Saturday, 12 April 2014

Autumn

I like a walk through our local botanic gardens at any time of year. Of course Spring has more OTT splendour, but autumnal walks have their delights too- you just have to look a bit harder for them at times.

Although there was the odd bit of showy display still

There has been quite a bit of rain lately and so there were many kinds of mushrooms on show. 



Some kind of slime mould I believe.




I'd never seen these before, but there were quite a few this day
They are apparently wood moth larvae shells recently emerged
from that hole.
The case was bigger than my fingers!

Some tiny cyclamen

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12 comments:

Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

The autumn flowers look amazing. I keep forgetting that it is autumn there even though I lived in Australia for almost 24 years.

Sean at His and Her Hobbies

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Love the golden mushrooms!

Rita_h said...

Beautiful gardens! Anytime of the year it is amazing to see what is growing. Love those cyclamen...

grammajudyb said...

As always, wonderful nature photos. Aren't the tiny cyclamen so cute?

rippleeffects said...

Beautiful flowers, but how interesting to have a show of mushrooms. ;)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Autumn is my favorite season...so I guess I should hop on over to Australia now! LOL

Seriously, though, visiting Australia is on my bucket list, but since I don't like to fly...sigh. Gorgeous flowers and mushrooms.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Joy said...

Gorgeous photos. I love how pretty things look close up when you're being really attentive. I think my favorite are the yellow mushrooms nestled in the fallen leaves.

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Sandra Nachlinger said...

Beautiful photos, especially when viewed full screen. You've inspired me to take more close-up photos of everything that's blooming in my back yard.

Susan said...

Your photos are always so beautiful!

Brona Joy said...

I haven't been to the Botanic Gardens in Orange for quite some time, but I do love the autumn colours. The Orange/Bathurst region does autumn so well, esp the many tree lined avenues (although my dad hates keeping the gutters and drains clean at this time of year!)

Paulita said...

In the autumn here, I'm always so jealous of your spring. Now, we're in the midst of spring while you experience autumn. Lovely colors. Here's Mine

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Mmmm...slime mold, eh? Don't think I've ever seen that in the wild.