Today's outing saw some conflicting aspects of the flora world. On one side is the almost obscene, but very colourful, manipulation of the genus Tulipa (Tulips). The other side is more the natural, plants in the raw, some colourful, some plain, but the excitement comes in finding them like the little orchids hanging on to the exposed rocks high above the valley far below.
So from the brightly coloured regimented rows of Tulips at the Corbett Gardens in Bowral to the Robertson Rainforest (Endangered Ecological Community) and Hindmarsh Lookout / Belmore Falls, also at Robertson .
(A lesson learnt today, always check to make sure the lens of the camera are clean, it's too late when you are checking the photos on the computer).
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|These were once more expensive than gold.|
|All the colours of the rainbow. There would have been a better display|
last week as the hot weather was now starting to take it's toll on the blooms.
|Dockrillia striolata - Streaked Rock Orchid on cliff at Hindmarsh Lookout.|
You can get an idea of the orchids size by comparing them to the cigarette butt that some grub has thrown on the rock, and
people wonder how bushfires start!
|Dockrillia striolata - Streaked Rock Orchid.|
|Goodenia ovata - Hop Goodenia.|
|Mirbelia rubiifolia -|
Heathy Mirbelia, Wallum Mirbelia.