Monday 2 June 2014


As Autumn cedes its place to Winter, we are experiencing a rather warm season this year. Cosy blankets and jumpers have remained in the wardrobe for much of May, and we've been warned that southeast Australia should prepare for a warmer-than-average winter this year.

Melbourne has been making the most of higher-than-usual temperatures, enjoying 13 days of 20˚C or above from May 11 to 23, beating the previous longest run of 10 days, set in 1972.  The 2014 May mean of 19.4˚C is 2.7˚C higher than usual.

This post is part of the Mandarin Orange Monday meme,
and also part of the Nature Footsteps Inspiring Photography meme.


  1. Oh, that's a lovely shot! Have a great week♪

  2. Brilliant ... you sure were in the right place at the right time. And, you had sense enough to know it and to capture it ... because you had your camera with you. A gold star for you today :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  3. Beautiful burst of sunshine behind the leaf. Your temperatures are very like ours right now, we are waiting for it to warm up for summer, not that I'm in a hurry for hot weather but it is nice if the house can get above 65*F, 18*C so our furnace doesn't have to come on.

  4. What a dramatic image - the light and colour is fantastic. I haven't unpacked my winter woollies yet either..although the nights are getting a bit "nippy" so I do confess to the heater being on.

  5. Congratulations on this composition Nice. A wonderful representation of a Melbourne winter.


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