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Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Sunday, 27 March 2011
And so this walk through the bush ends. Fresh or familiar like this Grevilla (Grevillia Buxiflolia) there is always something to bring me joy on such a stroll.
As I near civilisation I see through the olive green eucalypts, the bright yellow leaves of exotic garden trees beginning to turn on their autumn colour. A different delight for my soul.
Saturday, 26 March 2011
On the way back, coming into ear shot of those noisy frogs again I diverted off the track to see where they were living. It was just a swampy puddle with not even a dragon fly to brighten the scene. I've seen quite a lot of dragon flies in the garden lately.
Friday, 25 March 2011
I saw other familiar flowers -- pink grevillia, blue dampiera, yellow hibbertia, and small white flowers that I don't know the names of. And this was a new one. I think it is a Pine leaf Geebung (Persoonia pinifolia). I identified my first Geebung (another variety) on one of my Sweet Wayfaring drives recently.
Thursday, 24 March 2011
It is warm and humid from recent rain. Stinging flies are sipping the sweat on my brow. I brush them away as I turn back along the fire trail towards home. I wonder if having a mountain bike would make the return trip easier or just make me perspire more. (The only people I met on this walk and a new photo for my weekend people series.)
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Monday, 21 March 2011
Ever since my surprise spider out at Whistler's Rest I keep an eye out for tiny bugs in the soil and on the leaves. No luck today, just a few ants nests in the damp sand and a orange bug with long legs that scuttled around too quickly for my slow camera reflex.
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Saturday, 19 March 2011
Friday, 18 March 2011
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
A little further along the track the autumn flowering banksias (Banksia spinoisa) are beginning to stir. I could hear the high pitched piping of the Eastern Spinebill but was too impatient to wait for it to show itself. These flowers are an important source of nectar for these honeyeaters during the lean winter months.
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
The bubbly bark of the old man banksia (Banksia serrata) with their summer flowers now spent make me think of the ancient timeless beauty of the forest. In the distance (too far away for my camera) I saw a pigeon and bower bird in the gnarled old branches.
Monday, 14 March 2011
I found time to go for a short walk in North Lawson Park this weekend. I didn't go anywhere in particular and saw no waterfalls or escarpment views, just a lovely stroll through the bush looking for the evidence of the change of season. Australian forests are largely evergreen eucalypts so the change is subtle but still there. Over the next two weeks let's see what we find.
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
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