Saturday, 27 April 2013

Autumn Saturday Snapshot April 27

Sydney doesn't really do autumn.
 
 
Instead we enjoy a long lazy hazy couple of months with midday temps that hover around 26°C and night time lows of 16°.
 
 
We flirt with autumn a little, we hint at it, a suggestion is made, but then, suddenly one day the lovely warm days are over and that's that.
 
 
I've lived most of my life in western NSW. The extreme heat of summer and cold of winter is rewarded by amazing spring and autumnal displays.
 
I do miss the display of red, yellow, purple and orange that heralds a country autumn.
 
But I do not miss the cold and frosty walks to work in the morning that make this possible. And I do not miss coming home to a cold, dark house that only just warms as you go to bed with your electric blanket and bed socks!
 
Below I've included a few pics I took on my walks around Sydney this week - the lovely flowers still blooming with such glorious days and sunsets (and one gratuitous shot of Sydney Harbour!)



 

 
 

  
Autumn also means the beginning of the soccer season for us. At this time of the year, there is nothing nicer than standing on the sideline cheering on the boys.
 
 
 
Saturday Snapshot is a meme hosted by Alyce from At Home With Books.
 
The rules are simple:
 
To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken and leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.  
 


18 comments:

  1. Wonderful shots. I especially like the flower with the bee. I tried to catch a large bee flying last weekend but couldn't get him in the shot.
    I like the crispness of your shots. Mine are so fuzzy today going through a window screen. :-(

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  2. Your flower shots are lovely, but my favourite is the bridge and boats. There is something magical about the quality of light on the boats, and the menacing dark cloud in the background.

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    1. The storm never materialised, but the clouds made for an amazing sunset that evening as I was going home on the ferry.

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  3. Lovely photos...I feel like I took that walk with you. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  4. Sydney is one of my favourite places in the world so gratuitous harbour shots are always welcome. She doesn't do autumn though. We do autumn up in the Tablelands of course- but I managed to escape the cold this week, and just spent a lovely, and warm, week up in Newcastle- enjoying your glorious autumn days.

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  5. Amazing shots. The boats and bridge is my favorite.

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  6. Beautiful shots of the flower and I loved the picture of the Sydney harbor!

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  7. Great photos! I really like the one of the tugboats!

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    1. :-) Those 'tugboats' are the iconic Sydney ferries. I caught one of those home a few minutes after taking the photo!

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  8. Excellent photography. Love the foliage, the roses, waterscape and is that last one a soccer match? Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes, both my step-sons play elite soccer. Our lives are spent ferrying them around between training sessions and games - I think I know every single football field intimately in the greater Sydney region!!

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  9. Gorgeous pictures! I love the one of the flower with the bee, and the light in the one of the boats, so pretty. Here’s my Saturday snapshot post.
    ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

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  10. I love the boats and bridge photo - stunning! I know I'm being silly, but I've always imagined Australia as somewhere that is perpetually warm. It's hard for me to think of it having winter and frosts. :)

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  11. Great pictures! I particularly love pictures of flowers and the shot with the bee is awesome!

    Here is my SATURDAY SNAPSHOT post.

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  12. Beautiful photos! The plants and trees are spectacular! You'll find my photos here

    Daisy from A Serendipitous Life

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  13. Australia is in my bucket list. I love Aussie authors, your fierce landscapes, serene and sometimes violent seascapes, and of course, your accent. ;) Lovely, lovely snapshots!

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    1. You just mentioned some of the things I love about Australia too - except we don't have accents - you guys do!!!!

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  14. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

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