Season’s greeting from the bush capital of Australia.
I began blogging about 18 months ago, to write a low key kind of diary about our garden.
Before long I realised that the blog was really about my place in the world: Canberra, the bush capital of Australia.
The word Canberra is often used to explain the workings of government….”Canberra raised taxes this year…”
But of course, behind the workings of Parliament there is a city of people who call Canberra home.
Since I began blogging about green spaces in Canberra, I have met many gardeners, volunteers and ordinary Canberrans who are very knowledgeable and proud of their place in the world.
The gods were smiling on this lovely part of the world when Chicagoan Walter Burley Griffin won the competition to design Canberra, and his wife Marion Mahony created the beautiful drawings of his design.
He dreamed of a city in green spaces, and that is what we have today… a city in a big bush garden.
The land around the lake is reserved for all people to enjoy..
This kangaroo was photographed five minutes away from our house, on the edge of Mt Taylor. Not long after we moved to Canberra, 30 years ago, a kangaroo from Mt Taylor hopped down our suburban road. A great introduction to life in Canberra for our family!
I’ve shared the blog with some big personalities
and some colourful ones ….
and some that are just plain cute.
I’ve had the pleasure of following many blogs, in UK, US, Canada, Italy, France and of course, Australia and New Zealand. The Northern Hemisphere seasons, especially the autumn and spring are a delight to see. As an armchair traveller, I also enjoy the breath-taking snowy winter photos….happy in the knowledge that I won’t have to go and shovel snow at any time!
Thank you very much to the all the people who have visited and followed Canberra’s Green Spaces, over the past 18 months, I appreciate every visit, and every comment.
Geraldine Mackey: Copyright All Rights Reserved.
19 Replies to “Season’s greetings and blogging in the Bush Capital”
Joy in my heart every time I see the link that something new has gone into Green Spaces!
Thanks Theresa, we must get some more of your green spaces, not to mention birds!
What a beautiful place you live in, I visited in the 1950s and can still remember the green spaces.
Yes the amount of green space gives everyone some breathing space! However I think the tea & coffee, & places to eat have improved!
You live in a beautiful part of our global world, and I never, ever get tired of seeing those gorgeous birds that you call feathered neighbors. Your blog posts are a wonderful window into an area that I probably won’t be lucky enough to visit so thank you for the glimpse. 🙂
Thanks Judy…..You’re a star!
Your birds in your country are so different and so beautiful. We don’t have the variety that you do. Our birds pale in comparison.
Oh forgot, your images are stunning.
…it is great to be able to see birds up close & your photos really give the detail of your local birds beautifully..
It’s always a pleasure to visit your delightful blog, like you, I enjoy seeing other parts of the world, I love your wildlife, I often read your posts several times! Keep on blogging and making people’s day!xxx
Thanks Dina … Lovely words. Blogging brings so many people & worlds together… I enjoy it very much .. Especially when I’m reading your blog about hedgehogs & slow learning pigeons!! Hope they are all tucked up for Xmas..best wishes & bottled sunshine from Australia.
It has been a pleasure to visit you and find out so much about Canberra, with best wishes for a Happy Christmas and New Year.
Thanks Sarah & likewise for me to enjoy Dorset .. Hope Tavi gets an extra biscuit at Christmas.
I’ve really enjoyed your blog, and especially those bird pictures! Merry Christmas and I hope you keep posting!
Thanks Jason… Best wishes for the festive season for you, Judy & your family. Sending you some virtual sunshine from Australia..
there’s something about a kookaburra
Hope I get to see this beautiful place some day!