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STILL WANDERING AIMLESSLY…

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Actually, not really aimlessly.Enjoyably is a better word.

A walk in the sunshine is often a good way to focus crowded thoughts. So that’s what we did the other day.With a camera.Of course.

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Seed capsules on a eucalypt.

 

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Acacia holosericea  Velvet leaf wattle. I did have one growing  by the back gate, but, like all its kin, it was short-lived. But I’m clearing a HUGE clump of gingers so maybe I’ll put in another wattle…

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This was as close as I dared! That mud is sucking-treacherous and I didn’t feel like getting wet. Mangroves along an inlet, in case you’re wondering.

A tradition has grown up around “lost or forgotten shoes” down at the beach. This “decorated” palm is known as The Thong Tree. (No, Muriel, not that sort of thong.Muriel!!) 

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Fishing with his best friend.

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Bougainvillea in a beach-side garden.

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Pandanus nut. How big? Hmm…not quite as big as an American football or Rugby ball. When ripe, it will be bright orange.

 

This is just a sample from our meandering.The sun had turned up the thermostat and we wanted coffee so we headed back to the home jungle…IMG_2465.JPG

Yes, somewhere in there is where we live!

 

 

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Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

24 thoughts on “STILL WANDERING AIMLESSLY…

  1. The Thong Tree is very The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Deserty!

    Lovely Bougainvillea. I always looked like I lost a cat fight after trimming mine on Maui.

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    • There are 3 palms, now, with footwear attached!
      As for pruning the Beasts…I don’t have any here, but, in my former life,it was a toss of a coin between the Bougainvillea and the rambling roses. I still have scars.

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  2. Must see if we could grow a pandanus…
    I liked the thong tree – only here it would be exactly what Muriel was thinking of…

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  3. The Very Mistress MJ would take a blowtorch to that Thong Tree what with all those Crocs!

    What beautiful and exotic (by British standards, anyway) triffidery. I am more than a little envious.

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  4. OOOOOH. I loved wandering with you. In such different and exotic (by southern standards) triffidery. And I have so stolen triffidery.

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  5. hahaha! Someone else likes triffidery. Great minds…

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  6. What have you got against gingers????? I am aghast!
    Meanwhile…. I wondered where my flip flops had wandered.
    Sx

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  7. Oh , not those Viking -descended redheads, petal! The tropical plant that gobbles up garden space quicker than a bushfire!
    When you visit me, you must learn NOT to say flip-flops.That means something quite different.

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  8. Um…gentlemen who “go commando.” Also, sometimes, “loose change.”

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  9. A few years ago some Aussie friends attended their first Texas high school football game. One of the team cheers is “Who are your rooting for?” They got a big kick out of that!

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  10. Love the triffidery! The greenery is all pretty unexotic up here in Central Canadia (as a certain Irish singer likes to call where I live). When I worked in Texas eons ago, I had the distinct displeasure of having to trim a bougainvillea. I rented a small mobile home that had metal louvres on the outside of the bedroom window and as it grew quickly and got entwined in the louvres, I had to hack it back or any breeze would have those nasty thorns screeching along the metal siding.

    I grew up calling them thongs and the ‘switch’ to flip flops has been really hit and miss. Interesting about the Aussie meaning of that term!

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  11. I love the smell of eucalyptus in the evenings…in Oz.

    There’s a woman in…Kenya…I think…who takes the old shoes and remakes them into stylish footwear.

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  12. what a delightful wander you had. I especially love the image of the fellow fishing with his good buddy.

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  13. Yes, that dog was having a wonderful time, though I suspect he may have disturbed the fish!:-)

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  14. Love the photos and being able to enjoy your walk with you. Pandanus fruit… I had a bad experience with pandanus fruit, no fault of the pandanus. I ate, and enjoyed the very orange coloured fruit, then went on a small ship, out in the Pacific Ocean, and was very seasick. Not a good memory…

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