Shades of ‘Le Chat Noir’?

A slightly different post…When I saw Yertle, one of the farm cats sitting against the doorway, the image immediately reminded me of the late 19th century French poster, Le Chat Noir.  Yertle is a rescue cat who has the most amazing, friendly character and a lazy eye.

Yertle

Hellebore Heaven!

This weekend has been wet, dark and quite miserable.  Today we went to visit Post Office Farm Nursery owned by a friend who is a Hellebore specialist.   The nursery is open on Sundays during winter when the plants are at their peak.   I have to admit the weather was not ‘macro friendly’ with high winds and rain so I shall be going back before the flowering season ends.  They are beautiful plants with so many different colours and forms.double dark primrose yellow dark black double picotee pink

Emu and the hill…

Yesterday we went looking for a waterfall I’d read about at Sailors Falls near Daylesford.  When we arrived there was no water, doh!!  We decided to keep going and spotted this hill at Newlyn in the Shire of Hepburn. The landscape is reasonably flat with these occasional beautiful curves.  Another day of dramatic clouds and contrasts with a few surprises including a very curious (and tall) Emu!

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Sheep and vehicle trails crossing
sheeep & crows
The crows were disturbed by the farmer turning up to feed the sheep.
Emu
In a paddock with three others. This one was very curious!

 

Dwarfed by Giants!

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.

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Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island

The week just gone by I spent on Kangaroo Island which is off the coast of South Australia.  Saw some incredible things.  This is the first blog of probably quite a few!  These are the ‘Remarkable Rocks’ – and they really were!  Taken about an hour or so after sunrise.

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