Flowers in the afternoon

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 🙂

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20 comments on “Flowers in the afternoon

  1. eof737 says:

    It’s been a long while since I checked in… Yeah, the posts were arriving fast and furious from every part of the world till I had 3500 and I’ve been slowly digging myself out. What I’ve been doing lately to catch-up is liking all the posts in my folder, commenting on a few and starting afresh… TY for your patience. 🙂

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  2. Anna says:

    Heavenly pictures, thank you for sharing!
    I wish we could grow Frangipani here in England – it’s one of my favourite flowers, ever…the smell is just out of this world.

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  3. niasunset says:

    If you wish you can join dear Keira, as I did, and you can make your nomination list… follow the items in my page, and post the picture on the top… answer the questions… That’s all… but if you wish…

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  4. What a lovely walk we all took because of your wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. niasunset says:

    http://photographyofnia.com/2012/03/28/top-recent-commenter-award/
    You are one of my nominated names… Thanks and Love, nia

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  6. In spite of your wind the bottlebrush pics are gorgeous. Amazing one with the honeyeater. Love those little birds. The seedpods do look like critters – one even looks like it has a tail.

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  7. zannyro says:

    I feel all light and airy just looking at these! Thanks for sharing and hello! It’s nice to meet you!

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    • Hello! I was about to look at your blog (squirrels! YAY!). I’m glad you liked the flowers. Am intending to post more on trees either later tonight or tomorrow. Thank you for following & lvoely to meet you too 🙂 Am now off to check out your blog!

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  8. niasunset says:

    WOW! What a beautiful place full of beautiful flowers and yes, this bird too! These are all so beautiful photographs dear Keira, I felt myself there too… Thank you, have a nice day, with my love, nia

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  9. Miss305 says:

    Those blooms are beautiful! I love the white and yellow blossom!

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