Sheer Bliss is a lovely cool day with lots of rain (so I don’t have to water my balcony garden).

Note:  the UV Index is extreme from 9.20am to 5.30pm (in the weather forecast below) though.

I woke several times during the night to the sound of rain softly falling, but my bedroom was still a little too warm for comfort.  Yesterday, I managed to get home from my appointment on the other side of the city just as a few drops of rain started to fall (and it rained the rest of the afternoon), but rivulets of perspiration were running dow my face from the humidity (as much as the heat).

Today is Sheer Bliss –  (I think I already told you that) 🙂

Some folk might even call the day ‘cold’.

The rest of the week is going to be in the low 20s C also.

From my archives 2nd August 2010

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Max 20
Morning rain.
Possible rainfall: 10 to 20 mm
Chance of any rain: 95%

Melbourne area

Cloudy morning. Very high (95%) chance of rain, contracting east and clearing during the morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower during the afternoon and evening with partly cloudy conditions. Winds southerly 25 to 40 km/h.

Fire Danger – High

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]



From the archives

Many years ago, I used to use Picasa software to make collages or Birthday Cards.  I no longer have this software and this morning I discovered its no longer available.  The collage above is one of many I made in the early days of my Photography hobby.  



From the Archives……over the last 7 years.

Just how many (mainly) green photos can you shoot when you’re Living in Nature – I seem to have hundreds.  Here’s a small selection.


Since I moved from the south-eastern side of Melbourne where I lived next to the Royal Botanic Gardens, I’ve been planning a trip back to the RBG to capture some more images of Autumn.

Going through my archives this morning, I came across the photos I shot on the 6th May 2013.

Seems like early to mid-May is the best week to go.

Here’s a few old images to whet your appetite.

And RBG images wouldn’t be complete without a shot of my favourite bird photography subject – the Nankeen Night Heron – captured on this same Autumn day.

(for those interested, this shot was made after scrambling down a steep slippery slope of wet rotting Autumn leaves under a large tree and nearly falling into the lake.  While quite funny at the time, I’m glad I saved myself in time as I would have had to walk home in a muddy, wet pair of jeans, but more importantly, I would have missed this favourite shot of the Heron.  This half-sunken tree the heron is standing on is hidden from the regular walking path and I liked to claim it as my secret spot to see birds up close).

But while one can get  close, one false move and the bird(s) fly away.

Of course there are flowers in bloom in Autumn – here’s a few.

Climbing Foxglove (if my memory serves me right).
Cobra lily (Arisarum vulgare)
Indian Shot Plant (Canna)