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Middlemess

And the last shot of this sequence.  Taken in the middle bushy part of the block. I love its wild messiness - a garden I don't have to feel bad about because it is untidy.

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Silence

It is generally pretty quiet around here with just the call of birds, an occasional car or truck, a bit of barking of dogs, cocks crowing, and chainsaws revving to cut firewood.  But this is one sound that breaks the silence on quite a regular basis.

Flowers

The rain has persuaded some more flowers to come out.

I am a little worried about this little purple Brachyscome. There used to be lots of it on the block and now just a few clumps.  One section where they used to grow appeared to have been heavily grazed (kangaroos, rabbits?) during the dry and now the flowers are gone.


I still don't know what this one is.


You can rest assured this thistle got the chop as soon as I took the photo.


The goodenia usually flowers much earlier than this.

There are no everlasting daisies either.  But cineria is flowering and as it was one of the weeds on the council's list that I have to control I have been pulling them out.  Not too many fortunately following my big purge last year and next to no blackberry has regrown thank goodness.  I checked the bridal creeper and there is a little bit showing up again under the Cypress that I will need to attack.

Kangaroo grass

The Kangaroo grass which is the main grass on the block is getting long and is setting seed.

Plump

All of the undergrowth has plumped out.  The shot below was about midway through the dry spell when I noticed the lovely carpet of kidney weed (not a weed) was disappearing.


Mushrooms

With the Autumn rain comes the mushrooms.  I saw three or four different kinds.

Sunny

We spent Easter out at the Rest and what wonderful sunny Autumn weather we had.  So lovely to have the sunshine but also lovely to see the results of the rain.