Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Classic Autumn Days

Our weather has moved from warm-to-hot (and dry) to cool and cloudy, with sunshine and showers taking turns.

The change is very welcome.

About a month ago we had our first good rain of the season, 40mm, which prompted new growth on everything.

Blossoms always catch my eye, but it is great to see the fresh new foliage on the trees and even the smaller things like the Yacca, or Grass Trees (Xanthorrhoea semiplana ssp semiplana) trees and theTrigger Plants (Stylidium graminifolium) .

Above is a general view of the Oyster Bay Pines (Callitris rhomboidea) area and below is detail of their foliage, a lovely soft texture and colour.

Tiny things are difficult to spot with so much active growth underfoot, as well as so many years of accumulated leaf litter. However ...yesterday I found a further 11 Parsons Bands Orchids in bloom.

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