It’s a long weekend here in Australia. The Queen’s Birthday is observed on the second Monday of June in most of Australia. Schools, post offices, and other organizations are closed in most parts of Australia, except Western Australia.
Australia is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and the official head of state is the Monarch of the Realms. This is currently Queen Elizabeth II. She is also the head of state of many other countries and territories, including Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Canada and New Zealand. She was born on April 21, 1926, although her official birthday is celebrated on a range of dates in the different countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. (ref)
Working for myself, I tend to forget holiday dates. I’ve booked 2 appointments for Monday. “Dammit!”
These photographs were taken this morning as the moon was going down in the west.