This has been a year for snakes. I found this python wriggling backwards out of the mesh you see behind it, which with it’s scales is a hard thing to do. It’s belly was too full to fit through obviously from the last meal it ate and it had to find another way. If I have to have snakes around the house, this is one I don’t mind, well, not too much!
Where ever you live, what ever faith you follow or not, have a happy and peaceful Festive Season. In Australia at this time of year we often find Christmas Bells growing in the burnt out patches of scrub on sandy soil. Their colour is very strong and distinctive amongst the blackened remnants of the fire. A sign of tenacity and renewal.
This glorious Poinciana Tree is now in full bloom and I see it every time I travel into town. One of those cheery Chrismassy coloured plants we have in Australia at this time of year, along with the Poinsettia, Christmas Bush and Christmas Bells.
More from the fields of daisies that were flowering on the New England Plateau at the beginning of December. I’ve never seen anything quite like it in Australia apart from the wildflowers in WA in Spring – now that’s something!! The image I started with is below.