Mushrooms & Daisies
Still trying to catch up with all the photographs I have yet to post from earlier this year. A cluster of cuties clinging to a rotting log. And today, my favourite flowers. Tynwald Park is overrun with them at the moment, and I LOVE IT! Except the nasty man with the mower went over them this morning and one patch is looking a little rough and sad. They are such happy little flowers… and they always remind me of Spirit.
One of the best things about being so short – aside from folding away for easy travel – is being near enough to the ground to spot interesting things other people would step on. I love the little treasures I find on or beside the footpath when I’m out and about.
The Fagus (Nothofagus gunnii) or Deciduous Beech, is the only native deciduous tree in Tasmania, and is found at altitude, in hard-to-reach nooks around the state. Every year there is a photography pilgrimage to capture the ‘Turning of the Fagus’, which happens all-too-quickly for some, and at less and less predictable times each year. Thanks Climate Change. :( This year my photographer buddy Ben Short took me along for his pilgrimage – actually it took two treks into the wilds to find it – and I saw my first Fagus in the… frond!