Thursday, August 20, 2009
Yesterday was the first day that I have walked in the Ironbarks Forest in months. We have had the flu here again, the second time in 3 months. Coen has been home from school more this term than he has been at school and is still not well. It was wonderful to feel the coming of spring with warm sunny days. The green hood orchids are out in flower now. Only growing to about 1 inch high, they are easy to miss amongst the litter on the forest floor. I was saddened to see that the mining company are doing exploratory work looking for gold in the forest. Although the forest was mined in the gold rush of the 1800's much of it has been taken back by mother nature.
Australia has many unique wildflowers that mainly bloom in spring. The slide show is a small sample of the flowers that grow in the forest beside my home.
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