I’m in Brisbane for a few days. We were late arriving last night because – after Canberra Airport was closed the day before because it was surrounded by bushfires – yesterday planes from Sydney were diverted to Canberra because of a storm!
We flew around that storm on the way up to Queensland, and it was pretty spectacular sering all that lightning from the sky.
Here’s this morning’s view from my apartment.
Bushfire smoke surrounding the gardens of our holiday property in ironically-named Smoko in Victoria a few days ago.
I’ve been in rural Victoria for the past week, and we managed to visit Mount Buffalo in the Great Dividing Range only an hour or so before the bushfire smoke from interstate rolled into the region.
Here’s a shot of the view – with the last blue sky of the year – though it’s already hazy in the background …
The mountains and river (our lunch table view!) around Vardzia, Georgia, with its cave city built into the cliff face, and nearby Khertvisi Fortress.
Monday pictures from the capital of Georgia.
I’m a cat magnet, and this kitten on top of a mountain nearly came home with me! Such a big purrer! Then there was the random dog on the stairs up – followed by a random DUCK.
Tbilisi’s skyline shows the city’s history as a crossroads between Europe and Asia, with some Soviet architectural scars to boot. So many beautiful old buildings are falling to pieces.
And then there was the mountaintop Soviet-style entertainment!