This is my last post for the current Changing Seasons series. The series was established by blogging friend Cardinal Guzman from Oslo back in January and each month bloggers from all over the world have been posting shots of their home city.
The idea of the series was to highlight the seasonal changes that occur in our cities throughout the year. This has not been easy here in Melbourne as we don’t get snow or the extreme cold weather conditions that many North American or European cities experience.
As I am writing this post however, it is 41 degrees (106 fahrenheit) and very windy, and we are certainly experiencing extreme hot weather conditions for so early in the summer. Outside the smell of smoke in the air tells me there is a bush fire somewhere on the outskirts of the city (a quick check of a news site confirms it is to the north). This will be one of many fires that crop up across the state today and the heat and strong winds will make it difficult for our firefighters to get them under control. Unfortunately this is a reality of life here in Australia throughout the summer months.
For my final Changing Seasons post I’m featuring the beautiful city of Melbourne from the air. I have posted photos from time to time of balloons floating by my apartment and decided it was time to try it for myself. Unfortunately the wind conditions meant that I didn’t go directly over the central business district, but I did go close enough to get some shots across the inner suburbs (including my own suburb of Abbotsford) to the city.