We had another wonderful weekend down south, where there has been almost as little rain as we have had here in the city.
In between card games (for 20 years, we've been playing the ancient French game of tarot), I did a spot of knitting (a beanie for my best friend Laura's son), and we managed a few beach walks, a run into town for cream buns from the bakery, and a ramble in the bush.
Despite the long dry, the ground was sprinkled with a few patches of green, and my best friends Rachel and Thierry very excitedly spotted this minuscule autumn-flowering orchid.I was very happy when one of our native bees landed on one of them, showing clearly how tiny these delicate flowers are.There was also the cutest little pinky-brown toadstool ...
On the same path there's this majestic old coastal gum, with massive low-spreading branches. It must be hundreds of years old.Back to work this arvo!