I love to take photos. I thought I'd share some of the ones I've taken lately around the farm These first two are of an area that has been planted out in the last 12 months. Although it looks a bit like a bunch of headstones in a graveyard, give it a couple of years and they'll be rows of productive large shrubs. It's a very satisfying thought!
We get a great view of Mt Wellington in the distance from this point in the plantation.
A couple of days ago I got my first ever photo (in focus, that is!!) of this wonderful Wattle Bird. We have so many of them around the farm. They have a very distinctive birdcall - not what you'd call pleasant, but distinctive. And despite being quite large (maybe 40cm long) they are hard to catch on camera. They love sitting in the Silver Tree (Leucadendron Argenteum). They are called Wattle Birds after those dangly yellow "wattles" that hang below the eye, not as you would expect, because they like wattle!
A beautiful Silver Tree seed pod on a female tree.