Weekend Wanderings: Macro Clifftop
One of the things that I said when I did my first post on the area called Red Rocks was that I didn’t have my macro lens with me. I knew before I went back that I had to take it with me the next time. So we walked to the cliffs first and did all the photos that I showed you yesterday. We knew it was downhill all the way to them, and the plan was to go to the bottom take our photos and then on the way back to the car use the macro lens.
The clifftops have been re-vegetated and all the plants there are Australian natives that were chosen, I’m sure, because they are native to the area, but also because they will survive in the conditions of where they are. The clifftops are subject to a lot of wind, and then there is the salt spray from the ocean below. It is very hard to get things to grow in those conditions so you need particular plants, ones that have been growing there for millions of years.
In Australia this time of the year is when you start to see many of the native flora flowering and if you want to see it you have to be prepared to get out in the bad and cold weather. It is something I need to do in the area I live as many plants are starting to flower right now.
I think we have some really unique flora here and I think I need to start paying attention. I don’t know what anything is and that is something that I need to get better at. I am going to start learning what our flora is. I am just going to put them into a gallery for you now, don’t forget you can click on individual images to see a larger image. I hope you are having a great weekend. Take care.