Driving home, we came upon this sea of gold and could not help
ourselves, we just had to detour to Mt.Arapiles. Himself wanted
to drive to the summit but ran into a solid veto.
I desperately needed a walk and found this prostrate Acacia
along the way.
We pulled into a camping area where I bagged this Common
Being very self-serving, I suggested the Prof walk to the top
while I went birding. Looks like I only bagged a tennis ball
I headed up to the foot of the cliffs where there was tree
cover and I could hear some chirping . . .
The wattles (Acacias) were out in full force, whichever way
you looked was covered in gold,
with just two exceptions, one of them, this native hop-bush.
Higher up in the scrub, I met these Kangaroos and companion
sat with them for a while.
There were many straw flowers in bud but only this one patch
in full bloom.
This mountain is renowned for it's climbability. There were
groups of climbers everywhere. A lot of people come here to
learn the art of climbing, the rocks have good holds and do not
crumble under your weight. A really good beginner's mountain.
Gold, gold and more gold . . .
and just one patch of the Native Mint Bush.
Sitting high up on a pillar of rock sat this leader of a climbing
group, encouraging the other climbers.
Last but not least, a native clematis. There was so much more
but my post was already getting too long.
Although I heard a number of birds and especially the Fantail Cuckoo
with his mournful, falling trill, not one presented itself to have it's
portrait taken in the three hours I was lucky enough to spend there.
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