After the rain this afternoon I noticed the fog spreading over the river at the bottom of my street, so I decided to take a quick walk with my camera to try to capture some of its eerie beauty. The photos don’t really do it justice, but you can get some idea of what it was like. On the way back up the hill I took a few more photos …and then a few more, lol. The collection here is the best of what I photographed.
Just click on the first thumbnail below to see an enlarged version, then scroll through the entire collection.
Fog over the river at the bottom of my street, just before sunset on a cool, crisp June afternoon.
Fog spreading along the river
Raindrops on gum leaves (with flash).
Raindrops on a gum leaf in the late afternoon light.
Early Wattle flowers. Probably Acacia suaveolens which usually flowers in Winter.
Acacia suaveolens is found in heath and woodland on sandstone on the coast and ranges of eastern Australia. The latin word ‘suaveolens’ means sweet smelling. The slim wattle grows to about 1.5m, with stiff blue-green leaf-like phyllodes up to 12cm long arising at right angles to the angular stems. The pale yellow flower heads occur in groups of 6-10.
…otherwise known as Dillwynia sp. (flash used for this photo). Not sure which species this is.
Dillwynia is a plant genus of the family Fabaceae. They are endemic to Australia, occurring in all states except the Northern Territory. Like many other Dillwynia species, this one has yellow flowers with red centres (commonly called “egg-and-bacon”).
Another view of the fog over the river, taken from a different location, higher up the hill and through the trees.
Bracken fern (with flash)
Lichen growing on the ground
One of the roses in my garden, drooping under the weight of water droplets.
Another of my beautiful roses on this wet, wintery afternoon.