Canberra has enjoyed a superb spring to date. It was straight up warmer weather, clear sky, and plenty of sun from the moment the sun was rising on the 1st of September. Everywhere you looked you could see that everything seemed so much brighter, and you, the non-hay fever sufferers you, could happily inhale that fresh spring smell in the air. Some said it was a fake spring, because the weather was really too good to be true. It was […]
It’s early autumn in Canberra and we are slowly gearing up towards winter. The temperature dropped by two degrees or ten (at nights), and light jackets have started to see the light of days again. I was out walking and enjoying the sun while really savouring the changing colours around me. I love the colours of Canberra around this time of year. This early in autumn, all the leaves with changing colours are pretty much still hanging on tight to […]
English Garden, Yarralumla. It’s super windy again in Canberra (59 km/hr wind, 80km/hr gusts) so obviously I was attracted to and captured the only things that didn’t move because they stood out so… Photos taken on iPhone
Like it was in autumn when some trees have changed their colours before the rest of them caught on, those -I’m sure they are the same- trees now have decided to spruce up some happy spring colours before spring is officially here. The random patches of colours here and there around town made the windiest month of winter almost bearable. They made the season a bit more -dare I say it- delightful. This winter is soon going to be over, […]
Call it obsession, lack of variation, or anything you want. Bald trees and/ dead trees will always be one of the things I love to capture in a photograph. Is it the gloom, or is it the shape, I’m not actually sure what draws me to them. For the lack of a better word let’s just call it an obsession. For now.
A wonderful fun we had at Lanyon Homestead today. Taken a lot of photos I have indeed. I will not bore you with more words, here are some of the photos I enjoyed taking today. The Drawing Room (The photo has been taken before we were told no photography allowed inside the homestead. Oops!) A very tiny girl? Or very tall trees? Couldn’t say no a beautiful bald tree, could I? Even the spiders made a very impressive web there. […]
It’s a wall of branches separating the bright and the dark side. All the front side of the tree was touched by the setting sun, getting all the warmth, while it’s completely black on the other side. Light and shadows outlined the shape of the tree really well. This light showcased how spectacular my lilac tree rocking the winter look. I love it.
Winter is just around the corner. A lot more trees without leaves started to dominate the scenery now. The trees that still have some leaves started to lose their top foliage covering the ground beneath with blankets of autumn coloured dried leaves. Soon they too will be left bare. I was (more) grateful (than usual) for my iPhone today. There I was feeling quite smug about my ‘time management’ that I could stop by Black Mountain Peninsula for a quick photo walk […]
The Canberra International Music Festival brought us to Kingston Foreshore today. It was a nice community event; great music, nice kiosks, lovely mulled wine and great companies. I was wearing my loyal converse with thin socks that gave me no warmth whatsoever. So once I could no longer feel my toes I decided it was time to head home. We passed these baldies on our way back to the car park. I could never resist bald trees, so I managed […]
Today’s post features two of my favorite trees. They are two completely different trees, as you can see above. I have posted a photo of each tree in previous months, but again, as they are my favorites, they will be featured probably many more times than you like or care. The bald tree I see everyday during the weekdays as it was located between my kids’ two schools. I took this photo around 9AM after the school drop-off, when the […]
Categories: iPhonegraphy, Nature, Project 365 - 2012 • Tags: autumn colours, autumn day, bald tree, Canberra, iPhone app, misty morning, my oval tree, Nikon D90, Project 365 - 2012, suburban, tree obsession