29 August 2013

bush walk wildflowers...in the pink

A follow-on from yesterday's white flower post.



tucked away like this, with a Flannel-Flower alongside.  I'd say another two to three weeks and there'll be more to see, in flower

..one of my favourites, also known as Pink Wax Flower.  It seems to thrive in this sandy-soil, coastal bushland environment.

another view of the 'controlled burn-off' (yesterday's post), by National Parks

a delicate little orchid close to the ground

in the late afternoon sun, a Native Fuchsia, Correa, with seed-heads

the sun has bought about pink tones to the Hardenbergia, often known as the Happy Wanderer.  The serrated leaves belong to a Banksia though.

it really is a blue-tone/purple flower.
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28 August 2013

Spring wild-flowers in white

A great spot to go walkabout through this beautiful bushland yesterday afternoon.  Being the same location as in the header photograph, at Norah Head on the Central Coast, of N.S.W.

To break up a series of posts from here I've decided to separate them colour-wise.  Today will be for the white flowers ...

with lovely white sand underfoot


...a nearby national park had controlled burn-off happening.  It was pretty impressive while standing here!

too early for the flannel-flowers, still budding

but here's a couple of Flannel-Flower photos from last years visit

16 August 2013

you're sure to recognise some of these flowers

Mother of Millions - origins, Africa and Madagascar. 

Lantana; this one is native to Central and South America

Freesias, and wow, the perfume in the air is just fantastic; native to South Africa.

Wild Tobacco Bush - South Africa

Black-eyed Susan, native to East Africa

What do they all have in common?  They're each escapees from gardens over the years and declared environmental, or noxious weeds within our bushlands.

12 August 2013

in all its glory ...

Well as luck would have it for me, I took this photograph of a Melaleuca (Paperbark) tree, just four weeks ago.  Today I learnt that it has since been removed by local council.  Located in a public reserve, it must've been considered a possible danger threat.

Acknowledgement: Verse by Alice Walker