Living with Nature


The washing machine broke down last weekend and it was the washing machine’s fault that I had to get up early this morning. When the service centre booked me in for today’s service/repair visit I didn’t flinch or protest as the laundry was piling up and I don’t have many clothes these days. But when the service/repair man rang last night to schedule a 7.30am time-slot on a forecast of a perfect… Read More

The sky went a bit dark and gloomy and then came the hail. But that was 30 minutes ago. I couldn’t help but be drawn out on to my apartment’s balcony to check out the new sky (but it was, and still is, very cold).   PS I think I’ve ‘losing the plot’ as we say in Australia.  I thought I posted this image last night and this morning, I found it… Read More

From the archives – 21st September 2016 It’s been cold, extremely windy and VERY wintery weather in recent days………..just when I thought Winter was coming to an end and Spring might be soon appearing on the horizon. But still…….not much in the way of real heavy soaking rain this past winter in Melbourne. Maybe we’ll have record-breaking Spring rain like we had last year? Who knows. In the meantime, I’m in hibernation mode and… Read More

If you’ve enjoyed all my images of skies over Melbourne in recent years don’t forget to drop in to my other blog for a re-run from my archives here ……..Sunrise, Sunset & Cloud (that come in between).

Yesterday, for the first time since I moved to this western suburb of Maribyrnong 6 months ago, I FINALLY got around to walking down to the river at dusk. The light was just gorgeous. The cool breeze was just so refreshing. Really the best time of day at the moment. Of course, as I walked past the Nature Reserve fence I couldn’t help but look over to the (now) inaccessible lake.  I… Read More

If you followed my nature blog for a few years, you’ll know that when I lived on the north-east side of Melbourne on a 3rd floor apartment for 20 months, I had a 180 degree uninterrupted view of the sky (over the rooftops of the warehouses and residences right over to the Good Shepherd Chapel church spire in The Convent, Abbotsford. You’ll remember some of those brilliant sunsets (and occasionally sunrises, when… Read More