flowering naturally

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shades of red

native spring flowers

sharing life

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Bottlebrush

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 Eucalyptus

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Grevillea

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Waratah

 Jill and I visited  the  Grampians/Gariwerd region recently, particularly Pomonal and Halls Gap to see the special displays, visit open gardens and look in the wild for specimens to photo. Here is a small selection of current flowering native plants we saw in the first two  but not in the National Park.  The weather did not co-operate for the latter part of the plan. The colours, variety and perfumes are amazing.

natural partnership

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blossom calls

nectar messages

bees fly in

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Banksia

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Native Hibiscus

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Xanthorrhoea (Grass Tree)

White and yellow colours also dominated the range of flowering native plants in the gardens we visited as well as in Gariwerd/Grampians National park when Jill and I recently visited.

bunjil

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bunjils shelter

ancient beginnings

sacred site

Bunjil’s shelter is located on a rocky outcrop looking across a valley to the Northern Grampians/Gariwerd National Park. The story of Bunjil seen here with two Dingoes is the creation story of the Indigenous people from this land. There are other rock art sites in Gariwerd the richest collection in Victoria, they are at the foothills or higher up , Bunjil’s site is very sacred and special to Indigenous Australians because of the story told and its position looking across to the mountains. The exact age of this art and the other works is not known, probably some thousands of years is a reasonable guess. Europeans painted over part of Bunjil’s story many decades ago, today it is protected behind a metal cage.