Cloudy Afternoon in the Park

I miss quite a few things about Dubai, but I have to admit, I dont miss the lack of expansive green space in the city. Lucky for us, there’s a great little park along the Swan River just down the street from our house – green space for days! In fact, I’ve been so pleasantly surprised with the vast amount of parks and trails around Perth. Coupled with the temperate weather we’ve been experiencing the last week or so, it makes for great days outside 🙂

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Some of the little village shops near our house – love all the local, cozy stores all around Perth!

The Perth foreshore

The Perth foreshore

It’s also been nice to see clouds – plus, clouds also always remind me of my friend/artist extraordinaire, Tara Andris! Given the cloudy weather Perth has had this week, there has been no shortage. That being said, apparently the hole in the ozone layer is above Australia so the sun is exceedingly powerful – even cloudy days can be warm with plenty of UV warnings.

The autumn here has been pretty mild so far – early mornings and evenings are cooler, but the afternoons are pretty pleasant – mid/upper 60s and 70s. I was saying to Barr though, it’s weird to have fall in what we’re used to being the summer months – plus fall isnt fall to me without football season and Halloween!

Enjoy some pictures I took of my walk to the park – I need to work on my photography skills as they didnt turn out quite as I hoped, but c’est la vie – practice makes perfect! Until next time…

Perth CBD from the foreshore

Perth CBD from the foreshore

Perth CBD from South Perth

Perth CBD from South Perth

On the weekends you can find plenty of people sailing, paddle-boarding, boating, and jet skiing on the river (I'm a bit dubious, however, given all the jellyfish I see in it!)

On the weekends you can find plenty of people sailing, paddle-boarding, boating, and jet skiing on the river (I’m a bit dubious, however, given all the jellyfish I see in it!)

It may be fall in Australia, but there are plenty of flowers around!

It may be fall in Australia, but there are plenty of flowers around

CBD peeking out from the house rooftops

CBD peeking out from the house rooftops

Until next time…

One response to “Cloudy Afternoon in the Park

  1. I’m in Denmark right now and the rain is pouring down. My first thought was “Take me back to Dubai, I’m sick of this rain” but then I looked out of my window on all the lush green grass and trees..not so bad after all with a break from the sandpit. I’ve never been to Australia, so reading about your new life down there is really interesting and quite an eye-opener. Thought it was all kangaroos and giant spiders:)