I can’t leave the weaving retreat without some more images. These are eucalypt shoots coming out from the lignotuber at the base of the tree, along with mosses and lichens. Now this is the way to experience lichens.
Who can believe fungi grow in pure sand? I was amazed… maybe it is just me.
Samphire remnants beside a Coorong rock formation that must have been formed by millennia of shell deposits.
Samphire. I love the plant and I think the name is lovely too.
I think these (much magnified) tubes might be all that remains of tubeworms. But I don’t know, I’m guessing. They were on the edge of the water in drifts, crunching underfoot unless you walked around them.
For scale, here is a ruby saltbush growing beside them.
Plants growing up right by the water.
Cushion bush in the sand.
And a bit more of the view across the Coorong once the sun came up!
A photo of the entire retreat arrived just in time for this post, along with permission to share it. Here we are in all our glory! A huge thanks to the Aunties who so patiently and generously taught us, and the the Staff of the Ngarrindjeri Lands and Progress Association/Camp Coorong and the South Coast Basket Cases who organised the retreat. It was a privilege to participate and a delight to be among so many wonderful women.