BACK TO WINTER

After my lovely walk last Sunday, its been pretty much back to the gusty, cold winds and the overcast skies of Winter this week.  I had to go through the city centre on Tuesday to another medical appointment (via taxi this time), but generally, its been too cold (for me) to go outdoors.

My life is based on health and weather.  These 2 subjects shape my Photography Life.

This morning I scanned next week’s forecast and can see Sunday and Wednesday have good forecasts, with Tuesday and Thursday minimal rain, so looks like some more good walking/photography weather might, JUST MIGHT, be a possibility.

It’s the infinite possibilities that make each day in retirement a joy.  You just never know how a day is going to ‘pan out’.  I love the Freedom of (early) retirement and while I sometimes complain about a bad pain day, the reality is, at least I can do nothing on that day and take in a good DVD documentary or book or just watch the House Sparrows on my balcony fence. (or the %#$@! household chores), with a good cup of herbal tea by my side.

Even watching the rat on my side fence (or birdseed stand) in my old ground floor apartment next to the Royal Botanic Gardens had some entertainment value for me.

Of course there was Peter the Possum that kept me entertained around Midnight every night back in those days living on the south-east side of Melbourne and became the subject of many a Google Blog post back in 2010 when I first bought a small point and shoot camera.

Peter the Possum – a regular visitor to my side fence about 4 feet from my balcony.

In the meantime I’d like to share these amazing cloud formations from late last Sunday afternoon (after I arrived home).  While I don’t get the spectacular 180 degree views of the sky as I did in my previous apartment on the north-east side of Melbourne, I still sometimes get some interesting cloud cover.  I’ve learned to appreciate Nature in all it’s forms – good, bad and downright ugly and clouds that float by are a favourite subject of mine as they are never the same.

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