Autumn is here

Much of the last week has been very wet here in Melbourne – a sentence I was not sure I would ever type. The kids have been cooped up inside for the first week of the school holidays as the rain has been pretty steady – not intermittent as it usually is. The nights are colder, the pilot light on the heater has been lit and I used the electric blanket this past week.

Ivy Leafed Geraniums

There are quite a few dependable flowers in my garden that are still hanging in there, especially my beloved geraniums. These are Ivy Leafed Geraniums (above) that we have cascading out of 3 faux terracotta pots attached to the garage wall. The flowers are tiny, these are taken with the macro setting on the camera.

Ordinary Geraniums

These Geraniums are going almost all year, and I have professed my love for them before.


This little guy was hiding out in the garden and I spotted him when I crouched down to take a different shot. He was pretty hard to focus on, but I have included this photo because we don’t see a lot of dragonflies here at our place.

Last, but not least, here is proof that autumn is here. This is our little Scarlet Oak that we planted a couple of years ago. You can see the tinge in the leaves as they start to change colour.

Scarlet oak

One thought on “Autumn is here

  1. Wow! That macro lense is impressive – I too love geraniums – I can pretend I live on the mediterranean. Your oak is very very pretty – that’s one of the things I miss about living in Melbourne – the beautiful autumn colours.

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