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Remnant scrub beauties

Taken on a wander through a small reserve not far from where I live.  The reserve  has a number of bushcarers that look after it and nurture it by removing the more noxious weeds and plants tha thave crept in over the years. Im constantly surprised by the diversity in this small patch of scrub. One can only imagine what it must have been like before whitefellas arrived.

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Its common name is running postman!

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Clematis  twined around the fork of a tree. Here’s a close up.

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And a beautiful pink lady orchid….of  which there were many.

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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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More of sojourn on KI

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These gorgeous entities are everywhere …often in family groups nestled in amongst the gum trees. They say they only grow a couple of cms a year.

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They are remarkably hardy plants able to survive the fiercest of bushfires…..their symmetry leaves me open mouthed at times.

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They are prolific and after a bushfire  you can see them pushing up through the soil along the sides of the road…any cleared space really.