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I've kept this blog, on and off, since 2006. In 2015 I used it to chart daily encounters, images, thoughts and feelings about volcanic basalt/bluestone in Melbourne and Victoria, especially in the first part of the year. I plan to write a book provisionally titled Bluestone: An Emotional History, about human uses of and feelings for bluestone. But I am also working on quite a few other projects and a big grant application, especially now I am on research leave. I'm working mostly from home, then, for six months, and will need online sociability for company!


Friday, March 07, 2008

One minute it's summer...

Just hanging out the washing when I saw something pink up in the Manchurian pear tree. What could it be?



Oh. It was autumn.
And it was in the maple, too.




Oh. And it was already at my feet. That was quick.


9 comments:

Philip said...

The light in that second photograph is something that is only dreamt about, here in Europe, even at the zenith of the clear season. I'll confess, however, that the new-this-week blossoms in the nearby public gardens are lovely...

Suse said...

But wait! This weekend we bring to you ... The Return of Summer.

Da na na na.

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meli said...

I'm with Philip on this one - the light in those photos invokes in me the strangest pulling nostalgia. After months longing for spring it seems the late flush of summer brushed with the first hint of autumn is what I'm really after - seasons in their right places...

Stephanie Trigg said...

It's true about the light: Suse is right that it's going to be a hot week, but there is a coverage of high clouds today, so it's warm, but the sky is white.

David Thornby said...

I spent the last two weeks in Gippsland, and the early autumn trees seemed very tired...no end of season blaze of glory this year I think. Melbourne seems to be having a better time of it -- unless you're an elm tree.

Stephanie Trigg said...

Apparently the colder the nights and the dryer the weather, the better the colour, and the quicker the drop! I agree about the elms: ours are looking very tired and dry now.

Pavlov's Cat said...

We've got large eucalypts dropping large branches, which they apparently do as a response to heat stress. Nervous motorists are parking their cars in the sun, nervous pedestrians not taking shelter, etc. My shed is in dire peril. I see from your Weatherpixie that you have the terrible heat in Melb as well.

Gorgeous photos, but.

Stephanie Trigg said...

Yes I worry sometimes about the lemon-scented gum that stands above the tree-house...

A cool change has just come blustering through, I'm glad to say, though I think the rest of the week will also be hot. Summer not giving in without a fight, then.