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.
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.
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!
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.