AUTUMN IN THE DANDENONG RANGES (east of Melbourne’s outer suburbs)

From the archives

18th May 2014

These trees would be mainly English and European trees planted in this small park.   The late afternoon sun was still present at the start of this series, but later, just before we left, the light had mostly gone.

THE SOUND OF SILENCE

Rain has fallen overnight and still softly pitter-pattering on my lounge roof at midday.

The construction workers over the road are working elsewhere as the rain precludes working on the building facade today.

To me, such minimal sound is like Silence.

I love it.

I love the faint sound of Nature’s presence reminding me that I don’t live in an urban area, just surrounded by Nature.   Far away from the sounds of humans (or I did before the developers moved across the road and decimated my wonderful cliff face).

A distant call of an Australian Magpie just reminded me I live halfway between the city and the country.

I came across this old image of Autumn leaves in the Fitzroy Gardens, made 21st April 2011, this morning.   Years later I went back to this site and found the mound of rocks had been removed the area re-landscaped.

It’s one of those images I enjoy every time I see it.   It reminds me of the impermanence of this life I have and how nothing ever stays the same.

LOOKING FOR AUTUMN – PART I

I was ‘cruising’  through my archives last night looking for Autumn.

The image below, made in the nearby Pipemaker’s Park in Maribyrnong, is probably my all-time favourite image.

Made on the 13th April, 2017, mid-afternoon, it was one of those right time, right place images in which the brilliant Autumn afternoon sun back-lit some of the Autumn Leaves on this old arbor perfectly.

Colonial Garden, Pipemaker’s Park, Maribyrnong

I have literally hundreds of Autumn leaf images so here’s a select few.  I’ll include a few more in the next post.