I often come come home with bits of vines in my clothing during the pruning season – they are incredibly tough, I kept this one in my pocket for the day. This is a lignified (gone woody) tendril, and what ever angle you looked at it, it was beautiful The curls are due to them holding onto the trellis wires.
It’s been a week of freezing cold overnight temperatures and the most amazing sunrises. This sunrise was taken on Thursday with a 70-300 mm lens, I believe the temperature was about -4 C. The distant ridge is one I see almost everyday and am fascinated by its varying silhouettes in different lights – Thursday was perfect if not a little surreal! I went back today (you can view my other images on my recently created Facebook page – Lisa Kimmorley Photography) and found another individual waiting for the warmth of the sunrise!
Yesterday we went back to Nulla Vale, North Central Victoria. It’s a landscape I really admire with the granite outcrops and sparse vegetation – a really stark landscape. It was incredibly windy and so felt bitterly cold, but the sky was amazing. Challenging with clouds and shadows quickly changing. Taken from mid to late afternoon.
Today we had one of the first real big frosts of the year. The crystals get better as winter goes on but this was a good start! Most of these were taken around dawn so low light levels.
Last week we went to Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges National Park. The forest is of Mountain Ash and tree ferns. The Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) is the tallest of all flowering plants, growing to 70 to 114 metres (16-49 ft) high and live on average for 400 years. It was a humbling experience walking amongst these living giants.