Macadamia blossom and a couple of minor supervisors

The Macadamia tree was covered in blossom this year.
A couple of baby Grey Minor birds were waiting for their carers to appear with food in a nearby gum tree.
The Macadamia blossom was so pretty in the sunlight.
The babies were tucked together patiently waiting.
They decided to do a bit of preening…
It was good to see the bees working industriously among the blossom.
The Grey Minor youngsters snuggled back together, watching and waiting.
Young Macadamia nuts forming. Though a lot of blossom fell without developing, hopefully some Macadamia nuts will make it to maturity.
Flag Counter 31/01/2023

Froglets and Dahlias

New season’s dahlias just opening.
Froglets emerged from water. Starting to display their new “coats” (skin). The miraculous process of metamorphosis is happening!
This froglet, enjoying a stretch, still has his tail. The tail will be absorbed into it’s body.
Have grown this large yellow cactus Dahlia for many years (name unknown).
Looking like frogs! Actual size is about 15-18mm.
Froglet looking handsome. A big change has happened. His tadpole gills have stopped functioning (skin has grown over), and lungs have developed. His tail is almost gone now. He has four frog legs and his feet can grip. His new skin is lighter with nice side markings. He will change from being a herbivore to a carnivore. He will also have a long tongue and perhaps tiny teeth to catch his food. Ref.
These froglets appear to be the Eastern Common Froglet. Ref.
Flag Counter 27/12/2022

Liliums at Christmas – right on time

Jesus is no longer a baby in a manger.
Jesus lived a sinless life, He died so we might have eternal lifeGod the Father “raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1‬:‭20‬-‭21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

JESUS will reign forever!
(His enemies)* will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of Lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”” (*insertion in brackets mine)
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭17‬:‭14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
Video by Jesus Image Worship

The following is a special Christmas video by Casting Crowns, be blessed:

Flag Counter 20/12/2022

Valerian discovery

An unknown plant found in my garden……

Pink Valerian (All photos M. Vaughan)

This plant is too prolific for my liking. The seeds scatter everywhere!

Red valerian is not the same as the herb known as common valerian, “Valeriana officinalis”. While red valerian has no toxic effects it also has no medicinal value, whereas the root of common valerian is used in herbal medicine..


Flag Counter 06/12/2022

Garden Tadpole Bowl 🐸

The local frogs discovered it! For the grandchildren, it can be fun time to feed the “Taddies”, learning the amazing transformation of tadpoles to frogs. Summer evenings will soon delight with the harmonious frog symphony!
Dinner time. Shredded frozen young silver beet and crushed fish food.
Surrounded by Irises….
.The tadpoles like warmer weather to rise to the top. On a cold day, none were to be seen.
A hapless fly….
Magnified. The biggest tadpoles at this stage are roughly 2cms and go down to a few newly hatched tiny taddies.
Photo of an old resident on our property. Guessing these tadpoles are his descendants.
Flag Counter 22/11/2022