Fragrant Quote for September 7th, 2012 from Five years under the Southern Cross: experiences and impressions By Frederic Chambers Spurr


Ferntree Gulley, Dandenong Ranges (Victoria) Image credit



But the wild flowers! We stop the car and penetrate into the bush to gather handfuls of the most wonderful wild flowers I have ever seen. The flora is unique both in colouring and in fantastic shapes. Some of these wild flowers are not found in any other part of the world. We are here at the precise season for beholding this display at its very best. The air is heavy with a strange and subtle perfume. The exquisite and unique scent of the boronia dominates all, while the fainter perfume of the golden wattle insinuates itself, despite its proximity to the heavily scented boronia.
Five years under the Southern Cross: experiences and impressions
By Frederic Chambers Spurr