Letters from America
Wednesday 29 November 2017
It was a lovely visit to Canberra this month. On the morning I was due to leave Canberra it was raining very softly, exactly the way it doesn’t rain in Sydney (where it shamelessly buckets from all directions). I took a walk near where I was staying and saw many lovely things including this fine sculpture – an enormous sheet of steel unfolding up the hillside. And this trip, when I walked in the evening, I saw more bunnies on the lush Canberra lawns than I have ever seen anywhere. It was like walking into a Beatrix Potter story. The Canberra bunnies were out and about, mostly in pairs, quietly feasting in the dark. They were so fluffy and almost tame. Back in my day I think it was a bit of a heavy myxomatosis scene and there just weren’t a lot of bunnies anywhere at all (sigh). Such a treat to see them abundant and healthy now in a place where there is lots for them to eat.
enjoying gentle vertical rain in Canberra from time to time