More formally known as Garrya elliptica. The first picture is of catkins on a bush in a private garden. The others are from a bush beside a gated entrance of the University on Wulfruna Street.
This year’s Christmas special is one of a pair of wallabies spotted at an “animal adventure” near the start of the Stafford Road.
When photographed in mid-January, they seemed contented despite the harsh winter, if not as smug as the larger than life camel below.
Whenever I have been passing more recently, the kangaroos have continued to look contented.