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.

AUTUMN LEAVES…………..

From the archives……

28th May, 2013

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.