For the duration of this notice, unless otherwise stated, all images have been trawled from my photographic archives... pandemic times have curtailed camera times!!!

31 August 2021

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...and yet, the days draw in and another month ends...

I do hope you have enjoyed this little breakaway series on the textures of nature!

30 August 2021

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Frangipani sings to the heart of summer and haze, of tropical nights and days...


and yet, and yet...

29 August 2021

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Sunlight dapples the Woko River, NSW

28 August 2021

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Deny me symmetry, deny me texture, right there in nature... if you dare.

27 August 2021

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"Leave the road, take the trails. "
(Pythagoras)



26 August 2021

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It's the last Thursday, so why not bring you something a little left-field as is the norm for this blog? I cannot for the life of me recall the name of this tree, located in Edgeworth David community gardens, Hornsby NSW...but it was certainly eye-catching. (Trust me, I've done a thorough web search... if anyone else can come up with it, kudos to you!)

25 August 2021

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Crikey, look at that... we clicked over into the next quarter of the year. Not that the Casuarina cares.

24 August 2021

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Sandstone untouched by council caulk... 

23 August 2021

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What texture in every small setting...

22 August 2021

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The morning sun hit this small, dead, moss-covered tree just perfectly that morning...

21 August 2021

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...be there symmetry in the trees?

20 August 2021

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"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."
(Frank Lloyd Wright)

19 August 2021

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Fairy den on the shore of Loch Eck.

18 August 2021

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Each spring, the Bluegums strip...

17 August 2021

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Nature's compass? No, this is the Gymea lily again, but at an earlier stage of growth.

16 August 2021

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Natural sandstone outcrop utilised in a community garden as a boundary. The council decided to caulk it with cement to prevent erosion by collecting water in the natural fissures. One wonders that they couldn't have coloured the filler a bit...

15 August 2021

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Flannel Flowers are one of Australia's truly unique and beautiful wildflowers - they are not prolific and to find some is a little bit like a four-leaf-clover find. Unless you know where to look.
 

14 August 2021

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...this would pass a symmetry shot, I do believe. The trunks and bark of Turpentine Gum.

13 August 2021

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"I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order. "
(John Burroughs)



12 August 2021

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That's quite the texture going on there! This was taken so long ago (it's a scanned print) I don't recall the variety of cactus. Sydney Botanic Gardens has quite the range.

11 August 2021

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Wetness on Wednesday... heavy summer showers on alstroemeria have left their pattern.

10 August 2021

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You can rely on mosses and lichens for adding texture to nature!

09 August 2021

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Lake Macquarie and summer-dried grasses. 

08 August 2021

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This one passes for SUNday, right?

07 August 2021

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Some of these bonsai in Sydney's Chinese Garden of Friendship are over a hundred years old. Do they count as nature..?

06 August 2021

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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. 
(Albert Einstein)

Fresh frond of treefern.

05 August 2021

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The varieties of grasses on this planet are simply mesmerising...

04 August 2021

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Doryanthes Excelsa - aka Gymea Lily.

03 August 2021

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Natural rockwall backdrop, fully ferned... and Sydney Bluegum 'skin'...

02 August 2021

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That bit of driftwood was so weathered into the rocks, it was almost part of them. At the bottom of the rocks are endless oyster seedlings... Hawkesbury River, NSW.

01 August 2021

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Nature's Textures Series...
There have been a few new photographs added to the files of late, but not really enough to be confident starting a new month with them. Therefore, August is going to be a display of images - from the interminable archives - showing off some variety in the natural world as spotted by the YAMster's lens. With a few exceptions, this run will be from Australia.


As it is SUNday, might as well start with interesting eucalypt leaves shining out.