Sunday was a wild one here in Melbourne, and that was just the lunch for my mother’s birthday!

After eating way too much, we ventured into the windy outdoors to walk off some of the excess … so there’d be room for afternoon tea!

All the native trees and shrubs were in flower.

Whoever said that our native trees are not pretty hasn’t looked closely enough.

The sky went from grey to black and back to grey several times, but intrepids we are, we resisted what would have been the sensible course of action and remained in the wild.

Even the tiny flowers of this eucalypt are gorgeous in this massed show.

Past-its-best but still striking

How sci-fi are these?

The low-growing banksias are a more recent planting, but are spreading


Even the trunk of this (Jap Maple) tree struggles to contain its growth. Okay, it’s not in the park.
Could Spring be around the corner?

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