Despite the fact that today is cool, grey and a bit blustery in Sydney, the weekend was another beautiful sunny Autumn weekend. More like Spring really, with mostly clear skies and temperatures up to 26C. Glorious.
The boy and I got off to a slow start on Saturday, having a leisurely breakfast and lolling about. Late morning we headed off to visit two friends of mine Spyder & Gordon, and spent about three hours sitting in the sunshine in their backyard, drinking tea and coffee, eating cheese and crackers, gossiping and catching up, and playing with their two whippets. Mid afternoon their young son Aemon woke up from his nap, and another friend (and my old roommate) dropped by, making it a lovely afternoon in the garden. I was on one of my first outings with the new camera so snapped a bunch of flower pics like the flowering tarragon, the hot orange/yellow gladioli and the pink rose below.
In the late afternoon we headed into the city and Morgan bought a new camera, in fact the same one I now have. Once you try an SLR, going back to the limitations of the point & shoot style camera is kind of tough. We headed back to Morgan's apartment and spent the evening relaxing, watching the limited edition DVD of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, posting pics to Flickr and doing a bit of web surfing.
Sunday we got off to an earlier start and went to the Botanic Gardens, where I took lots of photos (as did Morgan) and got to really start experimenting with the new camera. Afterwards we walked around the harbour foreshore to the Opera House, where of course lots more photos were taken (I've yet to post these, but will do soon). That building does not have a bad angle to it I swear, and it was glowing in the Autumn sunshine. We capped the afternoon with a stroll up historic Macquarie Street, late lunch and a spot of chimping at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum cafe, then home for a relaxed afternoon of posting pics to Flickr and then cooking dinner (fried halloumi with salad).
So, now it's Monday morning. I might have exploded from the happiness of it all if the weekend had gone on for another day, so it's probably for the best that I'm back at the salt mine... :)