It's a year since I started this blog. I thought it would be an occasional blog, maybe putting up a post every couple of weeks, but there are so many interesting things in the natural world to photograph and write about. Judging by comments received and number of visits there seem to be a few interested readers and that encourages me to keep on blogging. And I enjoy reading other nature blogs as well - especially those few that are written by Australians. I'd love to see a few more Aussies joining in.
One of the few plants flowering in the Brisbane Ranges last week was the Mitchell's Wattle Acacia mitchellii. It's a small shrub of the sandy heaths, mainly in the west of Victoria. I was surprised to see it flowering because it usually flowers July to January. The beautiful little globules are very pale - most wattle flowers are a brighter yellow. Once again I think I've managed to inadvertently photograph a creature lurking in the depths of a flower (front right). It blends in very well. Really I should take more time and really investigate the whole plant before rushing on.