Tag: Melbourne

Steam Train

52 week photography project – Week 3: Transport

Source: Week 3: Transport For those of you playing along at home here is Week 3 of our 52 week photography project. My photo for Transport was a classic Steam Train arriving in a dramatic puff of steam at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station on a cold morning.  Did I say it was an early start too?  No? well it was very,…

Melbourne fun – Musings on a Monday

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings – a summary of things going on in my world and the world at large. Last week I mentioned Cyclone Debbie (quite a bit), well I’m pleased to say she is now an ex-tropical cyclone.  I’ll stop taking it personally now that I’m an ex! A few funfilled days: I had a fantastic visit to…

Not so Wordless Wednesday – 1 March 2017

Not so Wordless Wednesday! Enjoy these beautiful sculptures from the William Ricketts Sanctuary in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne I know it’s supposed to be wordless Wednesday but….I can’t help but share these words from the park’s site, just in case I have sparked your interest: Hidden away in a dense inlet along the winding Mt Dandenong Tourist Road is the internationally renowned…

Bridge at the bottom of the garden

Melbourne Musings on a Monday

A few days away in Melbourne – visiting a National trust historic house and garden, watching the taping of a TV comedy show as part of the live audience, meeting up with blogging friends, walking my sister and her husband to the train station on their way to work, going for a run, shopping, having my car cleaned, night markets,…

Meeting a blogging friend for real!

I have followed Desleyjanes’s blog , Musings of a frequently flying scientist, for ages – I’ve  admired her beautiful photos, her creativity, I’ve loved her stories, enjoyed her posts about Gidget her dog,  felt her initial pain when she moved from her family in Brisbane to Melbourne, smiled to myself when she started feeling settled in her new city, joined in…

Run Melbourne

The Run Melbourne event and I don’t have a good history.  I first entered the event in 2014 and was excited as I’d been in training for many months.  I raised funds beforehand for Parkinson’s Disease as my father suffers from this insidious disease and was proud to help out in this way. Tragically my husband’s younger brother died suddenly…

Reflections

Haven from the heat

29 degrees Celsius at 6am is an indication that the day will be another heatwave here in Melbourne. We are here for the Australian Open tennis read more here and I decided that Fitzroy Gardens would be a nice spot for my morning run/walk.  It was a delightfully cool, peaceful haven with green grass, sprinklers, shady trees, fountains and interesting sights…

Rising temperatures

It’s a bit hot in Melbourne today, actually it’s a very hot 43.3 degrees Celsius at this very moment. We have come down to Melbourne for a few days at the Australian Open tennis tournament and we’re in the middle of a heat wave. We are now sitting in our apartment with the air conditioner keeping us cool while we…