Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour

8 04 2013

The Northern Territory of Australia is a vast slab of land.  As a rough guide it is twice the size of Texas, slightly bigger than South Africa and six times the size of the United Kingdom.  The landscape ranges from the arid Central desert region to the tropical “Top End”.  Since arriving in Darwin, the tropics have been in the monsoon season with more rain falling than I’ve seen in a lifetime.  With palm trees a-plenty, you can’t help but notice how lush, fresh and green everything is with the warm tropical rain.  Here is a collection of GREEN from my world.  Please note: none of these photos have been digitally enhanced or manipulated – they come straight from the camera, with a bit of cropping.

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20 responses

8 04 2013
Beauty Along the Road

Very cool – also my favorite color (if you’ve got time to stop by my blog and check the Ekphrastica section, there’s a picture and accompanying poem on green as well.

8 04 2013
dadirri7

and my favourite colour too … extraordinary depth of green, wonderful rain shots louise, and that stick insect is enormous!!!

8 04 2013
Louise

It is such a lush and vibrant green, nothing like the range of olive greens or blue/greens I am used to in the South West. Yes, the stick insects are fantastic!!! I had to get something in the shot to show the scale!! Apparently though, my patient wife had been saying (from the car) put your HAND next to it. Yes, that would have worked as well….

8 04 2013
dadirri7

very funny … but the head is perfect … an unexpected juxtaposition that makes the point about size … and proximity!

8 04 2013
My Life Afterglow

Lovely and beautiful greens! 🙂

8 04 2013
Amy

Beautiful post! Like the last one.

8 04 2013
Heart To Harp

Having a winter of mostly gray, all your green is balm for the eye and the soul. The size of the stick insect is just a little scary, though!

8 04 2013
Louise

It didn’t even flich. They’re harmless (just BIG) and amazing to see on that scale.

8 04 2013
Lucid Gypsy

Very lush greenery, what are the fruits?

9 04 2013
Louise

It’s the tropical Calabash tree. The fruit comes straight out of the trunk and branches (quite a sight!!) and they are as large as a cantalope or coconut. They’re a gourd so they’re very hard and are not eaten.

8 04 2013
pommepal

What an experience to be there during the wet season. Have you seen many thunder storms?

9 04 2013
Louise

Yes, the thunderstorms have been terrific! It’s lovely to sit outside with the rain pouring down, but the weather is so warm! I’ve really enjoyed the wet and apparently this season hasn’t been very wet at all.

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9 04 2013
Jeni

Fantastic — I have a friend who lives in NT and while I love to see photos of her gorgeous kids, I’ve always wanted to see more pics of her gorgeous homeland, too. Thanks for sharing!

10 04 2013
Louise

Thanks Jeni, it’s a really, really diverse place from the Top End to the Central Desert and I hope to get out and see more of it soon. A trip to Kakadu National Park is on the list!!

9 04 2013
Victoria

Really nice series, Louise! Delicious colour, and views! THAT, is a mighty big insect. Is it a praying mantis, or in the same family?

10 04 2013
Louise

Thanks Vic – I had to go and look this up. It is similar to a praying mantis but comes from the order Phasmatodea which has other stick insects/stick bugs. They are fascinating creatures. Yes, it is the biggest insect I’ve ever seen!!!

11 04 2013
Victoria

Thanks for looking it up; it is fascinating. I showed it to my little girl, and she’s quite smitten with the creature. Bigger than any we’ve seen here in the states.

11 04 2013
cassmob

Green is big in the Top End but after such a feeble Wet, the Dry will have everything looking dry all too quickly. Hope you’re enjoying your new lifestyle.

11 04 2013
Louise

Coming from Perth, the rain here has been phenomenal. We’ve been here about three months and have already seen well over the amount of rain we’d experience in a whole year in Perth. I’ve enjoyed the rain although some days I was on the verge of building an ark, just in case. 🙂

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