Afternoon walk at the in-laws

We went for a walk on the part of the property that Wilma the Walrus’s Mum has retained – after selling some off to allow her to retire. But she still owns some stunning countryside in the Adelaide Hills.

We’ve been walking about and photographing naive orchids there for years. No cows now to keep the grass and small trees under control, so nature is gradually taking over again.

I’ve no idea what the proper names for most of these things are, I just take da pictures, mainly of stuff that I think looks good…

Anyhow, here’s a few selected highlights from the happy snaps of today’s walk:

Heading around the hillside (one of many):

Saw this thing on the way… yellow flower thingy:

These “fly catchers” seem to be a native, they sit very flat to the ground and are about 2cm diameter:

Bit more of the scenery. Lots of stringy-barks in this area:

Bumped into this fella on one of the tracks the kangaroos leave:

And, found a few of the elusive native orchids. Not many around, probably because it has been an extremely dry winter – rainfall about 1/4 of normal:


Just a bit of lichen stuff growing on a dead tree, but the colours and shape are interesting:

And a thumping great ant mound:

And a final view back over some of the paddocks as we headed for home. #1 son (age 12) took this photo, and he’s very proud of it.


Carn Wally.. some respeck for the povo dial up users.. thumbnails for us to pick and choose to click on!

Great photos (after about 5mins of downloading) :)


Comment by Duncan Margetts | September 17th, 2006 8:26 am | Permalink

That’s some glorious land!! I hope she never feels the need to sell any more… would be a crying shame for it to leave the family and wind up as concrete.

Comment by Daniel | September 18th, 2006 8:24 am | Permalink

Yes, indeed. I hope it doesn’t happen too. :-)

Comment by Wally | September 18th, 2006 6:06 pm | Permalink

Hey Wally

That last pic is calming to just look at – must be lovely to actually walk through on a beautiful day ..

PS don’t pay too much attention to those dial up people ;-)

Comment by Phil.H | September 18th, 2006 7:29 pm | Permalink

Hi Wally,
I was looking for some pictures of a native orchid that I wanted to identify for my Horticulture course. Your pictures looked so familiar to me and I wondered if we visited the same place?
Don’t want to give too much away on the internet, but feel free to email me.

Comment by Jenni | August 22nd, 2013 12:01 pm | Permalink

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