New Farm Park, Brisbane

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

BEAUTY IN THE BUSH

During our hectic four days trip to Mornington Peninsula, Vic, I managed to sneak an hour to myself for a walk through the bush. This was some time between the Christmas party and  the wedding. It was nice to just wander along looking at the plants and listening to the birds. I don't know the names of all the wild flowers, but that is not necessary to appreciate them.
While the others snoozzzzzzed I set of down the path outside our cabin.

Sun shining on an acacia tree (wattle)

Wattle is our national flower emblem. The green and gold of our country's colours.

Fluffy seed pods.

A dead branch splashes colour onto the scene.

So delicate.

Beyond the path.

Looking towards Antarctica.

26 comments:

  1. Fabulous pictures, Diane. What a gorgeous area. Glad you had time to take a walk through the bush...

    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
  2. What lovely scenery, certainly better than snoozzzzzzing!
    Wattle has such a delicate little flower...really pretty.
    ☼ Sunny

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the wattle it's so very pretty. I remember years ago when Queen Elizabeth visited Australia we gave her a gift of a broach in the shape of a sprig of wattle - it was beautiful

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yes Dianne of SA - the broach cost a bloody fortune, as if Lizzie hasn't got enough of these broaches. Still when given I suppose in the days of "Lord Ming" it was the done thing?

    That walk was great Diane, glad you are not a snoozer! The last photo is magnificent. Well done, as always.
    Cheers
    Colin (HB)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ooo I like walking in the bush those little flowers are beautiful.

    Regarding your question it depends on which browser your readers are using ... my apple for example is showing the extra items wrapped below the others, which is a bit ugly. The only way to can address the problem is to either reduce the length of the names or reduce the font size of the text on the tabs.

    ReplyDelete
  6. To reduce the size of the tabs text go to Design --> Template designer --> advanced --> Tabs text and reduce the number of pixels in the box toward the bottom.

    Another alternative is to increase the width of your page. You might want to do a bit of both.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm never able to resist the beckoning of a path and this one looks far too enticing to even attempt to desist! What a wonderful surprise at the end, too! Spectacular seascape.

    Here, wattles (originally imported from Australia were brought in for the leather tanning industry - and the production of matches, I think! - but they rapidly set about depopulating our landscapes of indigenous flora) are now flora non grata viz unwanted alien and hence, all efforts to exterminate them are underway.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovely nature photo's. It is a beautiful country with so much different areas. All with their own plants.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your walk certainly gave you many little gems and topped it off with the gorgeous landscape of blue water and wispy white clouds!

    "I don't know the names of all the wild flowers, but that is not necessary to appreciate them." - I couldn't agree more!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I agree with Betty. What a gorgeous area. The flowers are incredible!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm glad you got out to take a walk and to get these beautiful pictures to share with us. Your last photo is superb.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Just beatiful. Looks like a place I'd enjoy hiking in.

    Kay

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wonderful photos! So glad that you go to all these great places and share them on your blog. Thank you, Diane!

    ReplyDelete
  14. How beautiful ! makes me dream of the forthcoming spring ! it's getting warmer and the last 3 days we had a wonderful sunshine !

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wonderful photos from your walk, Diane! The Wattle is a pretty flower. I Love the view of the ocean too.

    ReplyDelete
  16. gorgeous photos. The bush strikes me as being very green in the first photo - I think it's not mormally like that...

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm catching up on your aventures while my travel companion has a sleep in, and thought that your experience on your walk similar to mine right now. Everywhere I look here in Hawaii I see a bird new to me, one I cannot name, and gorgeous flowers everywhere, most of which I don't know, either. Who cares! It's just great to get out into the world and see new things!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Sometimes it's so nice to get away by yourself for a while, especially in an unfamiliar place. Your photos prove that you enjoyed your time.

    You visited my blog and asked about the ice formations. I don't really know but I do think the wind plays an important part. I put my hypothesis here. You can read it and see if it makes any sense to you.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi Diane, those are gorgeous photos and the sky in the last shot is absolutely stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Gorgeous photos! I loved the sky in the last one!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Beautiful photos Diane, though interesting wattle was in bloom late December!
    Hugs,
    Jan

    ReplyDelete
  22. You know your photography skill are amazing, right? You really need to publish your travels in a book...I'd certainly want an autographed copy!And, you know the best "light" for photos is in the early hours or just before dusk..brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a wonderful place for a quiet walk. I love all the flowers and that last shot of the sky is gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm glad you didn't snooooze, Diane! Instead we get to see these beautiful images. Your photography is brilliant! Have a great weekend. Jo

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh gosh, that walk was definitely worth getting up early! Actually, the peace and quiet and beauty probably did you way more good at a hectic and emotional time than an extra hour of sleep would have done. Beautiful pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  26. When I was growing up in Borneo, some one in the Agricultural Dept gave my dad some saplings which he was said Christmas trees. The saplings grew and they didn't look anything like Fir trees.

    When Mum and Dad came to live in Australia, Dad said, may it is the Australian Christmas tree. They loved the beauty of the wattle flowers.

    ReplyDelete