by Anna Campbell
Firstly, I'd like to start today's blog with a big apology. I went out and took LOTS of really gorgeous pictures of long rays of light over water and local birds - I remember with particular fondness a shot of a heron against the sinking sun.
And then my camera decided it really didn't want to talk to my computer.
I've tried all sorts of things to fix it and nothing has worked. Sigh.
I should have known when I put a jolly little post on Facebook about how much I love my digital camera (I only turned digital last November - yeah, I know, I'm a Luddite) that I was asking for trouble. Double sigh.
Luckily I already had two shots transferred that I took a few weeks ago of a beach up the road from me. You'll see I'm not exaggerating when I say that winter here in South East Queensland is the most beautiful season. And a great time to visit if you're contemplating coming to Australia!
Look at that blue sky and those azure seas and that pristine beach (well, except for the bit of lifesaving gear in the corner but you'll be glad of that if you get in trouble in the surf).
And I reiterate - it's MIDWINTER!!!!
Temperatures right now are really pleasant. Days are cool and crisp and sunny, nights are cold enough to make it lovely to snuggle down into bed with a good book (or whatever else you prefer to snuggle with, snicker).
Of course, there's the occasional gray miserable day but not enough to spoil the overall impression that this is a lovely time of year down here.
So when are you all coming down?
Oh, and I'm off to Melbourne right down in the south of Australia for the Romance Writers of Australia conference this week. Cold? I think so! BRRRRRR! I'm not sure what email access I'll have but I'll do my best to get back - if not immediately, as soon as I can.
Happy winter, Aussies!
What's the weather doing where you are? I know temperatures have been quite revoltingly hot in parts of the Northern Hemisphere this year (and last year, when I was there to suffer the heat). Let's get all English and have a conversation about the weather!