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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Tarkine wonder … what a blooming delight … !

*Pic: Bearded Orchids

First published November 29

Rain or shine, come every late spring to summer the Tasmanian bush always displays its glory.

This year in the Tarkine the wildflowers look particularly bountiful after the soaking winter rain, and some of these magnificent floristic displays have been enhanced by natural regeneration from the wildfires that swept throughout the region near 2 years ago.

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Flag Iris

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Sun Orchid

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A pageant of coastal heathland scrub

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Waratah detail

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Native Pigface and coastal Groundsel

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Native Laurel

*Ted Mead has been out exploring the natural and wild elements of the Tarkine extensively over the past two winters. Ted claims there is, and aways will be, something more to discover out there, which effectively could consume one’s lifetime to discover it all. For those who are interested there is no better moment than now to see it in its blooming splendour.

The Bioblitz …

Guy Barnett: FPA Annual Report

EARLIER on Tasmanian Times …

Push for expanded protection of Tarkine to become a poll issue …

John Lawrence: Forestry Tasmania’s demise in detail: Billion Dollar Loss

• Robert Middleton in Comments: Thankyou Ted, for once again sharing the spectacular beauty of Tasmania and the Tarkine with the rest of the world. Your images are a powerful tonic which helps one endure the hate, anger, greed, poverty, inequality, stupidity and political treachery that dominate life these days for many of us. Your pictures brighten the day, rekindle hope for the future, and inspire one to fight on.

Push for expanded protection of Tarkine to become a poll issue …

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Lyndall Rowley

    November 30, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Oh Ted – these are a feast for the eyes and food for the soul. Thank you. And ditto re Robert’s (#4) comments…

  2. Poppy Lopatniuk

    November 30, 2017 at 12:26 am

    None so lovely as a flower … I grew up among the wild orchids and bush flowers when I was young … once found never forgotten. These photos are a delight.

  3. john hayward

    November 29, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    All of Ted’s flora will become wallflowers if the Labs fulfil their vow to build a new Luna Park up at Cradle Mountain. We are hoping that PM Dugdale can open it.

    John Hayward

  4. Bob Hawkins

    November 29, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Ain’t nature marvellous! Pity not enough of those in high places value it.

  5. Annie

    November 28, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    flower power

  6. Robert Middleton

    November 28, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Thankyou Ted, for once again sharing the spectacular beauty of Tasmania and the Tarkine with the rest of the world.

    Your images are a powerful tonic which helps one endure the hate, anger, greed, poverty, inequality, stupidity and political treachery that dominate life these days for many of us.

    Your pictures brighten the day, rekindle hope for the future, and inspire one to fight on.

  7. Mick Kenny

    November 28, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Nice Beard and Sun orchids indeed.

  8. Annie

    November 28, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Mother nature’s design. Beautiful, thank you Ted.

  9. Isla MacGregor

    November 28, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Lovely Ted! More please. I have just returned from the west and the wildflowers are in all their glory.

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