Lichen at Llandia, Taradale

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Llandia was another garden I visited during the 2016 Castlemaine and District Festival of Gardens.

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Australian natives were flowering including grevilleas………

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………and this mint bush.

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The lichen growing on mature deciduous trees was very photogenic.

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It was very pleasant sitting on the verandah enjoying afternoon tea whilst looking out over the garden in the gently falling rain.

 

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8 Responses

  1. Sounds delightful, there is nothing like sitting outside but under shelter when it is raining.

    • Hi Susan, I agree. You can observe the rain and enjoy the associated sounds without experiencing the discomfort of getting wet.

  2. The lichen is beautiful, Margaret. A pleasure to see.

    • Yes, lichen can be fascinating with its surreal landscapes in miniature.

  3. Lichen is one of the beauties brought out in the rain. I often don a rain jacket in the spring and walk the woods, watching the tree trunks magically transform in lichen.

    • Yes Lori, rain intensifies the colours and enables some plants to swell as they absorb the moisture. The bark of some eucalypts looks stunning when wet.

  4. That’s a gorgeous photo of the grevillea. I find them hard to photograph.
    The light on overcast or rainy days is often really good for photos because there a no shadows and there can be a softness to the light. You’ve certainly made the most of this rainy day to capture some beautiful photos.

    • You are right, Gail. Bright, sunny days can be challenging with strong contrasts between light and shadow. Colours can look really washed out in bright sun.
      I am glad you appreciate my photos.

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