Spring is nearly here and the Cherry Blossom trees on the small piece of parkland on the nearby main road gave me more than a mere hint of it’s coming last week. This tiny avenue of Cherry Blossom trees will be really quite spectacular soon.
Their bare limbs are dotted with tiny pink buds with white petals peeping out.
There is a small oval of green grass that will become a grazing pasture for the Galahs soon too. You may remember these images I made when I first moved to the western suburbs 11 months ago. I’ve seen these colourful, (and very common), Galahs a few times now, but never in the vast numbers that I saw that 1st week after moving in early October 2016.
These 2 images were made with the old Sony 18-200mm lens that only felt like auto focusing intermittently (after its devastating fall in June 2015) and eventually got retired to its original box in the camera drawer. I do miss it, but I kept getting blurred shots just when a new bird happened to fly by, and my usual patience got tested far too often and became more of a curse.
Weird day today.
Very chilly outdoors, but not a breath of wind at the moment. How unusual to see all the leaves and flowers on my balcony potted herbs perfectly still.
It’s actually a bit creepy.
Like the ‘calm before the storm’ and poor light for photography.
I’m waiting for a good sunny day to go back to Jawbone Conservation Reserve in Williamstown on the western side of Port Phillip Bay – of which, Melbourne is located at the northern end. I’ve found a bus route that goes right down to the car park by a small rocky outcrop between the ordinary sandy beach and the Conservation Area. I caught the bus down there last Saturday and came back to my starting point without even getting off the bus.
I explained to the bus driver that I was just going for the ride to see where the bus went 🙂
There’s a crack in the sky at the top of the hill at the moment, but otherwise it looks very bleak outdoors indeed.
Will it, or won’t it (rain)?
I’ve been on the phone part of the morning and my internet service provider not only gave me a free ‘top-up’of internet allowance, but offered me a cheaper plan with 2 extra GBs. We’ll see how 10GBs pans out (compared to the old 8GB plan which is no longer available – I was way past my 24 month plan and paying just month-to-month since it ended in March 2016).