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Early fogbow

We’ve had a few days recently with afternoon storms. As it’s also been so warm (around the 33°C/92°F mark) and humid, there’s been a fair amount of steamy mist around – especially in the morning. I usually associate fogbows with the (southern hemisphere) winter, but this one’s arrived early.

Christmas orchids

It’s that time of the year when our Dipodium sp. indigenous terrestrial orchids begin to flower around the paddocks in the vicinity of eucalypts. The orchids pushed their way through the soil up to a month previously to appear as purple or green leafless, ‘asparagus’-like stalks. They take their time to flower after that.

Those in the photograph are possibly ‘Dipodium atropurpureum‘. I’ll get a better look at it after more flowers mature.

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