Autumn On The Avon

Eastern Great Egret
An eastern great egret (Ardea alba modesta) waiting patiently in the morning mist on the Avon River. York, Western Australia. Sony A7r with Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens. Exposure: 1/160 sec, f8 at ISO 400.

How the seasons have changed. It was the height of summer when I posted Tales From The River Bank and now we are at the end of autumn. We’ve had a lot of foggy mornings which always makes me think of Captain Mark Phillips the ex-husband of Princess Anne. Rumour has it that Prince Charles nicknamed him Foggy because he was thick and wet. Well the fog has certainly been thick and wet here lately.


Autumnal Morning
The autumn mist on the Avon River in York, Western Australia. Olympus OMD EM-1 with OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8 lens. Exposure: 1/160 sec, f8 at ISO 1600.


Autumn In Tassie

Autumn leaves in Parliament Square Hobart.

Moving to Tassie means that we have rediscovered autumn. When we lived in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt according to Nyoongar tradition had six seasons in a year. Me not being a Black Fella’ could only really differentiate three – hot, not so hot, and not so hot and raining. So it’s quite nice walking around and seeing the trees turn and drop their leaves.


Autumn In Sorell
Along side the Sorell Rivulet in Pioneer park there are several oak trees. Now it is autumn they are starting to drop their acorns and the leaves are turning golden.