It's been a non-event summer this year, which is both good and bad. Actually, wonderful in that there have been no bush fires in our area, and very few across the state (compared to other years). But a non-event in that we have had hardly any butterflies (quite a few dragonflies)and hardly any wildflowers. Most times I have been for walks with my camera, there has been nothing to photograph. So those I'm including in this post are from the past two months.
Parrot parading on the grass out the front of the house.
Been seeing a few kangaroos and this wallaby is often around.
Some experimenting with the panorama function on the camera.
Monday, December 29, 2014
This echidna climbed all over our woodpile on the other side of the track, presumably looking for breakfast snacks.
Yellow rush-lily - the tufted stamens are unusual and I only noticed them on the full-sized photo!
An unwelcome sight from the kitchen window...
Sunday, November 2, 2014
It took me a while to identify this but it turns out to be an Appleberry.
Monday, October 20, 2014
The first thing that always flowers and provides bright points of yellow and red everywhere is the Creeping Bossiaea.
This spring, thanks to Jo from Trust for Nature, I have discovered our small bird orchids. The one above is just coming out, the one below is darker and has been out for a while.
Also this year we have rice flowers again, after a couple of springs with hardly any. Below is Twining Glycine (I think). It always grows up and around the bracken.
These bright red flowers are commonly called Running Postman. They only grow in one place, in the middle of the track, and you can't miss them!
Sunday, July 6, 2014
I keep finding these tiny "gardens" of fungi in odd spots on fallen trees - and upright ones, too.
Might explain why I'm currently writing science fiction...
These fungi amaze me - there were several on the one fallen tree.
And these were popping out of the top.
Visitors near my window. Hard to photograph as they move so fast.