pale-vanilla-lily-white-flower-no-purple

Pale Vanilla Lily – White?

Happy New Year to you! On this first day of 2017, the cold and damp weather is still with us. A few days ago, we were complaining about being too hot, and now we’re cold again.  One positive of the cool weather is the prolonged flowering season.  In […]

Tiger-orchid-flower-Diuris-sulphurea-in-flower

Tigers, Tigers, Tigers!

When I posted the photograph of the Early Nancy flowers, I lamented the lack of spring flowers – in particular, the Waxlips and Pink Fingers. Well, two days after I posted, the flowers began to appear. However, it has been so wet and windy, the opportunities to get […]

echidna-with-damaged-spines

A Resilient Echidna

Last year I photographed this Echidna hiding under a log. It was dug firmly into the ground and I had no intentions of disturbing it.  As you can see, the spines on its back are badly damaged, as is the fur.  We have had bushfires in our area, […]

Jersey-Cudweed-flowers-and-buds-photographed-macro-from directly-in-front

Jersey Cudweed Flowers

A couple of years ago, I wrote about the potential for the native Australian plant Jersey Cudweed to actually become a weed because of its propensity to colonise disturbed ground..  At the time, there was one growing in our back yard.  Last week I noticed another one growing […]

Early-Nancy-native-lily-flowers-shot-from-side-showing-colourful-stamens

Early Nancy Colour

In the time we have lived here, the first Waxlip flowers have appeared somewhere between the 9th and 21st September. In my scout around the bush, still no sign of them today. Last year, the lack of rain and warmer temperatures meant Spring arrived early, and was over […]

emerging-orchid-leaves-in-bushland

Orchid Leaves

On my walk around the property this morning, I noticed many species of plants sending up new growth.  Among them were patches of orchid leaves.   The photograph above shows Small Mosquito Orchid leaves, Waxlip Orchid leaves and possibly a Helmet Orchid leaf.   In other places, many species […]

tiny-white-fungi-in-bushland

Tiny Fungi

We had so little rain in Autumn I thought we wouldn’t have a lot of fungi this year.  Two weeks into Winter, we’ve had sufficient rain to green the landscape, but not enough to run off into the dam.  However, it seems to be sufficient for the fungi […]

Joey-putting-head-inside-pouch

The Latest Joey – 3 photos

At long last the newest Eastern Grey joey left the safety of its mother’s pouch in a spot close enough to photograph.  It was only momentary, and to our eyes, it looked like the joey might have fallen out while trying to hang too far out to eat grass. […]