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Australia at Kew

I spent Saturday at Kew Gardens with C. and visiting friend J. We wandered across a recent installation of Australian plants. The brightly-colored soil was garish against the steady greens around it, but apparently, this is what Australia looks like. Or at least part of it.

Speaking of Australia, lots of the universe's missing matter has been found there.*

* York contemporaries of mine, please do admire who appears in this article!


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May. 25th, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
I visited that part once with an Australian colleague. I found her laughing hysterically at one patch - I think it was Kangaroo's Paws - that was being so carefully nurtured when her father spent most of his time in the garden trying to get rid of them.
May. 25th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
Bits of us are definitely that colour (near me, in fact). Me, I'm looking forward to seeing exotic plants in their native habitat when I visit. Hawthorn, cowslip - that sort of thing. I'm especially looking forward to squirrels.
May. 25th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
This. I loved seeing oaks, and knowing that gorse was allowed, and not a noxious weed!
May. 26th, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)
Heather as a plant and not a girl's name! Bluebells in woods. The stuff of dreams.
May. 25th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Lots of apparently empty space in Australia...

I'd have tried down the back of the sofa first
May. 25th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
Flying over Australia, all you see is that red, with occasional purple lines, which mark the water ways.
May. 26th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
Flinders Ranges, all the way.
May. 26th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
this red earth definitely reminds me of Francois Peron National Park, or perhaps Broome.
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