It’s winter in Mount Alexander

It looks like we’re going to get another real winter: cold, and a sense of moisture in the air, whether as mist, drizzle or proper rain. There’s still plenty to see in the bush, however, even as we approach the shortest day–patches of persistent or early flowers [Spreading wattle, Cranberry heath, Hakea, Wahlenbergia, Parsons Bands orchids, Chocolate lilies] and lots of interesting fungi and mosses. And if you’re looking closely, you notice that even the commonest sights on the ground are worth looking at: drops of water on a leaf, for example.

Red Box leaf, Sebastopol Creek. Photo by Bronwyn Silver, 6 June 2011


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