Showing posts from August, 2012

August updates

This is mainly the usual list of post-hoc adjustments and amendments.  I'll start with a couple of pix that didn't fit into other posts.  They are sunrise and moonset on 4 August: the images were within 10 seconds of each other but one facing East and the other, West.
Updates to this blog
comments about strawberry thinning addedthe excellent result of the Mudchooks game has been commented on.The identity of the orchid leaves and the white structures in Lomandra obliqua have been resolved!Updates to other blogs
A post on Yellow-tailed black-Cockatoos has been added to Carwoola birds as has the July report, and a comment about the Frogmouths nest building.An image added to that blog shows the field marks of Hoary-headed and Australasian GrebesID of the mystery orchid has been confirmed.Another bunny bites the dust and the relevant post is updated

Kangaroos and K9

I commented in yesterday's post about daffodils that a small fence was to keep inter alia 'roos away from the daffodils.
I watched this roo (photo taken through the kitchen window) sniff at a few daffs, but totally ignore them.  I do like the colour of the fur in the morning sunlight.

Now, I might say that the title does not contain a reference to Doctor Who's mechanical offsider but to our small dog.  Shortly after the image above was captured a Great Cacophony broke out in the spare bedroom.  (That isn't Tammy in the video, but does look a lot like her.)  This image is Tammy, and a couple of interlopers.
 You want cute, this is fairly cute.
We then took Tammy for her morning walk.  Now everyone knows that kangaroos get very stressed by dogs walking by regardless of whether the dog is on a lead or not.  Taurine excreta.  Tammy walked past (on lead as always) less than 10m from this pretty young person who stayed posed to demonstrate what really cute is like!
In fact t…

Daffodils (and Hellebores) do the right thing

Following yesterday's glories of native flowers (or in the case of orchids, leaves) I was inspired today to take a snuffle round some of our daffodils.  In part this was inspired by the post on Nature of Robertson covering Denis's crop.

The Carwoola plantation is coming on nicely. This first bunch are at the foot of the steps leading on to the lawn.

 Another group form a good contrast with the hellebores which have kept some colour around the place through the cold murk of Winter.  There is more on hellebores later in this post.
These have a more orange trumpet
Little white ones make a change!
A later flowering more flashy variety.
This is part of our biggest bed: possibly 200 bulbs went in here.  The wire is to stop the wabbits and roos from digging in there.  It is "sort of" successful.
 I am unsure if these are daffodils or jonquils .  I am sure that I really don't care, but just enjoy them!
 The plantings down the drive are being much slower to flower as show…

ANPS is led down various roads

Warning: there are lotsa images in this post.

Today your humble blogger led the ANPS Wednesday Walk down Touga Rd, just East of Nerriga NSW.  That is the first road.  Or perhaps it is also the second road since the 1:25k topographic map calls this highway (hah!) Tolwong Road!

Whatever: I had very good intentions (and we know what road is paved with them) in proposing this outing, and I am pleased to say they were met in spades (doubled, redoubled and made).   Another road will be referred towards the end on this monster blog - I took about 75 snaps today, but will try to keep the number of images to somewhat less than that!
To get to Nerriga we went along a number of other roads and it seemed that the Oallen Ford Rd was paved with dunnies! I am sure that when we came past a few weeks back there were three pedestals!
This Google Earth Extract shows the modus operandi, and gives an indication of the topogaphy. The road below 1 is the highway from Braidwood to Nowra.  We turned off there…