Rainy days in suburbia

So since I got my camera in December 2015, Sydney has been at the HEIGHT of its summer - endless blue skies, glorious sun, everyone in full swing at the beach, mangoes in season... But these last few days, it's been pouring rain almost non-stop. It's been cold enough that people were wearing beanies and coats out in the city last night. And we're not talking like light coats, we're talking like fur-lined winter coats.

So today I was walking home, huddled under my umbrella, and I was just hit with the suburbia-ness of it all. More and more my little suburb has grown on me, of recent.

So this is my photoset called "Rainy days in suburbia".

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I didn't edit any of the photos for this photoset (except for some crops here and there) so some of the photos may seem dark, grey, dull, dreary. But honestly that's because the day was exactly that haha.

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Of course, can't have a photoset in Sydney without an ibis...

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... or ten. All those white specks you see in the background are actually ibises as well. I have no idea where they came from, they've just descended on my local park. Maybe they're seeing if anyone fancies a game of cricket.

I actually had this weird thought though like... how do ibises deal? With the rain, I mean. They don't have tiny bird umbrellas so just imagine. They just stand there in the rain and they don't care at all. They just be standin there. All their feathers getting wet. Do they get colds??

I guess this gang doesn't.

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This house at the corner of my street has the best garden. I know the man behind this lovely little garden and one time took a really nice photo of him before, with him all nestled amongst his flowers and plants. When I saw his wife out getting the mail, I thought "How nice, I can make a little matching photoset of them two and give it to them!" and asked her if I could take a photo.

She just made like this little grunting sound and turned away...

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Pink leaves and ants.

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