The main street of Robbo is lined with Cherry Trees, and one of them snapped off at the base, today. Crack. The whole tree went over. I told you yesterday that it was windy. This is a shot from last spring of some of the Cherry Trees of Robertson.
Here is the tree which snapped off at its base, today. Fortunately, it did relatively little damage to the veranda of the shop.
Here is the base of the tree, with its tap root snapped, as well as other supporting roots coming from sucker-points at the base of the tree.
Apart from that, the main event (for me) was the launch of my little photo exhibition at the CTC entitled "Unseen Plants of the Local Forests". It was a presentation of 23 photos of local ground Orchids, of some 19 different species. It is not the full range of local Orchid species, but it is a fair representation.
Celeste Coucke, local ceramic artist, "launched" the exhibition for me, and I really appreciate that. She gave a very nice talk, with frequent mention of my blue hat. She invited people to stop and ask me what I am looking at, if they see my blue Daihatsu car, and my blue hat, down near the ground - a sure sign that I am photographing Orchids, or something else interesting. Indeed, I am happy to share with people the joys of finding these tiny Ground Orchids, out on the roads of Kangaloon. The more people who know, and appreciate, what plants are out there in the bush, the better.
Here is a photo of one of my favourite Ground Orchids, the Small Tongue Orchid (Cryptostylis leptochila). This photo has pride of place in my little exhibition.
The photos are able to be viewed at the CTC at Robertson, from Wednesday to Saturday next, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. There is no charge, but you might consider buying a coffee from the friendly volunteers, to help keep the till ticking over. It is a community organisation.