Waterspout

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Spotted a waterspout on the way home yesterday, an intense thin trunk against the darkness of its storm cloud. I only had my tiny camera phone with me, so the best photo I got was taken several minutes after I'd spotted it, when it had already roped out and only ...

Freesias

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

The feral freesias are all budded out but not yet opened. This is the latest I can remember them appearing. The very cold winter has taken its toll. In 2005 they were out by the 28th of July, but that was a warm winter. In 2004, they were out by ...

Early bushfire season warning

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

From News.com.au: Early bushfire season warning ON the last day of the warmest winter on record, Sydney had an ominous preview of the bushfire season that lies ahead. Gale-force winds whipped a small grass fire at Menangle, to the southwest, into a 30m-high fireball over the Hume Highway - one of several outbreaks ...

Freesias

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

The first freesias are flowering along the beach bush track. I noticed their leaves coming up mid July. The wattles are coming out too, from top to bottom in their usual fashion. I can smell them when I walk down my street. Feels like winter is on the way out. I may ...

Warmer

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

It's warmer today. I don't need my big coat to walk outside and the breeze feels warm. We're finally coming out of winter.

Winter Solstice

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005

The winter solstice happens today. Roll on summer.

Autumn

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

Gaah! I can't believe autumn's here already. Winter is my least favourite month. I can't stand the cold. At least it's still warm at the moment, although the sun is rising later and later all the time.

Beautiful Day

Sunday, July 4th, 2004

What a stunningly beautiful day. Mid winter and it's 25 degrees C, not a cloud in the sky and no wind above a subtle warm breeze. Another day like this and I'm off to the beach! :-)