Friday, July 22, 2011

Winter sunshine

My favourite thing this week is winter sunshine.
What a difference a day makes - yesterday was overcast and dull for most of the day and today I was greeted with blue sky and sunshine.
When the sun is shining outside I like to be out there and winter sunshine is perfect for wandering around checking out the sights.
Up early today and look what I saw.
Okay is that a better picture - they move fairly fast even without a lot of wind.
This one was closer to the landing field and was just above the roof tops when I passed it.
It would have been a perfect morning for floating over the city checking out the sights.
The following were taken earlier this month in the parks and gardens which are right next to the city in Melbourne.
Difficult to photograph from the street but this is the floral clock which is replanted regularly with pretty flowers in interesting designs.

An Hellenic monument.

One of the interesting old buildings near the entrance to Melbourne's Royal Botanical Gardens.

There is no information on this building except the no 1899 - looking good for something so old.

Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance -a rather grand structure.

The Friendship fountain with water flowing - something that was not happening during the drought. All the rain earlier in the year means that this area is once again green and the fountains are bubbling nicely.

Perfect stroll in the winter sunshine.

To see who else is playing favourites run on over to Mrs Pyjamas.

Tonight is Friday Night Sew In hosted by Heidi and Bobbi - thanks ladies I'm almost organised and hoping for some serious sewing action tonight. It's been a while.

Hope your Friday is Fantastic.

13 comments:

thea said...

What a great post! Lots of nice pictures. I'll have to bookmark your post so I know where to go if I'm ever in Melbourne. Of course, I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around it being winter there when it's 100 degrees here .. :)

Melody said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for the reminder about FNSI. I'll get ready too and think of you tonight as I stitch away.

Serenata said...

We've got sunshine here as well today :-)

Marg said...

Doesn't the sun shining make all the difference to your day!
Love your photos, I'll be in Melb very soon.
Lots of sunshine here too, and it's warm and it's the middle of winter. I love living here!!!!!

marina said...

the sunshine was just gorgeous today! It is unbelievable seeing the beautiful clear blue sky. A few more would be nice.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I love the way the sky looks in the winter sunshine....so blue!! You will often find me lying on the front lawn in the late afternoon sun soaking up some vitamin D in winter, its so nice. :-)

Amanda said...

We've had some lovely sunny days, though still very cold over the last week it apparently ends tomorrow with rain heading our way and I assume you will get it sunday. At least the kids have had a few nice days for the school holidays.

Jindi's Cottage said...

It certainly was a pleasant change to see blue sky today...was beginning to think it didn't exist anymore!...hope you get lots of sewing done for FNSI...

Nanci said...

Fabulous photo. Honestly, I don't know what Shay complains about the weather for, this looks like my kind of winter weather.

susan said...

Your winter is better than our summer. Lucky you, unlucky us!

Kate said...

Great pictures. With 100+ heat, I'd be happy with a bit of overcast skys. In the winter though, it is nice to get those days where the sun is shining. Even if it isn't warmer, it looks warmer!

Shay said...

One of the best things about winter is when you get one of those crisp cold days that has a ton of sun action in it. We had one of those here this week and it lifts the spirits no end.

Your pictures are wonderful. I know Melbourne a little bit but dont think I've ever seen any of those places before. Thanks for the tour.

Oh and Nanci we get about 3 of those days for the whole of winter. The rest of the time is dreary and freezing!

Thanks for linking up to FTF and sharing some sunshine this week Tracey.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely photos...love the clock and the balloon. Love to do that one day.Lovely sunshine here to and no Westerlies Yahoo! great FTF!