We’ve had rain every day (and often overnight) for about 10 days now and the forecast for next week looks like it’s going to continue.
None of my cameras are waterproof and with the massive task of setting up a new Photo Library, it’s been a good time to work indoors.
Unlike when I lived next to the Royal Botanic Gardens 4 years ago, where there were lots of sun shelters and a couple of restaurants, there is no shelter from the rain or strong winds walking along the river behind my current apartment block, so even light rain showers prohibit walking outdoors with a camera.
Not that I can complain about the inclement weather (it plunged down to 11C degrees the other day), we badly need our dams and water reservoirs filled after such a dry Summer here in Melbourne.
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.
I have literally hundreds of Autumn leaf images so here’s a select few. I’ll include a few more in the next post.
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, MELBOURNE
MILLSWYN STREET, SOUTH YARRA . The tree was in the street where I used to live around the early 1990s.
LEAF LITTER ON THE CAR PARKED OUTSIDE MY APARTMENT
SAME STREET IN THE PREVIOUS COUPLE OF IMAGES – SOUTH YARRA
DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE WALL IN THE PREVIOUS IMAGE
THIS IS THE COBBLED BLUESTONE BACK LANE I USED TO WALK THE 2 STREET TO THE RBG. There are many streets in inner Melbourne that have cobbled bluestone laneways which is where the horse and carriages would drive in the early days of Melbourne’s settlement in post 1835.
RBG – LATE AFTERNOON ON MY WALK THROUGH THE GARDENS TO GO HOME
AUTUMN LEAVES REFLECTED IN THE ORNAMENTAL LAKE, RBG
AUTUMN LEAVES REFLECTED IN THE ORNAMENTAL LAKE, RBG. NOTE: The blue colour is actually the sky colour reflected from the lake surface
A DIFFERENT SHADE OF AUTUMN
AUTUMN LEAVES on the boardwalk outside my local pharmacy.
STEPS IN A SMALL GARDEN IN THE INNER EASTERN SUBURB OF RICHMOND
…AND OF COURSE THIS IS THE VIEW FROM MY CURRENT APARTMENT BALCONY