Let yourself be carried along by the seasons

One of the delights of gardening is following what is coming into bud, then into bloom, then peaking and giving up its blooms and going to fruit. It's a tremendous privilege to be able to watch the seasons run their course, and it's the same in the bush.

Let yourself be carried along by the seasons

Prickly Moses coming into bloom, after forming buds through winter.

the fun thing about walking through Barrm Birrm is gradually becoming familiar with specific plants, and getting to know them right through the cycle of the year. It's early September, and Prickly Moses is breaking out into flow, along with the Blackwood.

It's not all fresh blooms of course. Flowering finishes. Hardenbergia has been hanging in for such a long time, but its bright flowers are beginning to whiten, and the Cinnamon Wattle that just a few weeks ago was fresh and sparkling is now on the wane - it's time has passed.

Let yourself be carried along by the seasons

The Blackwood acacia is just beginning - get ready for its utter exuberance.

Let yourself be carried along by the seasons

Hardenbergia still in flower, in grasses, just at the edge of Gap Road. But it's time is passing. Soon, you won't notice it, except that now you know it by its runs of dark green leaves, and will notice it all year.