Whether the weather…

Pink Robin at Silver Falls
A pink robin (Petroica rodinogaster) at Silver Falls, Mount Wellington in Tasmania.


Whether the weather be fine

Or whether the weather be not,

Whether the weather be cold

Or whether the weather be hot,

We’ll weather the weather

Whatever the weather,

Whether we like it or not.

There’s no doubt about it we get a lot of weather in Tasmania – it is said that you can experience all four seasons in one day, and that if you don’t like the weather then just wait ten minutes and it will completely different.  Thankfully after what seems a very long and cold winter, spring is starting to show. Flowers are starting to bloom, the days are warmer and people are out and about looking happier. The space of time between the first photo and the last is just five weeks and I have gone from wearing thermals, fleece and Gore-tex to shirt sleeves.Here’s looking forward to summer.


Mount Wellington In Winter
Looking out across the water from Dodges Ferry to the snow-covered Mount Wellington.


Sunset on the beach at Connellys Marsh, Tasmania


Tailed Spider Orchid
Tailed Spider Orchid (Caladenia caudata), Waverley Flora Reserve, Tasmania.


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.