Towering Trees to Weeny Wrens
Towering Tingles to Weeny Wrens
One thing that really struck me in the valley was the contrast in size between the tall trees, mighty in stature and age, and the tiny flowers and birds we saw as we walked the trail in ‘The Ancient Empire’. It became an exercise in flower spotting and the little orange flowers are from the Holly Flame Pea plant. I didn’t find the name of the yellow flower with the frilly edged petals. There was plenty of wisteria around which reminded us of home but the best treat of all in the valley happened back at the car park as we sat in the car and supped our Mochas while sharing a round carrot cake lavishly topped with lemon icing.
I heard a woman say “Look at that cute little mouse,” never thinking it would appear within our vision range from the car. But it did, quickly followed by the colourful red winged fairy wren and his more modestly attired mate. They move about so quickly it is difficult to get a sharp picture, what you see was my best effort. I was amazed at the Fairy Wren coincidence. A few days ago Alison and Randall, aboard Tregoning, sent me a lovely birthday card of the little Superb Fairy Wren you see in the picture and taken by Alison, and then on the actual day I see another Fairy Wren wearing a slightly different outfit. So enchanting.