The deciduous trees are putting on quite a show so I managed to get a few photographs and we both had a good walk. I sent Tim off with the camera to take a pic where I and my walking sticks couldn't access easily, (I think he was glad to leave in the finish!).
His efforts included this short video of a Little Wattle Bird in a clump of Knifophia having such a nectar fest that it just ignored the small group of folk watching and photographing. I find these birds are not too shy, usually, and this one was certainly no different!
A few of the random images we collected...I am still working through the editing file!
One area I hadn't visited for ages was the edible garden area. While there is not a lot of things growing apart form broad beans , kale etc in the beds, it was great to see the fruit trees along the Government House wall at the Southern end of the area, kumquats, oranges, grapefruit and other citrus, feijoas, very large figs, olives, hazels, almonds, mulberries, walnuts, Chinese Gooseberries, Physalis, even a fruiting banana and tobacco plants...the list could go on, but I won't bore you any further...I just wish I knew the tobacco plants were there as I could have used my phtograph for the Cuban inchie a few weeks ago! Never mind, I am prepared for any South American inchies in the moths ahead with my images of the Colletia paradoxa tree, a prickly little number listed as a National Trust Tree of Significance...