I missed September in The Changing Seasons series as I was away in Fiji. Unfortunately it was a pretty important month to miss as so much changed in Melbourne in those few short weeks.
Before I left the plane trees outside my window and throughout the city were bare. When I returned they were covered with leaves and spreading their pollen across the city, and sending residents into chemists for hay fever medication. I was surprised at how much the temperature had changed while I was away. It’s been really hot for this time of year with some days well into the 30s.
I’ve been out a few of times with my camera over the past weeks. This afternoon I wandered around the Southbank/Federation Square precinct, taking mostly street photographs. So many people were out enjoying the warm weather – in the bars and cafes having Friday night drinks with colleagues and friends or relaxing on the lawn beside the river. It’s a great time of year in Melbourne – spring is here and summer is just around the corner.
The Changing Season series was started by my blogger friend Cardinal Guzman back in January. Each month bloggers from all over the world post photos from their home city to show the changing seasons. You can check them all out here at his site.