Friday, 25 May 2012

MELBOURNE AUTUMN

Melbourne enjoys a temperate climate with warm to hot summers, while spring and autumn tend to be balmy and mild, with the winters cool. Melbourne is seldom unbearably cold or unbearably hot. Temperature extremes when they do occur, tend to be in the summer with the hotter realms of the thermometer causing more problems than the colder.

There is a reputation for rain in the city, which is statistically unfounded as Melbourne receives only 50 percent of the average rainfall of either Brisbane or Sydney. Perhaps it can sometimes be a little unpredictable. Nevertheless, it is a comfortable environment to live in whatever the season. In fact it is a great place to watch the seasons change, they are so clearly defined and so highly visual within the many parks and gardens of autumn and spring, giving rise to all of natures spectacular beauty and charms within the confines of a great city.

This post is part of Sylvia's Skywatch Friday meme,
and also part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.



30 comments:

  1. All the pictures are beautiful..for some reason the last one is my favorite.

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  2. I still find it difficult to get my head around you having fall when we have spring/summer happening! Seasonal change is nice though isn't it?

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  3. I love the flowers but just cant peel my eyes off the last one. The ripples and the odd orange leaf. Just superb!

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  4. Lovely capture of flowers against the blue sky.

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  5. I'm not always too happy with the snow and the rain that we sometimes have, but I couldn't live without the seasons. Your top photo with the flowers is my favorite, I like the point of view! Have a great weekend.

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  6. I like how you got the first photo looking UP at the flowers! A different perspective. Nice shots and information.

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  7. Lovely, peaceful skies and the perfect backdrop for the beautiful flowers! As always, I love your composition and perspective! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Nick!

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  8. Fantastic captures of great variety.

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  9. I love those photos - the first one is particularly beautiful from the different perspective, but that last one is so simple, yet gorgeous!

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  10. Great pictures!!
    The last one I like best it is magical.
    - Cheers Gisela.
    If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the water.
    - Loren Eisley

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  11. Lovely shots but that first one is just gorgeous!

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  12. That first shot is wonderful. The last one is very peaceful too.

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  13. I love it when it rains, it makes me think that all bad earth's bad energies are washed out and the air made clear again. :D

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  14. Lovely photos! Happy sky watching.

    My Sky.

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  15. The first photo grabbed me... love the wonderful perspective. Have a great weekend.

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  16. LOVE that daisy shot

    http://cre8space.blogspot.com.au/

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  17. Great shots, Nick. My favorite is the first sky one with lovely flowers.

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  18. Beautiful yellow reaching for the sky! And there is something quite haunting about the street scene! No one walking maybe! But especially love the autumn leaf floating in the ripple of water.

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  19. Great puddle shot, sort of summing up your whole post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  20. Beautiful autumn shots!Love the last one and have a great weekend!

    Shantana.

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  21. i love the flowers shot...great perspective!
    the 2nd photo looks like one of our nicer neighborhoods.:p

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  22. Pictures are gorgeous and actually make me miss living in a 4-seasons kind of place. We are happy to be missing Winter now that we're old(er)...but I am glad we -- or or kids -- didn't grow up here where there really are only two seasons...dry and wet!

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  23. Ah, the colors of Fall. So pretty. :)

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  24. Miss autumn much. Wonderful the last picture. Please have a good weekend ahead.

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  25. Lovely pictures, as expected, from you!
    The first one is my fav. The colors attract.

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  26. It looks like you looked up to the flowers! Great angle! Have a great weekend, Nick!

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  27. Interesting and beautiful shots!

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  28. Yes - that’s Melbourne alright - how’s the weather over the last two days!

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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