PLANT LIFE Take the thyme to say ‘aloe. From a gum tree in Australia, sap oozes. Not runs, flows, drips. Sap only ever oozes.Some kind of nice purple flower, Wilsons Prom Ntional Park, Australia.Seeds bursting into life in Wilsons Prom National Park, Australia.Cebu, Philippines, in the hills behind Cebu City.More from the hills of Cebu.And one more from Cebu.I spent a wonderfully peaceful night at the Butterfly Farm on Bohol, near the Tarsier Sanctuary.Initially they were reluctant to rent me the bungalow because they thought it was run down.But it was far nicer than plenty of places I had stayed before!As well as butterflies, there was a wonderful garden full of orchids and other flowers.The tarsier sanctuary also had a few orchids.Near Bohol, Philippines' tarsier sanctuary, a short but seldom used hiking trail through regrowth forest.A native lotus flower blooms in northern Victoria, in the waters of the Gunbower Creek.Cockatoos, parrots and other birds make their homes in the hollows of old and dead trees, like this gum tree on the Gunbower Creek.Archeologists left the temple of Ta Prohm much as they found it, reclaimed by the jungle. The power of nature displayed in Siem Reap, Cambodia.Highly symbolic in Buddhism, lotus flowers in a pond, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.