Wild flowers in south oz

Its still what we call winter down here…that roughly translates as lots of intermittent rain, skies full of clouds , gusty winds and in between beautiful sunny days that we would describe as coolish! In between showers this afternoon I went for a walk across the road from where I live …im lucky enough to have a piece of remnant scrub which never ceases to amaze and bring smiles to my face.

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Its limestone country and so there are beautiful ponds scattered around…after rain.

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There were clusters of donkey orchids dotted around

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Gorgeous grevillias

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Local hakeas and  beautiful yellow hibertia.

And there was  more!

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Biodiversity rules…..so lucky to have this as my backyard.

Radical weather … awesome clouds

Today has been one of the coldest days yet on the south coast of oz. Seriously when your breath clouds out of your mouth,  its cold. We have had hail off and on all day. An intense low has been right over the top of us.  Definately an inside by the fire day.
I did manage to take myself outside this afternoon and this is what I found….

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Brrrrr heaps of hail cuddledmup next to my rainwater tanks

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                                                                                    Hail heaped up in my stormwater drain……

and later across the road

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Glorious cloudscapes….. clear and crisp and soaring!!

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The best light ever….

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And here they are in the distance

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Winter landscapes

Winter in south oz is charecterized by glorious sunny days with cloudscapes to fantasize about and temperatures that require beanies, gloves fingerless and scarves…these will be interspersed with grey, rainy and windy days…days better off spent inside by the fire reading a good book.

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Taken through my front window latish on a cold and rainful day……

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Taken on a bike ride not far from my house …a great egret taking off. Oh for a better lens ! It was  somewhat shy of my attempts to photograph….

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