Into the woods

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Woodland

AS you may or may not know, I live in the Australian bush. To many of the overseas readers it can be to you a forest or perhaps a woodland. Maybe you would like a bit of a scroll around bits of my place known as Durranbah.

This is looking up the driveway from my house

Durranbah is an aboriginal word for small jumping ant. I cannot remember the dialect where I found the name but it is not a local word. My property is on the border with the Gumbainggir Nation to the south and Bundjalung Nation to the north.

I purchased the property on the 24th February 1984 for a whopping $26,000 and all it had on it was the bush. It also had nests of small jumping ants that made you jump when they stung you.

They also have a habit of jumping towards you once they have been disturbed. I always tell visitors to look at the ground around them if they decide to stop walking.

One of the reasons I bought here was the trees. They are tall and straight and there are some that are the mother trees that have been here for a hundred year I am guessing as it would take at least three people holding hands to encircle the trunk.

I cannot find all of the big tree photos. I did find a view up an Apple Gum

This Ironbark is across the road from my place

Here is a selection of trees. A Red Bloodwood showing why it’s called a Bloodwood

A Grey Gum shedding its bark

One of the mother trees, a Tallowwood

My favourite place. A permanent waterhole where all manner of birds and animals come to drink

Looking from the doorway of my shed

Heading down a track

Gum blossom and nuts

I love Grass trees that are in the gullies. I lost many during the fire of 2019 but I have some reminders

I could go on for ages with many photos of flowers, moss, ferns, birds and animals but this is supposed to be about the woodland. I hope you enjoyed a scroll through Durranbah.

28 thoughts on “Into the woods

    1. I just wish I was more organised and not so tired. I should do more from around here as one post but I am always posting bits and pieces most of the time anyway. Sure come along, I welcome the company. I can show which weeds to pull as we walk πŸ˜‚

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  1. Your land is amazing. Beautiful trees, trails, water! Everything I love be surrounded by. You can keep the scary looking ants, though. πŸ˜‰

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  2. I thought you might have something for me!
    It’s a gorgeous place, Brian and I’m delighted that you chose to share parts of it with us, thank you. πŸ™‚

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