Friday was lovely day to take a walk in the Iron Bark Basin nature reserve, a little west of Torquay.
In the mid-ground of this photo is the nature reserve, with Pt Addis in the distance. The round-about path takes about 35 minutes to reach the clifftops from this view.
When we got there a paraglider was floating overhead on the updraft above the cliffs. It looks so serene, but not if you have a fear of falling.
Along the track we passed a couple of pink Hyacinth Orchids dipodium roseum. These ground orchids were just a little past their prime.
They are among the most spectacular ground orchids in this area.
In the photo above this cockatoo is in a eucalyptus.
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At Elizabeth's first class for this year, the exercise was an arrangement in a glass vessel.
My colleague Pearl, used a gymea leaf and three lemons. She has used a small section of the leaf to hold the main leaf against the side of the vase.
I used three stems of fennel and a bunch of pink berries from a Peppercorn tree schinus molle. The fennel stems are braced across the vase. I have deliberately spaced them unevenly and left a space at the bottom. Also, the berries are placed asymmetrically. I particularly like to make this style of below water arrangement in Summer for its cooling appearance.
Greetings from Christopher
11th February 2017