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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Close to home

On our way home recently, 
the Cook (who was in charge of the conveyance) 
decided she needed to know what was down a certain road.

So we turned off and drove and drove.
No, we weren't lost,
just misplaced for a while.

We did find some lovely things along the way.

Australian buttercup

No idea...but it was everywhere.

Almost 3 years on the trees are still showing signs of the Black Saturday bushfires.

Common Billy Button

Caladenia - orchid
Some of the puddles were a bit scary
(not this one, though)

A ti tree...leptospermum

The road track became narrower and narrower...
and rougher and rougher...
and boggier and boggier.

Finally even The Cook had enough
 and executed a three point turn
and returned the way we came.

But aren't we lucky to live just down the road!


  1. Gorgeous blooms Hazel. Sometimes it is worth it to go and just see what's down there.

  2. I love the poo among the flowers! Havent read your blog for a while. Looks like you have been busy!

  3. Beautiful country! That little mystery plant is Spyridium parvifolium or Dusty Miller. A very pretty indigenous plant.

  4. Trust you to photograph the practical stuff (poo) amongst the pretty. Did you gather up a bag of it for your compost-heap? Actually, with two goats in your household I expect there is already a sufficient supply!

  5. Ah the Cook is a woman after my own heart -- cooking and going down strange roads.

  6. I am having such a giggle as I live just up the road from a shopping centre. Shall I photograph a few of the shops to share?


    I too like the poo best. Only Hazel would photograph random poo.

  7. Lovely spring wild flowers :) The poo is a good contrast to them, lol!

  8. Always an adventure following a new path! Looks like a good adventure.

  9. Just LOVE the Aussie bush and wildflowers and what a great neighborhood track!!You have been busy Hazel,last time i looked at your Blog you were still building your outside Kitchen and now a glasshouse project!!(tried to leave a comment but not successful)
    Will enjoy following your progress, happy gardening!!!

  10. Hahahahaha love the POO pic too :) Very pretty out your way.

    Do you fancy driving a bit further..and a bit further meet up with Phoebe and me and hopefully other Victorian bloggy folk...?


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