Saturday, 8 August 2009

Brisbane's brutal winter


Picture this. Winter... Brisbane... waaarm ... perfect. It was one of those brilliant days which come around every August and you are foolishly led to believe that winter is all but over. These days are too good to waste.

The family came for lunch to celebrate our son's birthday and after copious amounts of chocolate birthday cake ...

Are you sure this stuff's OK?

Oooo yeah!

... it was time to work off some energy in the back yard.

I even remembered Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday, and it was only when we were heading back indoors that the children pointed to some very busy ants around the rim of a pot plant. I had watered the plant earlier in the day and I guess they thought the floods were returning. They were throwing lovely shadows, so I just aimed, shot, and hoped for the best.

On days like this, you wouldn't live anywhere else for quids.

23 comments:

Jade said...

I know isn't it just brilliant? The whole reason I left Melbourne to live here :) Great pics too - the kids look like they are having a ball!!

Jacqui said...

I think all you Australians kid on about having winter - it always looks like summer there to me ;)
Great shadows and chocolate faces.

Greyscale Territory said...

Your winter is certainly warmer than it is here in Victoria! Love these happy shots! And the ants casting a shadow are great!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Perfect shots for a great winter day. That's awesome. Winter day and kids wearing sleeveless? Ahh... am just jealous.

Winter up north is killing us. -25 below zero? Fun or?

Happy SSS---

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Looks like beautiful weather indeed! Your grandkids are darling - glad everyone enjoyed themselves!

happilyretired said...

YUM ... chocolate! How lovely to have some sunshine on this special day. Everyone looks so happy. Nifty shadows too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It doesn't look anything like winter to me. ;-) The kids make great shadows.

Sweet Repose said...

What a wonderful winter's day you had with the family and YUMMM...chocolate cake...I'm with Jacqui...it shouldn't even be called winter, maybe Post Summer...ha...enjoy it anyway for all of us poor slobs that REALLY know what winter is...

Margaret Gosden said...

Ant shadows? Amazing! My Bamboo only sits in water!! Thanks for visiting.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shadow shots! And great shots of the kids!

Happy SSS!
Sylvia

Hey Harriet said...

Yeah I'm wondering what happened to our winter. Has it not yet arrived? I remember a couple of cold days early on but then nothing. Not that I'm complaining! Even the usual August winds haven't hit yet! Weird! Love the happy shots of the kids having fun. And ant shadows! How super!

PS - Looking at your first pic I'm wondering if your lawnmower is broken ;D

Hot Fudge said...

Oh, you noticed the long grass Tracy. Yes, in fact the mower was broken and away in hospital for weeks, and then they gave us an unrepaired mower instead of our fixed one, and it had to go back. But in fairness, surely you noticed that SOME of the grass has been mown!

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

fun pics!!! send some warmth to Melb please!!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

nice shadows of children and ants,

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Scurrying homeward,
ants watch out for enemies,
keeping their heads down.

My Shadow Shots

Twinkle Star Art said...

Looks like a glorious day. I love your ant shadows. My kids are so fascinated by creatures with lots of legs or worse, slimy creatures with no legs.

Linda said...

Great shots of what appears to be a beautiful day!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

The chocolate looks delicious and the kids must have had a lot of fun.

neat pic of the ants and their tiny shadows.

Chrisy said...

Yes...I'm so used to it couldn't live anywhere else now...even visiting family in Toowoomba is a trial...soooo cold! Loved that pic of the baby after the chockie cake..precious!

Sarah said...

Oh fantastic! I have never seen such a tiny and perfectly crisp ant shadow! Love the chocolate cake photos too! I hope the weather does stay warm for you when you visit-it has been on and off today but when the sun was out it was hot!

Bec said...

Oh I know. It sure is hard to take isn't it!! We just farewelled the last of our Melbournian visitors today, and they weren't much looking forward to going back to the 12 degree grey days. We tried not to look too smug :P

Rambling Woods said...

That is winter? Where is the snow? LOL...Somebody small was really enjoying that cake and cake is best worn on your face... So sweet.. Michelle

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks like the perfect day for a birthday party!