Monday, 2 March 2009

Take Your Time



Things are pretty laid back in Australia. We don't rush too much. Especially, this Grass Tree (xanthorrhoea johnsonii), which we see on our walk in the forrest. They grow at a rate of 1 centimetre a year, that's a metre a century. This is probably a couple of metres tall. They live to about 600 years old. You can learn more here. They realise that there is no point rushing around madly, much better to get the job done in the end.

Life is great when you take your time.

9 comments:

Black Jack's Carol said...

I really love that shot of the grass tree. For anyone else taking a peek at your post, I highly recommend clicking to enlarge it. Then, I highly recommend taking your time to ENJOY it!

skywind said...

Life is really great. This tree is very strange. Hairy hair. Feel like a sniper wearing the camouflage clothes. :)

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Matilda said...

Hi Ruby!
Wow,600 year old tree! What a great tree!
Hugs
Matilda

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I have an award for you today, hon' - hope you can accept it for you and the Woozle (i.e. Ruby Isabella)! x

Juliet Colors said...

Wow, that's amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Honey the Great Dane said...

What a cool tree, Ruby! I totally agree with you - and my humans think so too (that's why they moved out Down Under) - people on this side of the world have the right idea: take things easy..."she'll be right, mate!":)

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Confessions of a Wandering Soul said...

Something is amiss with you Ruby.Im not able to put my finger on it but you dont sound your chirpy, zesty self. Hope everything is fine with you and your loved ones. Sending you heaps of love :)

Amber and Nala said...

What a cool tree....we love that it is not in a rush and my Mom wishes she could be more like the tree. :)

Ruby Isabella said...

Thanks for your comments. Everyone here is good.