As one of my international commenters has noted, winter in Sydney is temperate. The grass stays green, the sky stays blue (mostly) and running around by the sea is a favourite pastime. Here is a seaside park.
By the way, that's not distortion. Those Norfolk pines are hanging off the side of that hill at a rakish angle!
These were shot with my regular 18-135 lens but I have recently bought a wide angle and had some exciting results. Stay tuned!