Monday, January 9, 2012

Loose stones and spiky trees.....

 I spent the day yesterday getting my garden (read jungle) trimmed back a bit and was completely 'cream crackered' (read exhausted) by the end of the day, so it was a hot shower and into bed with a couple of pain killers ..sore back, sore knee..such fun getting old haha!! Anyhoo today's another day and there will be no physical activity going on except typing..! Although Aimee and I often walk by the coast, we like to do a bit of  bush walking too and as you can see the trails can be really quite tricky with lots of loose stones and uneven track, you really have to keep your eyes peeled for pot holes to avoid a twisted ankle. It's very worth it though, walking through the bush is an enjoyable experience. One of the better known Australian trees is the Banksia with it's flowering spikes and fruiting cones....The flowers produce a lot of nectar so are a vital food supply in the bush, as the spikes age and fall off the cones that are left, usually stimulated by bushfire, eject the seed.....
The other well known Australian bush plant is the Grass Tree (formerly known as the Black Boy, it's now considered politically incorrect to use this name). If you're lucky you might even find the odd bench along the trail, which comes in handy from time to time....Another week begins, Hopefully it'll be a good one.....!

38 comments:

  1. belle promenade, sur la 2eme photo on dirait des bougies dans l'arbre

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  2. Looks like a great place to walk -- and work off the soreness from "way too much yard work"!!! Love your captures as always, Grace! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  3. What wonderful environment you own. thank you for this journey. Please have a good new week ahead.

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  4. Ok. Clearly not the kind of environment I would see around Seattle... Loved it. Thanks for the stroll "in the bush." Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  5. You too on a garden fling! I always get this burst of "must do" just before Christmas and between Christmas and New Year! And it's always to do with pruning and the inevitable weeding for variety! And oooh the pain afterwards! But I always smile knowing I can see a result for my efforts!

    Love your bush trail walk! I too love this experience!

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  6. Your terrain is so unlike ours - lovely to see Grace! Hope you are ready to go in the morning as another week begins.

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  7. What a wonderful place for photos.

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  8. You have a pretty place to take your walks, Grace.

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  9. I love grass trees, wish I had one in my garden!

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  10. Your environment looks so exotic to me. I've travelled a fair amount but never made it to Australia and I think that I have missed a lot!

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  11. Bonza photos. During my morning walks i come across Banksias, Grevilleas, Wattles and various gum trees planted in local parks and gardens :-).

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  12. Such interesting trees. It looks like a place for an adventurous walk full of photographic opportunities. Have a great week.

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  13. Healthiest must lush looking B...ah, grass trees I have ever seen.

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  14. I did a little bush-walking in Australia many years back; your photos and text reawaken some fond old memories. Thanks.

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  15. I had no idea it was now called a 'Grass tree' and have always called it a Xanthorrhea. I do like them,and banksia as well. There are many out along South Head where I spent New Year's Day.

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  16. une belle randonnée qui nous fait découvrir la végétation de ton pays

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  17. I was knackered yesterday after spring cleaning, lol!! I should have bent me knees...

    Still, I'd love to walk this trail regardless of the stones, you have such beauties there.

    Happy New Year to you and Aimée (now why do I automatically spell it with an é, eh?!) :-)

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  18. Have the Diggers not found how to lay tarmac yet?

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  19. SUCH a magical land!
    Are you afraid, you know, of snakes and dingoes?


    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

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  20. Okay, so where is this?

    Looks like a place I would like :)

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  21. I thought for a moment the first photo was your garden, but the bush looks great to have a walk there.

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  22. Si cuidaramos mas la Tierra!

    Bello blog

    Isis

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  23. What a lovely trail to take a walk...so much to see. I enjoy your postings so much as I'm learning a number of new words: "cream-crackering" for example. I've got to figure out how to use that. Maybe I can get some sympathy from my golfing buddies if I tell them I'm cream-crackered. Nah, they'll just think I'm crackers (crazy)! Have a wonderful day and a wonderful week! :-)

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  24. Looks like a great place to explore! Though I'd probably spend a considerable amount of time just looking around from that lovely bench :D

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  25. The flora looks amazing and I really like the way you shot the path on top.

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  26. Goodness is this all your garden?

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  27. This is a pretty place to walk, Grace, there's even a bench for VP...

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  28. Beautiful garden, perfect for a walk! Arianna

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  29. The Banksea reminds me of a shrub I saw growing in South Florida .. we called it a Maze Plant because those 'flowers' looked like corn!

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  30. "Walking in the bush" seems so exotic and adventurous!I like the blue of the bench!and I imagine how welcomed it can be when you're tired..

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  31. It looks nice, but with my clumsiness, I would get so engrossed in my surroundings that I would fall flat on my face!

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  32. SO many great scenes here. I wouldn't mind stopping at that bench to take it all in.

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  33. interesting post about the bush..

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  34. No need for woolen socks!;) nice place on the planet.

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  35. Great shots. It is interesting to see the different plants and animals from around the world through our blog friends. These are certainly different.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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