I had to go to town early this morning so I had a chance for a quick walk around after having breakfast. Keeping my eyes out for some apple reds The first thing I saw was this car parked across the road from the cafe. There three other red cars in the street but this one had a red that was hard to replicate with a camera.
Further down the street, on the way back to pick up my car, I saw the part of a street that has Poinciana trees instead of the usual Jacarandas. This splash of red just after the purple was delightful to see.
The worse thing was I went into the Green Grocers but didn’t take a camera.Didn’t even think of red apples either 🙄🤪
My focus for this challenge is vegetation. From a tiny moss “forest”
to grasses that support life
with seeds and flowers
ferns providing shelter
Bottlebrush bush with flowers and food for everyone
Grevilleas giving shade and food for insects and birds
Tree Ferns who are older than dinosaurs, first plants to recover from fires – yes those fires in 2019 – as seen here. The stems of tree ferns are a miniature ecosystem, with epiphytic plants like mosses, small ferns and maybe lichens growing on them.
The first fronds that emerge are called Fiddleheads
Bigger flowering trees can be spectacular like Poinciana trees
Or Illawarra Flame Trees which stand out against the green of the bush when flowering
and then there are the towering giants in the rainforest that support all manner of life from the soil to the tree tops
Where would an Earth Story be without our wonderful plants – from the small to the tall. The featured photo is my favourite spot, Raspberry Lookout where you can sit among the trees as well as look over the valleys and the tree tops.