A pandemic first…flowers on one
of our Acacia Limelights.
The flowers are approximately
3-4mm in diameter.
Stepping back a little and our Limelight looks like
it could have had the COVID virus
and been in ICU for a month.
The other side is much worse.
Typical of Acacias though.
Grow quickly…die quickly.
A split rock at Lekhubu Island,
Layer upon layer of limestone rock supports
Great Ocean Road.
By the time I read of these rock stacks along
Victoria’s Great Ocean Road
I’m sure many of the tourists who had created
them had returned and knocked down
Balancing rocks in South Africa’s,
Kruger or Greater Kruger National Park.
Decorative rocks at the edge of
Warrnambool’s tourist lake,
Closer to home…in fact nearly at our back door…
well, about 10 km away…
…is Dog Rocks.
If I have asked why it’s called Dog Rocks,
I have not received a satisfactory answer.
Dog Rocks is very popular with photography enthusiasts,
for both day and night photography
as it is far enough away from city lights
that no ambient light can intefer.
My final rock is/was Ayres Rock.
It is now known as Uluru.
Climbing Ayres Rock was almost mandatory in 1975.
Over my left shoulder is another formation
known as The Olgas.
Both are well worth visiting.
During the past few weeks…
…we have had several weather fronts pass us by.
Each front appeared ominous, however,
little or no rain fell in our neck of the woods.
On Friday, October 20, we were greeted with this sunrise…
‘…red sky in the morning shepherd warning…’
According to the television weather forecast
we were likely to receive 25-30 mm of rain.
With nothing showing on the rain radar
my scepticism was only being held at bay
by the rain moth which had appeared
earlier in the week in our garage.