Welcome to another "Outdoor Wednesday"

Today is...."Outdoor Wednesday", a linky party hosted by Susan from A Southern Daydreamer.  Thanks so much, Susan, for hosting this special "show and tell" event. I love looking at all the other postings and at the moment I particularly like the posts from America; it is so amazing at this time of year because while I am posting pictures of sunshine others are posting pictures of snow! If you would like to see what other people have posted please click HERE.

I have only participated in this event twice and my first posting was all about Spring . Spring time in Australia is normally spectacular, evident in this picture from my Spring posting of the Jacaranda tree in our front yard:

However, the weather here has been a bit strange lately. We are in the midst of another drought so many plants are flowering out of season.We also experienced some very bad dust storms so the storms we had the other day were indeed a blessing. The problem is, the sky is still grey and big black clouds are constantly hovering overhead but we haven't had any more rain.

Look how grey the sky is-doesn't the Jacaranda tree look sad today?

I just wish those grey clouds would go away for a while so we can have some of that gorgeous Spring-time weather again! Come on sun, you can do it.....

Oh no....don't go away again.....

Well, I guess the sun won't be coming out today! Maybe tomorrow...

Happy (Outdoor) Wednesday to everyone.

Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz 

Each season has its own wonder, its own special place, and purpose in the pattern of creation. (Source unknown)


  1. It has rained here all day so no OW for me this week!

  2. Your pictures are great N ! I would love to partake in Out Door Wednesday sometime...although being stuck in the city...I would have to make a quick trip to the park for some decent fall shots : ) ...

  3. The tree is beautiful. Wish I could send you some of our rain!

  4. I loved the photo journey!I live in North Florida and our change of seasons are very mild. Just traveled this weekend to the mountains in North Georgia and the autumn foliage was stunning.
    Beautiful blog post!

  5. Your pics look fab.. You are very lucky.. the clouds look beautiful.. Here in Dubai.. we long to see clouds like that.

  6. Great photos! That Jacaranda tree blooming is just gorgeous!

    ~Tis the Spooky Season~
    ~Really Rainey~

  7. Your pictures are beautiful, and I hope you will get some much needed rain, and then some of that beautiful sunshine. Thank you for sharing.

  8. I understand no rain, that happened to us this summer in Texas, but thank the Good Lord it has started raining and I am sure yours will come.

    I was in your country about 11 years ago and visited Syndey, Melbourne and stayed in Perth for one week. It is beautiful.

    Happy Wednesday.

  9. The Jacaranda tree looks beautiful, great sky shots too!

    Have a glimpse on the nature of Chinhae, S. Korea

  10. We were thinking alike with that sky :o) Love your tree !

  11. I've seen quite a few of those jacaranda trees here in Texas and when we lived in Arizona too....aren't they gorgeous. We here in Texas are experiencing an historical drought...but finally getting some rains. Those dust storms we Americans are reading about in our news....hope it improves for you Aussies soon.

    My Outdoor Wednesday is a "Lethal Beauty". Come by and see if you will....

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  12. Love your photos of the clouds! They are fantastic!

  13. G'morn, my friend ~So glad you are enjoying the 'travels' of our great land. I sure enjoy yours, too. DH REALLY LOVES viewing them ... he so enjoyed his visits 'down under'. When he threatened to move down under I told him to come home & sign the divorce papers, my feet had grown roots, chuckle!

    Have a beautiful spring day. TTFN ~Marydon

  14. Those are great pics! I love jacaranda trees, they are so pretty.

    Thank you for sharing your pictures with us.

    ~ Tracy

  15. The photos are beautiful whatever the weather! And that quote you left at the bottom is a GOOD one! It is snowing today where I'm at!!

  16. Your photos are terrific. I hope you have the weather you are looking for really soon. In the meantime, enjoy Outdoor Wednesday.

  17. Beautiful tree. You can have some of our rain. :) Thanks for stopping by. You don't have squirrels in Australia? We have an over abundance of them around here and they are very destructive. Yes, they are quiet a bit larger than chipmonks.

  18. Oh, that Jacaranda tree does look sad. The sky is beautiful. I enjoyed looking around your blog. I'll be back.

  19. It is an internet wonder that I get to see spring down under when around me I see fall.

    I hope that the weird weather there and elsewhere is not some cause-effect result of humankind's impact on the planet. I pray you will get decent normal weather for your spring. I also pray that human's impact on the planet becomes more benign and benevolent then I instinctively feel it currently is. We need to care for our only home, our planet.

  20. Hi NM, I hope you ended up getting a drenching yesterday, we sure did here on the bayside. Thanks so much for dropping by Beach Vintage.

  21. I loved your post and thoughts on the weather. We went from hot, dry to cool rain over night. It has rained so much and more coming. We needed it, but not so much at one time. Australia is such a lovely part of the world.

  22. The world is sure changing with it's weather patterns! Love to see pictures from your world, so very far far away! Happy Outdoor Wednesday : )



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