My 11 year old daughter is full of Sherlock Holmes' quotes this week and included this one in her nature journal after quoting it at every opportunity:
You see, but you do not observe.
Flannel flowers in bloom - so named because they have a lovely soft, flannel-like feel to their petals.
Not a great photo but I was excited to find this and identify it when we got home: Lambertia formosa commonly known as Mountain Devil or Honey Flower. It was quite striking and the first time I've come across it. It belongs to the Grevillea family.
New growth after controlled backburning in the bush
Australian Magpie - there is a website to track aggressive magpies. We've never had a problem with them, thankfully!
One of our regular visitors, the laughing kookaburra
Oops...I forgot to add, 'Tis the season of the shedding of bark for the Angophora costata, or Smooth-barked Apple...'
It's an Australian native, doesn't produce apples and is notorious for dropping its branches and making an awful mess at this time of year.
Linking up with Celeste at Keeping Company