I went for a walk (again) today, and along with trees & Hyde Park, I photographed flowers.
A selection of my photos follows.
First: bottlebrush. I was a bit windy, but I managed to catch them in a still second. I love the scarlet of these. In Spring, which it isn’t, the trees are almost completely scarlet, but it’s Autumn and they really shouldn’t be flowering.
A frangipani flower blown off its tree. It was way to windy to photograph the tree. Next time.
The perfume as I walked beneath it was simply heavenly.
These little blue flowers generally grow as hedges and look very pretty.
A pale beautiful Grevillea on a tree I passed.
The seed pod left after the flower has gone. It looks so much like a caterpillar or inset of some kind 🙂
More bottlebrush – a slightly different flower & on a different street. It was on the way home after some fairly fruitful work,
& I was so lucky to catch this as I was looking at the purple lantana (below) – a new holland honeyeater in the bottlebrush flowers. These were the best 2 shots.
Lantana – a whole verge full. And white everlastings. In Spring, this is full of friesas & it’s gorgeous.
Lantana is actually a very invasive weed, and in the bush, runs rampant & while it looks pretty, it kills native vegetation, changes the ecosystem and all the animals and birds suffer as well. It’s a huge problem in the Eastern States.
the red trumpet flower is on a huge tree that when in full flower can almost rival bottlebrush for sheer spectacle.
Pink jasmine on a white fence.
I hope you enjoyed these.
More posts later – more trees 🙂