Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Own Piece of Wilderness

Nandina Domestica (Sacred Bamboo)

Leaves of Cordyline Australis and Autumn foliage on Nandina Domestica (Sacred Bamboo)



Banksia Species (either Integrifolia or Marginata)

Many native plants surrounding a Eucalyptus Haemastoma commonly known as a Scribbly Gum

Some more photos of my wilderness garden, these images are from Sunday and Tuesday, I was standing on firm ground when these were taken ... no more risks.
I was delighted to find the morning sun shining softly through the leaves of the Sacred Bamboo, they looked so beautiful in this light, they are just beginning to take on their shades of Autumn. Please enlarge all images; if you look closely in the second photo of the Banksias you can see more new brushes which have not yet fully matured... ♥

30 comments:

/t. said...

dr. dianne, i presume

your wilderness garden is wild
and exotic, and very lovely

looks like a perfect hiding spot
for a kangaroo or a koala

such inspiration here

× × ×

/t.

Mirthe Duindam said...

So lovely photographs. Beautiful light.
With Love, Mirthe

Elia said...

Dear Dianne
this garden is wonderful, you're in nature,
I do not know because obviously plants are native, and I love it!
I'm glad that you take precautions for taking pictures.
Thank you for letting us into this marvel of nature in which you are,

besos

eljardindemiduende ^^

Tiago Braga said...

great colors, very strong greens :)
kisses :D

foam said...

How so very beautiful! I'm sure the colors for fall would be quite lovely too.

Rahul Bhatia said...

What a treat in the morning to see the nature in full bloom! Lovely, Dianne:)

dianne said...

No, dear /t. , not Dr. Dianne, just Dianne, but thank you. :)

When I first came here this was a remote area and my parcel of land was part of larger property. Apart from some eucalyptus trees and some other native plants it had been cleared, just grass and weeds.
I did some research about the local flora and everything you see here has been planted by me. I wanted to recreate what had been taken away so that it blended with the natural bushland which covers most of ths area.
Yes a perfect habitat for so many native animals, birds etc., it is a sanctuary for them.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Mirthe for your kind comment, yes, the light is beautiful.
With love, Dianne.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you Elia my sweet friend, yes, I am in nature amongst the native plants here.
I also have my 'exotics' as I love flowers, so you will find bright yellow marigolds, calendulas, azaleas and more, all planted into little pockets of garden spaces.
Yes, I am being much more careful as I am still recovering from that last fall.
I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit. :)
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Tiago there are many shades of beautiful green. :)
Beijos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dearest Foamy for your lovely comment. The colours of fall here are not so dramatic and beautiful as your northern hemisphere trees. Some in the colder areas are spectacular but many trees are evergreen and those which do change have more subtle colours.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Rahul , yes I am very fortunate to live here, nature at my doorstep and many beautiful trees. :)
xoxoxo ♡

/t. said...

dianne,

when you said "your own",
it didn't register you meant
this is in reality your own creation

most impressive & admirable!

× × ×

/t.

dianne said...

Thank you dear /t. yes it is my own work with the help of Mother Nature, mine and the many animals who share it.
A lot of hard work which is still in progress but it gives me so much enjoyment and is worth every hour I have spent toiling away. :)
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Dianne.Por tus fotos adivino tu amor a la naturaleza,ella y tus libros nunca te defraudarán,siempre estarán a tu lado.
Siento un poco de ego por tener a
una amiga que le gustan mis fantasias
Un fuerte abrazo

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I swear I saw a native bearer, with a calico wrapped box balanced on his head, disappear into the bushes...

Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures of this delicious desert garden, I wish I have one like it.
Besos.

Áurea said...

Dianne tienes un jardín espectacular, estás creando un lugar maravilloso lleno de vida! :)

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.Celebro que mi fantasias
te hallan echo recordar tus dias de vacaciones,en mi tierra el sol lo tenemos perpetuo,porque Andalucia está muy cerca de Afica.
Un fuerte abrazo

dianne said...

Juan mi amigo, sí la naturaleza es un buen compañero, siempre nos sorprende con su belleza. Me gusta mucho tus fantasías y me alegra que me haga feliz.
Un cálido abrazo

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Yes dear J Cosmo , it does look like a jungle! :)
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for your lovely comment, I am so pleased that you like my piece of wilderness. :)
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Áurea querida, gracias por tus palabras bien pensadas, sí, mi jardín es un trozo viviente de arte gracias a la belleza de las plantas y apoya tanto la vida.
besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Juan mi amigo, tu hermoso de la fantasía me hizo recordar los días de sol en la playa en un día de fiesta, hace tantos años.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

Lorna Cahall said...

Wonderful wild places. I love them.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Lorna for your thoughtful comment, yes, I love them too! :)
xoxoxo ♡

chickory said...

i love these wild overgrown and exotic images. You must have a big yard - im glad. I see where all the poems are written...an inspiring landscape to be sure. xooxox love you golden

dianne said...

Thank you dear chickory , I am glad you like my wilderness ... apart from the eucalyptus tree in these photos I have planted everything myself as well as some plants courtesy of the birds. It is a big yard for this area, just over a 1/4 of an acre.
Love you too sweet girl.
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.Tus escritos referente a mis fantasias son parte de tu forma de ver la vida,profunda y al mismo tiempo apasible y con un gran sentido de la responsabilidad.
Un fuerte abrazo

dianne said...

Juan querido amigo, muchas gracias, sus fantasías de la naturaleza son hermosos y muy especial para mí.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡