Australia Photo Unfurling Tree Fern This photo was taken on my recent trip to the Lamington National Park rainforest, in SE Queensland.
Peach blossom heralding the spring Australia Photo: From nucleus to fruition Not sure how this lone peach managed to hang on all year till the new blossom bloomed? Out with old, in with the new! 😉 Time for a spring clean!
Australia Photo ~ Swamp Paperbark Trees, Australia Paperbark trees are so quintessentially Australian, with their peeling trunks. There’s a swampy area I walk past most days. This week I actually stopped to photograph it 🙂
In the dunes that back the beach, it amazes me that anything can grow ~ No nutrients in the soil, and such good drainage no water will hold between the fine white grains of sand – Yet, defying possibility, these coastal plants produce luscious yellow blooms. Keeping close to the ground, hugging the sparkling shard minutia, they duck the […]
Natural Bridge is an arch of basalt that spans Cave Creek, in SE Queensland, Australia. Water pouring down the creek bed over millions of years has eroded and worn through a thin layer of basalt so it now cascades through an opening in the roof of the cave leaving a natural arch bridge spanning the […]
Australia Photo ~ Epiphytes ~ Birds Nest Tree Ferns in the rainforest Epiphytes are plants that use another plant or object as a host upon which to grow ~ Their roots are not therefore in the soil so nutrients are derived from the air, the rain, and sometimes an accumulation of leaf debris. These Birds […]
Australia Photo: Epiphytes ~ Staghorns in the rainforest Photographed at Natural Bridge, one and half hours south of Brisbane in SE Queensland, Australia Here’s a link to some Birds Nest tree ferns (which are also epiphytes)!
Australia Photo ~ Buttress roots seen near the base of Wollumbin (Mt Warning), Northern NSW Along the border between Queensland and NSW are some beautiful sections of rainforest. Lamington National Park is on the Queensland side, and the Border Ranges is on the NSW side, along with Wollumbin (Mt Warning) I love rainforest ~ Its […]
I was asked by the Got Saga team “What 5 places I’d take a visitor to in my ‘home town” ~ If you come to the South Moreton Bay islands in the Bay off Brisbane, Australia these are my favourite local places that I’ll share with you… Mangroves and sea eagles ~ The inter-tidal zone at the bottom of […]
The downside of living on the 27th parallel south in the sub-tropics of Australia is that the season’s tend to be very similar ~ All a bit same same – It appears that the lower the latitudinal number of where you are on the globe, results in less seasonal variations of vegetation. One lot of 365 days […]