I finally got to Kings park early this week – on a sunny day that was, sadly, very windy. Many of my photos were spoilt by the wind shifting about flowers and leaves. But I did get some shots evocative of the beauty of the wildflowers that paints Western Australia’s wild places in the festival held at Kings Park every year.
Because I was so late going this year, many of the flowers were either finished or almost. But still, there are a few
I have split the post into individual flowers (this one) and massed flower displays (next one)
The first thing I saw made me laugh with delight – an old rusted out Holden, an iconic car in Australian culture – planted with wildflowers. Quite delightful.
I don’t know many of the flower’s names, so shall just post with comments.
This is the most iconic of the kangaroo paws – the red and green
& my favourite – the south-west Kangaroo paw:
eucalypt flower – it makes gumnuts and was the last left on the tree:
Bottlebrush flowers – the first is a round fluffy, puff-flower-ball at the junction of two small twigs. Utterly gorgeous.
I don’t know what these are but I love their delicacy. There’s 2 different types, and they are at the end of their flowering, so I was lucky to get them:
I call this red fluffballs – they are tiny.
Rare Grevillea – not the best photo, but it was soooo windy.
I don’t know what these are, but I like them. The green ones are like pom-poms.
the ‘bacon and egg’ flower and – well, I don’t know what it is
little white ones
A branch of Geraldton wax flowers and a type of little ‘paper’ flower. They can be dried and will last forever without losing their colour:
I hope you enjoyed looking at the flowers
Next post: Kings Park wildflowers en masse