Tag Archives: plants

Flannel Flowers By The River

11 Dec
Flannel Flowers by the river

Flannel Flowers by the river

Flannel Flowers are one of the few native plants that have been honoured by their appearance on Australian postage stamps.

Their simple beauty is a delight. Currently, they are in flower in our local park, and have become one of the highlights of our going to visit.

Enjoy!

By the way, here’s a link to my third post on my new blog. Thanks go to those who visit!

http://margaretlynettesharp2.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/a-soggy-day/

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Peek-a-Boo!

21 Nov
Rainbow Lorikeet peekingf rom  behind the Old Man Banksia

Rainbow Lorikeet peeking from behind the Old Man Banksia

Peek-a-boo!

Is that in the mind of this Rainbow Lorikeet as it peeks out from behind a Banksia flower?

This is Australian bush at its engaging best!

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It’s Jacaranda Time!

14 Nov
The jacaranda in flower

The Jacaranda in flower

Here in Sydney, Australia, it’s Jacaranda time!

We have a large specimen in our yard, and its glorious flowers are fully out, even starting to drop and form a stunning, purple carpet.

There are many of these trees where I live, and they certainly make their presence felt.

Some may not like them. They’re messy, shedding tiny leaves, and later, flowers (which can be slippery). But for all that, they are still magnificent.

Enjoy!

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Blossom Time

12 Oct
Spring blossoms

Spring blossoms

Here in Sydney, Australia, the Spring blossoms are starting to fade, and unfortunately some have completely dropped off their branches.

Here’s a pretty, street specimen growing near our home. The flowers are still hanging on. 🙂

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Gorgeous, Golden Wattle

29 Sep
Wattle

Wattle

Lately, one of the chief joys of walking (or driving) around our local bushland park has been the sight of Wattle in bloom. There has been a wonderful procession of beautiful species. This is one of the loveliest. It’s called Sydney Golden Wattle, (Acacia longiflora).

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Springtime in the Australian Bush

19 Sep
Spring in the Bush

Spring in the Bush

Spring is such a beautiful season. Fresh shoots and flowers bring out the best in flora.

Some of the sweetest bushland blooms are out right not.

This scene by the little beach next to our local river baths shows some of the lovely little flowers that can be seen in September.

Enjoy!

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Glorious Hibiscus

19 Jun
Glorious Hibiscus

Glorious Hibiscus

Even now in early winter, the Hibiscus are still in bloom.

This one grows in our front garden. It came from a cutting, many years ago. The parent plant has not survived, but this one soldiers on, giving liberally of its delightful flowers.

Though short-lived, each flower holds such beautiful colours and textures.

Sydney’s climate allows such an array of flora to grow and flourish.

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