only a few days to go…


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16/12/2016 · 6:30 am