Tag Archives: wildflowers

Here’s More: Beautiful Bottlebrush

25 Nov
Beautiful Bottlebrush

Beautiful Bottlebrush

The Spring flush of these flowers is just ending in our backyard, but fortunately I captured this image in time.

Bottlebrushes are a great addition to Sydney backyards. Not only do they produce beautifully-coloured and formed flowers, they also attract the birds. What a combination!

Enjoy!

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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 a Great Season for Epacris

13 Oct
Epacris

Epacris

Right now, the Epacris is in flower, and to my mind it’s never looked better!

Its sight is one of the highlights of a walk in the bush. It grows beautifully, right beside the river where I swim.

Such a pretty, Australian wildflower …

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The Hardenbergias are Out!

21 Aug
Hardenbergia

Hardenbergia

Lately I’ve spotted these pretty flowers in the bush. They are called Hardenbergia violacea by experts, or Purple Twining Pea. They are scramblers, equally at home on the ground or being supported by shrubs.

Yet another pretty Australian wildflower…

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Australian Icon: Wattle

12 May
Wattle

Wattle

Wattle!

As children, we in Australia are schooled in the beauty of this plant. We are taught poems that speak touchingly of its delights.

As adults, many of us have to travel to natural bush areas to it see first-hand.

Here’s a photograph of one that grows in Sydney.

There are quite a few varieties, and I’m no expert. I ‘ll make a guess and suggest it’s Flax Wattle, but if you know better then please don’t be shy. 🙂

Enjoy!

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Bottlebrush: an Australian Beauty

28 Oct

Do you love the Bottlebrush?

Certainly, I do!

Not only are they spectacularly beautiful in form and colour, they also attract delightful native birds such as parrots.

We’re lucky enough to have a few growing in our backyard. What a joy it is to watch the play of light on their pinky-red flowers!

Enjoy!

Beautiful Bottlebrush

Beautiful Bottlebrush

Chicki in Springtime….

20 Sep

The promise of Springtime is a wondrous thing, and seldom fails to deliver.

This year, the Australian bushland nearby has been truly superb with its bountiful displays of native flowers.

A few days ago I couldn’t resist asking Chicki to pose near a particularly beautiful Australian  native that was growing adjacent to a small, riverside beach.

I trust you will enjoy the result.

Chicki near the Wildflowers

Chicki near the Wildflowers