Weekend Wanderings – Winter In Banyule
There is a festival here called that, I haven’t done anything in it so far. It really hasn’t been something that I’ve been interested in really. They do run some great programs, but really, this post is more about where I live and yesterday I went out to see if I could get more autumn colours around here. There are some parks, like Warringal Parklands, in Heidelberg, that have trees that are deciduous, so the leaves have changed. It is still incredible that we are in June, and the trees are still changing colours and losing their leaves.
Some have done it and are ready for winter.
While there are plenty of others still in the process.
I have spoken about the rain before, haven’t I? It has been an unusual autumn this year. Normally the best time of the year to be in Melbourne is autumn, however this year, it has been terrible. We have had so much rain, it hasn’t been really cold, and the poor plants are so confused, they don’t know what is happening. Lose leaves, or not. Speaking of rain, that is what I encountered yesterday when I went out. More rain.
Aussie Rules football is massive here, everywhere, so on Saturdays in just about any park you can find grown men chasing a red oval shaped ball around the field. I took photos of this one, because I liked the colours of the trees in the background. Most of those should have lost their leaves by now, but they are hanging on.
There were a bunch of Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos having a feed under some pine trees. They always seem to be in large groups. I had the wrong lens on of course, I did what I could.
It was really nice, I explored some areas I haven’t explored before. I think that is possibly one of the best things about doing posts on places close to home, it forces me to see areas I hadn’t seen before. I went to one area, that I knew was there, but never been to before. There is so much parkland around here, I don’t know that I will ever see it all.
It had been raining very lightly while I was taking photos, but as I was heading back to the car it got very dark and as I got home it rained, and rained. I had intended to go out later, so I was very glad I’d decided to head out a little earlier.
I tried to get the number of images down, but I liked these so much, so there are quite a few, I’m sorry. I could save them, but then I wouldn’t have a reason to go out again. I hope you enjoy them and I hope you’ve been out taking photos too.