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I have watched the egg-timer again and again today, Sunday, every time I've tried to look at a photo on TE, so who knows if this upload will even get off the ground before tomorrow comes...

Last week I met with Klaudio (daddo) and drove into some hills near Melbourne, the Dandenong Ranges. The native forest in this area consists largely of enormous eucalypts. Sadly, blackberries and other introduced weeds have prospered all through these mountains. I don't think the bluebells are considered a pest, and in the place where this photo was taken the blackberries have certainly been defeated.

On a frustrating Spring afternoon of clouds drifting almost wilfully in front of the sun, we eventually managed to take some sunlit photos in the Cloudehill Gardens near the township of Olinda. The brief moments of sunshine seemed to turn into longer minutes as the day wore on, lighting brilliantly the many striking flowers, bushes, trees, sculptures and topiary. Klaudio has already uploaded one of his shots, now here is mine. I don't know what kind of deciduous trees these are - probably oaks - but they are from the northern hemisphere, like most of the flora in this marvellous privately owned garden. The bluebells are of the 'Common' variety (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) which flower in April and May in Europe.

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