Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON
Any idea what this picture shows? It's an abandoned umbrella, leaning against a brick wall. There's flecks of rust on the metal; there's grime on the fabric; there's dents on the chrome ring. And, more importantly, there's not a chance that it'll protect us from any kind of rain. When this caught my eye, I really liked the way the fabric had fallen, with two folds of yellow and two folds of white looking as though they had been artistically draped.
Yes, we had rain this weekend and already there is fresh green grass sprouting across Melbourne's lawns and nature strips. It's been a long, hot, dry summer with water restrictions in the severe drought. But it was great to see grey clouds and to hear the sound of rain. Maybe we'll have a wet March. Here's hoping.