Wednesday, January 22, 2014


the summer has brought out the skinks, which like to run along the veranda amongst the pot-plants and into the veranda garden beds. The plant is a Spider-plant (Chlorophytum comosum) and it's over 60 years old, having been bought by my grandmother in the late 1940s.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Purple Loosestrife

This is one of very few species that are native to both Europe and Australia - without occurring in many of the countries in between. Extremely unusual.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

A possum's midnight feast

One of the resident Ring-Tail Possums eating pittosporum leaves late at night. I must try to get some better pics.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Satin Bowerbird comes by for lunch

This is either a female or juvenile male, judging by the colour of the plumage.