Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ouyen to Burra

A freezing morning with a strong wind most of the day. Burra is as cold as we have always found it.

The wonderful Mallee Sallee trees lined the road all the way until we reached the Riverland Country along the Murray. Flowers are evident along the roadside as well. Many eucalypts are in bloom..mostly cream flowers but some red and yellow. We found Woodwardie  trees in full bloom..a magnificant sight! Cassia and wattle are showing their spring colour as well. I have been gathering a few eucalypt leaves to dye silk with, later in the trip.

Every water way we have seen has some birdlife on it..ducks, pelican and swan are clearly enjoying the extra lakes and ponds.

Woodwardie blooms
The wind was so strong that it was blowing the topsoil from the paddocks..a mini dust storm. I do hope the dust is not blown over to Mt Hotham where the snow could become discoloured. Tumble weed, in great round shapes, was being blown along as well.

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