Saturday, 18 May 2013

Doin's around the block.

I decided to go for a stroll around the place today to see if there were any flowers in this dry, cold, time.

Before I found any botanical material a Swampie (Wallabia bicolor, the Swamp Wallaby and so it will remain on this blog despite the efforts of the forces of evil - taxonomists-  to call them Black-tailed wallabies) posed well.
The silver wattle (Acacia dealbata) is well in bud, but probably won't flower for another 3 months.
Neither will Acacia rubida!
Melichrys urceolatus has been in bud for weeks, but will stay that way until Spring.  However it deserves a tip of the lid for its buds.
Finally a flower!  I think this is some form of Goodenia.
Cassinia sp. is well post flowering, but still looks a lot like its vernacular name of Cauliflower bush.
This is our small dam, well supplied with Ottelia ovalifolia.  It is less well supplied with water.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, something - the usual suspects being Crimson Rosellas reaching through the netting -  has been munching on our green apples.
So it was picking time.  That will keep us chomping for most of Winter.
A few apples seemed reluctant to be picked, so were left in position until a few nights below freezing persuade them of the error of their ways.

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