Category Archives: Plants and gardening

Birding Lamington

Every November, the Tamborine Mountain Bird group heads for even higher ground – the Lamington Plateau – where places such as Moran’s Falls and Python Rock offer a splendid variety of birdlife. One reason for doing this walk in stormy … Continue reading

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Spring flowers on the mountain

Today I went for a five kilometre walk around the neighbourhood and not for the first time it struck me what a beautiful place is Tamborine Mountain in spring.  Flowers are on display everywhere and our upland subtropical climate means … Continue reading

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It Might As Well Be Spring!

It won’t be officially “spring” for another week or so here on Tamborine Mountain but spring is definitely in the air. This arbitrary dividing of the Australian year into northern hemisphere seasons is rather meaningless, not only because we are … Continue reading

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Autumn on Tamborine

Autumn is my favourite time of year up here. The wet season is over (though we can still get a week of rain here and there), everything is green and lush and – best of all – there are so … Continue reading

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A morning walk

[/caption] I’m inviting you once again to come on a journey with me! Yesterday morning I had to go over to Eagle Heights, 4 kilometres from home, to buy some meat and drop off a prescription. As it was a … Continue reading

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Too much of a good thing!

I’ve got a new song for you! Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain Telling me just what a fool I’ve been… Six days I wrote ecstatically about the rain. Five days ago we suddenly realized we were getting … Continue reading

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Jacaranda time

In my part of the world we know it’s spring because the jacarandas are in bloom, throwing a delicate blushed-blue shawl across the mountain. In early spring, a month back now, there is a sudden bright flourish of colour from … Continue reading

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