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A Picture A Day

Recently as 2015 draws to a close, I have been reading about “one-a-day-projects” which seem like a great idea to keep creativity alive and well. Then I remembered that during my stay on Maatsuyker Island, I took a photo from the same viewpoint every day, mainly to record the changing weather conditions. 173 more words

Maatsuyker Island

Leptospermum scoparium

In family Myrtaceae. Common name – Manuka

This floriferous shrub is plentiful on Maatsuyker Island, and it is thought that its mass of white flowers during spring and summer may have been the inspiration for discoverer  Abel Tasman to bestow the name “Maatsuyker” (meaning “measure of sugar” in Dutch) when he first encountered the group in December 1642.  355 more words

Australian Native Plants

Manuka - Leptospermum scoparium

Culture & History

Despite being perhaps one of the more important native plants in New Zealand, for most of the 20th century Manuka was viewed as a noxious weed. 632 more words

History

Tuesday's answers

Monday’s questions were:

1. Who wrote Died in the Wool?

2. What is Leptospermum Scoparium?

3. DINKIE stands for Double income No Kids – what do… 168 more words

Diversions

Monday's quiz

1. Who wrote Died in the Wool?

2. What is Leptospermum Scoparium?

3. DINKIE stands for Double income No Kids – what do… 19 more words

Diversions