A camp in an Eden-like spot in the forest of the Upper Yarra Valley, Victoria, 1906, by Archibald James Campbell, via Museums Victoria Collections (under CC license).
Campbell was an ornithologist and a naturalist, and he made early use of nature photography to record his fieldwork.
A forester’s cottage, Ferntree Gully, Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia, ca. 1900, a glass lantern slide by Archibald James Campbell, via Museums Victoria Collections.
I like the two log pillars at the bottom of the steps, each topped by a potted plant.
During the 19th century, the forests of the Dandenong mountains were a major source of timber for Melbourne.
A little while ago today. . .
The forest behind our house carpeted in wood anemones or Anemone nemorosa, a small white flower native to Germany.
I just noticed that little black bug on the flower petal. It looks like a tick. I feel itchy now. . . .
Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king…
— Thomas Nashe