This blog once described my veggie garden adventures in suburbia. Now, these city folk have moved to the bush. There will be veggie dramas, encounters with wildlife, efforts at conservation and tales of our local area.
Lovely!I can't for the life of me remember what we called the grass in your last image. I remember being fascinated by it as a kid. It has a lovely rattle, when dry. Do you know the name?
I am very fond of them too. And there is a tiny version as well - do you remember that one? I used to play with them when I was a kid too. I used to separate the layers, shake them and think they looked like loads of little hearts. They used to be common in the outer burbs of Sydney but now you cant find them anywhere in the city. I smiled when I found them here. I think they are called - 'Quaking Grass'(Briza maxima). I don't remember if that's what we called them as kids... heart grass seems to bring back some sort of memory.
Does Shivery grass ring a bell? I just looked it up. I certainly remember calling it that. And I just realised it is classified as a weed being an introduced plant!
YES!! Shivery grass, that's what we called it. Oh no, a weed? I love it nevertheless. It grows in the bush reserve across the road from me (which is where I played as a child though I live in a different house, now).
Well I am glad that we have renewed a pleasant childhood memory, even it it is of a weed. Shiver away! It's a great name!
Nina, you are going to have to get yourself a blog so I can read about your antics!
But then I'd have to be committed and take amazing photos and think of topics and words and be inspirational and, and and....!I will do it one day, when I have the time to maintain it. Until then, I'll just piggy-back on your and Liz's inspirational blogs. :)) I hope you don't mind!
Oh you make me sound so organised! I dont mind at all and thanks for the 'inspirational' comment...you are too kind.
I, too, had a childhood flashback moment when I saw that last image! I think it used to grow as a weed on my parents' property (they had a scrubby bit at the back that was never cleared). Amazing how many of us played with it as children!