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    Southward Bound - Pacific Highway - Returning Home From Brisbane, Qld

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    Post by Joy on Sat 09 Aug 2014, 3:25 pm

    A small fire has burnt some of the trees.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 09 Aug 2014, 3:26 pm

    Looks as though a carelessly tossed cigarette could be the culprit.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 09 Aug 2014, 3:27 pm

    A very heavily cropped image of a skydiving parachutist (& possibly a passenger) coming into a landing. Taken from a car travelling 110kph.  :lol3:
     
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    Post by Joy on Sat 09 Aug 2014, 3:28 pm

    On the Ballina bypass. This made a huge difference when it was finally opened.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 09 Aug 2014, 3:30 pm

    A couple of large Moreton Bay fig trees popular on farmland as livestock shade trees. These would be rather old trees.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 09 Aug 2014, 3:31 pm

    Where we left the Ballina bypass section of the Pacific Highway to go & do some shopping at Ballina.
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    Post by granny on Sat 09 Aug 2014, 11:46 pm

    :smile: This is my happy dance for more pictures .  Thanks Joy, great pictures .  Great picture of the skydiver.  Great to see some farms with cattle.  Does the fig tree have figs on it or is it just a huge tree for shade?
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    Post by Joy on Sun 10 Aug 2014, 7:32 am

    Thanks Granny.  :smile:  Many plants & birds found in Australia were named, by the early European botanists & settlers, after Northern Hemisphere plants & birds they thought the ones here resembled. No imagination, of course. So the Moreton Bay fig was called a fig or ficus due to its fruit's vague similarity to true figs although they are nowhere near as big & are dry & tasteless not sweet & juicy like true figs. Flying foxes love them though.

    Here is a link to a Wiki about the beautiful Moreton Bay fig tree:- Moreton Bay Fig Tree
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    Post by granny on Mon 11 Aug 2014, 5:59 am

    :smile: Thanks great link! Beautiful tree.  I am glad to see the birds like to eat the figs with the flying foxes.  The tree has beautiful roots, should be a great place for little animals to hide.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 11 Aug 2014, 10:34 am

    Yes, Granny, the Moreton Bay fig tree certainly does contribute much to our ecosystem despite its ability to be parasitic.  :smile:

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