We’re having a cloudy day today, warm with promise of a late shower. Out with the Nikon D3000 earlier, this Red-spotted Jezebel butterfly conveniently landed in the bottlebrush right by me.

Thanks for looking.

Do have yourself a good weekend, and stay safe.


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Australian native plants, Butterflies & Moths

Red-spotted Jezebel


I’ve been gone so long that I got a ‘Welcome to WordPress’ message, asking if I wanted a guided tour!

Half my problem is the new editor. Well, off course, it’s not new now.

Anyway, I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve taken photos to share here and then, oops, let the editor scare me off.


Yeah, really.

Earlier this afternoon, between rain showers, Rob and I drove to a clearing in the forest across from us, for a walk. I have a couple of photos to share. I could hear birds, but I seem to have lost the knack of seeing them in time. It’s much the same in my garden.

There’s still a couple of weeks of Spring left here and I was hoping for plenty of wildflowers.

This cute grass caught my eye. Up close, the pods look like furry grubs.

There were lots of paper-like everlasting daisies on show. Last year, I popped a tiny plant in my pocket for planting in my garden. It grew, and now has two little yellow everlasting daisy buds on it.

Last but not least, are these odd bulbous-shaped pink flowers.

I still haven’t got myself a field guide to wildflowers.

Okay, that’s it. I’m sorry if you’re still waiting for me to approve your response to my last post. I’ll improve, I promise.

Until tomorrow, then.


Australian native plants, Flowers

Oops, I did it again — another two months gone


I wondered how many types of wattle (Acacia) we have native to Australia. Wikipedia suggests 960. Wow! That’s a lot. This pretty wattle, pictured below, is beginning to bloom in the National Park bordering Forest Drive – we walk it at least once a week.  I first noticed this small shrub yesterday.  Indeed, I have noticed different types of wattle in different stages of flowering everywhere we go.


And these are Black Wattle trees, near the junction of Forest Drive and Nagambie Road. The property here has them growing all along their fence line and really brightens the roadside this time of the year.


Thanks for looking. Stay safe.




Australian native plants