I have been roaming around my property finding some things of wonder in the bush and some things that I seem to regard as everyday stuff in my life. I would like to share some of the world of nature that inhabits my part of this Earth.
There is a small vine that entwines itself around the small Cheese Trees in the gullies. I haven’t found it on any other small trees. It was first found by my eldest brother many years ago so I call it the John Vine as I have no idea what it is called.
This Summer the Cicadas seemed to be everywhere and they were at times rather deafening. This tree was the one of the ones where they hatched. How many can you count?
Some hatched in precarious places.
Heading down the gullies there are always Grass Trees to walk by.
In the bottom of the gullies are ferns. This is a Five Fingered Jack. Perhaps a local name.
There are also mosses and lichens which are so small and feel ever so soft as they cascade over logs and some even had “flowers”. I couldn’t decide which photo I liked best so here are three.
They look almost like fox tails.
Here are the “flowers”
Among the logs laying in the gullies I can always find some fungus.
This is what it looks like from beneath.
Scattered throughout the bush are small plants with little yellow flowers which are about 10mm in diameter.
Here is a close up of the flower.
Of course, when wandering around the bush you are never alone. There are always birds and animals. Red-necked Wallabies are always hopping here and there.
And someone is always keeping an eye on what you are doing.
I often hear birds but they are so hard to find. But around the house they love to hang in my garden. The little Golden Whistler was calling and I found the female watching me as I split the firewood.
There are always Eastern Yellow Robins around and this bloke made sure the firewood load was just right.
The Rose Robin is such a pretty little bird.
I just love to see them flitting around the garden.
The Blue-faced Honeyeaters are the boss of the garden. They have adopted the Honey Gem as their own.
They love the Bottle Brush as much as I do. I just love the flowers.
Well thats a bit of a wander around my place. I hope you enjoyed discovering stuff as much as I do.