Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tiger Snake

On Monday this week, DH found in our small suburban backyard a small tiger snake. Although small they are still dangerous and are not to be under estimated, their venom can kill most animals and humans.
The common tiger snake is found in southern and eastern Australia and are usually around 1 metre long. The black and yellow striped reptile is one of the most dangerous snakes in the world, they can can between 20-30 young.
I'm hoping that today's cold blast will send any still around or in the vicinity of my yard will decid it's cold enough to go into hibernation fo the winter.

Friday, April 24, 2009


I have mentioned before about Cyclamens on my blog but at this  time of the year is when Cyclamens are at their very best. They bring a tapestry of beautiful bright colour to any garden. Grown in the garden I've found that they thrive very well and generally from March through winter and into spring and sometimes even into summer if grown in the right spot. Cyclamens never seem to disappoint in the garden or in a pot.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

Native animals, birds and reptiles are some of what can be found at the gardens on these warm Autumn days, while taking an early morning stroll around one of the walks in the older section of the Botanic gardens. Birdwatching is a great pass time and there are plenty of birds to see if you come to the gardens. Snakes and lizards to can be found in the gardens more often over the summer months, I have had close encounters with tiger snakes but never stayed around long enough to take photos. Bandicoots can often be found around the gardens and I've seen them on numerous occasions around the picnic area darting in and out of the bushes. The gardens are a great place to take advantage of Australian native flora and fauna.

Photos Eastern Yellow Robin, New Holland Honeyeater
Photos Skink, Black duck

Photo Southern Brown Bandicoot, Magpie

Monday, April 13, 2009

St Margaret's Rose

Recently while at Wilson's Botanic Park in Berwick taking photos of their roses, I came upon a rose that was labeled with the name St Margaret's. What I found interesting about this particular rose was the colour changes it goes through from bud to maturity.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Wilson Botanic Park Berwick

Rose Garden

On a recent visit to Wilson Botanic Park in Berwick, with cameras in hand we took a walk around their Rose Garden. I don't know what it is about me wanting to take photos of roses and the coming of the rain, but yes it rained on us again. Although it is not the best time of the year to see the roses at the best, there was still a good showing. The rose garden has been set out well and most of the roses in this garden have easy to find label names on them. I will make sure that I re-visit the gardens later in the year when the roses are at there best, so that I can take more photos as many of the roses in this garden had finished flowering.

Photos Anne Letts, Cream Dream, Blue Moon
Photos Climbing peace

Photos Diamond Jubilee

Photos Double delight, Elina, Hot Chocolate

Photos First prize

Photos Ian Thorpe, Mary Rose, Twilight Glow

Photo Janet Murray

Photo Mr Lincoln

Spirit of the Century, Romantic, Tintern

Photo Paradise

Photo Pink Cascade

Photo Remember Me

Photo Victoria Gold, Royal Dream, St Margaret's