Sunday, July 21, 2013

Weekly Stills - From the Forest


-My Sprocket on a little bridge. I love looking down to see the small trickle of water over the sandbank. But seem to have forgotten a photo of it.
- Wild greenery.
- Green velvet moss. Can you imagine a dress out of this stuff? Although it might be a little damp...
- Weird white fungi stuff. Any takers on a name?
- Orange/yellow saucer fungi - again, any takers on a name? I am sadly lame at knowing fungi names.
-Wombat Poo. Or kangaroo. Or wallaby. Or echidna. Anyone any good at identification? We spend a lot of time looking for, and then studying, animal poo and trails and scratchings - in the absence of actual animal spottings. I have discovered a gaping hole in my education when it comes to identification of animals through their droppings.
- Poppet and Sprocket on the bridge. Note Poppet's cautious eyes and her carefully clutched treasure!

We try to get to the sea or the forest at least once every week. I find it greatly improves tempers (alright, my temper!) There's something about being in a place where the air is thick and rich, moist and eucalypt laden, where you can hear the birds call and the breeze, where there are always entrancingly strange things to look for and animal tracks to wonder at. This is my favourite 'close' spot. A little bridge in the Morwell National Park (where the hero of Sebastian Lives in a Hat comes from) that is surrounded by mosses and mushrooms, fungi and the sound of flowing water.

Joining with the lovely Em of The Beetle Shack for weekly stills.

10 comments:

  1. Lovely forest photos.

    That tutu is gorgeous!!

    www.twinsplusonemumma.com

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    1. I love the tutu - it was an early birthday present from her nana as she'll be overseas on the actual day. It came off soon after so she could jump in mud puddles... but I love the fairytale look!

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  2. What an amazing adventure you had. I love that story Sebastian lives in a hat. I'm not ready to read it to my children yet. Great photos. H x

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    1. I wasn't sure about reading Sebastian lives in a Hat to the little ones, but we've had a lot of relatives die this year, and they have already been asking a lot of questions and death. They really enjoyed it, and so far don't seem traumatised! It's a beautiful story but I can completely understand delaying it!

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  3. Popping over from The Beetle Shack. Your adventure looks wonderful and I can understand that nature is very soothing for kiddies and mummy's too. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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  4. Popping over from stills this week. I just want to go mushroom and fairy hunting with you all. Beautiful forest photos.

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  5. I've hopped on by. I love your pics, it just looks so luck and green :)

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  6. I just saw that you're a ya writer... me too! Love it :)

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