New Farm Park, Brisbane

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Its Warming Up

This morning I set off for my morning walk at 7:00am. I could already feel the humidity and burning sun. After 20 mins in the heat I entered the cooler shade of the forest but I could feel the perpiration oozing as I climbed the hills, but I still had time to admire the native plants.

The little cones of a Sheoak tree.

I saw these cute little berries but I don't know the plant. Maybe bloggers, Titania or Alice could help here.

I love the patterns that lichen makes as it grows over the rocks. Such a tiny plant.

Another native flower ,which I don't know the name. Methinks I should do some research.

The hot morning sun shines through a eucalyptus leaf just before it falls. We don't have Autumn leaves here in Brisbane but the leaves fall and renew all the year round and all the leaves don't fall at the same time. I guess its a bit like a dog moulting. When I got home I jumped into a cold shower and checked the temperature it was already 30C/86F at 8:30am. It is a sure reminder that summer starts in 2 days.

16 comments:

  1. Certainly is heating up and I have intentions of walking in Girraween next week...I'll see

    Your observations are great but I do know the white flower is called "rice" flower and has been researched and developed at Gatton Agricultural college as a cut flower for commercial growing. A pink in my driveway.
    Ozothamnus diosmifolius how is your Latin/Greek
    ozo means smell, thamos means shrub and folius means flowering but the dio smi I do not know or can not find.

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  2. Thank you Lizzy, I was hoping someone would rescue me from my own ignorance.

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  3. I love seeing all of your native plants, so many we do not have here. The little rice flower (saw Lizzie's comment) looks so delicate.

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  4. Hello Diane, I have had a lot of reading to do and photos to look at on your blog...wonderful.

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  5. Hi Diane, very pretty flowers, plants and berries. Lovely to see what grows out there in Australia.

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  6. Never fall ?? that's a country for me ! I hate fall !

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  7. I love seeing all the native plants especially the little cones of the Sheoak tree. The lichen covered rock makes a good photo.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. No I don't really collect postcards but the Postcrossing sounded a good idea and it's always nice to get some surprise mail.

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  8. Diane, lovely details from your walk! The little berries have a red-grape-like translucency. And that rock...did you notice that it's a smiling...something!...in profile? Maybe a frog or an alligator? And the eucalyptus photo looks like a designer leopard print. Perhaps I'm overly imaginative today...but I really think it's your photos. They're evocative.

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  9. What MARVELOUS finds on your morning walk. Thanks for sharing ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  10. Such wonderful plants. Seems so strange it is hot and humid there, and getting colder and colder here. Makes us realize how far from each other we are in Memphis and Australia.

    I finally bought me a new Canon Rebel XS 10.1 today. I can hardly wait to get it. I purchased online.

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  11. It does seem odd that you are starting summer and we are starting winter. I hope your summer is not too hot and dry. I can see why you like to take walks through that lovely forest.

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  12. Gattina. It does get hot in the summer but autumn, winter and spring have beautiful climate.Not hot not cold.
    However, I am talking about Brisbane and the south east corner of Queensland. The southern states especially Victoria,Tasmania, Southern NSW and Southern WA and SA have colder winters and many of their trees are deciduous too.

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  13. That looks like a wonderful walk you have crafted for yourself there, Diane. Once I am over all these medical tests and stuff, I hope to be able to craft a suitably green walk for myself too. I am not too far from Centennial Park so I think that will be quite a feasible route.

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  14. great photos as usual. we have 'normal' weather here in adelaide (cross fingers) atm. there's no such thing in adeliade. after our major heat wave and storms and rain. i wonder how long it will last? summer is def. on the way (it's dec 1)as is Christmas and i'm not ready.

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  15. amazing..beautiful...needs to be in a 'coffee table' book!

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  16. Ah ... I can cope with heat but not humidity very well ... your description reminded me why I avoid Queensland in the summer time.

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