Back with blooms

Wow! It’s been over three weeks since I last posted. So what happened? Less screen time and more life. Covid vaccine one done, second this Sunday. Lots of riding, not much photography, busy at work, tired, going to bed earlier and getting up earlier, it’s spring! Here’s some flowers to make up for my absence … miss me?

I grabbed the camera this morning as I headed into the bush with doggo, um, the battery was flat … so these less than perfect shots were taken with my phone. A week ago, I noticed a generous layer of Orchid leaves spreading across the ground beneath the leaf litter, some are just beginning to emerge …

While attempting to identify the above orchids, I discovered there are over 200 species of orchid present in Tasmania – 36 of which are “greenhoods” – two of which are above. I gave up.

Whilst looking about, I found the following resources – listed below for my future reference as much as yours 🙂

Tasmanian Orchid Society

Tasmanian Orchids – A Gallery of Photographs

Key to Tasmanian Vascular Plants

Flowering Times of Tasmanian Orchids: A Practical Guide for Field Botanists.
Wapstra, M. (2018).

Threatened species Link – Natural Values Atlas

Threatened Tasmanian Orchid Flora Recovery Plan 2006-2010

I also put together a short Mountain Biking video and threw it up on YouTube last week without any fanfare. If you’d like to check it out:

I’m already working on the next one which features some more rugged and muddy terrain … stay tuned, I’m still here, just living life!!

Thanks for visiting – Oh, I don’t hover over stats, but I hit over 101,000 total views on the site! Most of them were from the earlier drone days but hey, Milestone!!
Thanks to each and every one of you 🙂

17 thoughts on “Back with blooms

  1. How lucky you are to be able to say it’s spring. It caught me by surprise at first. I forgot that your seasons are opposite to ours. We are sliding into the colder days now. While there are good things about the fall, I prefer spring. Enjoy it! And those orchids!

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      1. That’s so true, like when you fall down in the snow and you want to stay there because it’s so nice and warm in that little “cave” your fall has made. No more pain from the biting cold. That could be trouble.


  2. Gorgeous photos, as always (even if with a phone)!

    Sorry to see all the burned terrain you rode through in your video, but nice trails, nonetheless!

    Livin’ life is what it’s all about.

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    1. Thanks for watching, though some areas got hit very hard with a fuel reduction burn last year, the two things first bouncing back are fungi and orchids! As well as bracken ferns and heath struggling through. Hopefully it will be a good spring to get things going again. About to hit the trails again before work, it’s a lovely day 😀

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    1. Thanks. The safety gear gives me perhaps a false sense of bravado :/ I quite like my teeth and a full face helmet is far cheaper than getting them fixed 🙂


    1. I don’t know much about orchids, learning as I find them, but there are several variations of “greenhood”, so they may possibly be a little different to the ones here, will be interesting when they flower.
      I saw a sign today that there’s an orchid show on at the Town Hall later this week, hoping to pop along. I expect it is more domestically bred orchids though than wild or native ones, but hey, I might learn something 🙂


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