A few more remembrances of our autumn colour pilgrimage to
the Victorian Alps, the caravan park at Jamieson with its magic
of autumn colour. Those of you in the Northern Hemisphere must
wonder at my excitement to be amongst all this splendid colour.
Just consider that nearly all Australian trees are evergreen,
momentarily I can only think of one that is deciduous. There
must be a few more but they do not spring readily to mind.
The combination of autumn colour and running water is just
irresistible to me so we drive a thousand miles one way to
immerse ourselves in this glorious colour-bath.
like this willow that has shed two thirds of it's golden glory.
adjoining public parks on either side of it along the river and
the shade for her worm hunting forays and had a beak full of
rich, nourishing, wriggling goodness within minutes to feed
her growing brood.
are about the size of American Robins and have quite amazing
of the oak
and last but not least, a king parrot female demolishing the
buds of Camellia sasanqua probably to it's owner's chagrin.
Enlarge and enjoy!
With thanks to the co-ordinators of all four memes.