It’s been a while – this must be one of the most frequently written sentences on blogs.
The reasons in my case being several: relocation to the other end of the world, down under that is, new job (again not related to biology or plants), and a major confusion about the surrounding flora.
Beautiful and bizarre as they may be, not seeing Asteracea come out in autumn and leaves fall in winter has been extremely confusing.
Indeed, winter here (Sydney) means that most of the plants have not shed their foliage. Only a few park- and street-planted trees showed the familiar fall colors. But for the rest: green and lush as ever – and what’s more: some of them even flowering!
In ignorance of names, here are a few of the pictures taken now two weekends ago on the scenic coastal walk from Spit Bridge to Manly.