Weekend Wanderings: Late Winter Days in Banyule Flats
Spring isn’t that far away from here, but you can see signs of it everywhere. All along the roads in the country the wattle is out in flower and there is yellow everywhere. It really is a stunning time of the year. We don’t get those brilliant autumn colours that many places get, but we get lots of bright yellows in late winter and into early spring.
I went out one day recently to Banyule Flats when rain was predicted to see if I could get some macro photos of the first blossoms for the season and maybe see how it looks right before a storm.
I love seeing the parks when it gets dark and storm clouds are coming. There had already been rain and the ground was wet with puddles of water everywhere.
Can I just say I love my new Merrell shoes. It still amazes me how you can walk around somewhere that is wet and muddy and your feet don’t get muddy. I’m getting used to it.
Then it started raining. I rushed to the swamp to try and get photos of the rain on the water. Unfortunately trying to change the lens in the rain took a bit too long and the rain didn’t last long. I am hoping to get more of it over the coming months.
The birds were having a lovely time in the water and rain. Some of them were very dark from the mud.
I’m hoping to get out to take some photos this weekend. The second lens from Tamron has arrived, the 28-300mm and I really want to try it out. I had a quick play in the garden this morning and wow, oh wow. I was taking photos in the front garden with it and I couldn’t believe how close I could get to the flowers, almost like a macro, but not quite.
That’s what I’m hoping to do this weekend, I hope you have great plans too.