These were taken last week – this week’s weather was not conducive and due to work and university commitments (presentation) I didn’t have tome to explore further. Tomorrow won’t be much better – storms and winds and rain!
So, here they are – some wild flowers, & other delights, like ducklings and the Hyde Park Swan family 🙂
Before I got to Hyde Park, I passed the flame trees – these are the last of the flame tree flowers. I will miss them so much, unless where I end up has flame trees. I hope so.
It’s so long since I’ve been to Hyde Park, and Spring is touching it, though the trees aren’t out. Some of the flowers are though:
gorgeously delicate & brilliantly coloured – the 2nd is commonly known as the ‘bacon-and-egg’ flower
I love the pink and gold of this variety of bottlebrush
I don’t know what this one is, but I love its geometry & colour, its singularity.
And the blue of these! There weren’t heaps of them open, but when in swathes, they are amazing:
Now – these are flowers of a different sort: the Hyde Park Swan family sunning themselves on the grass
cheeky willy wagtail & a swamp hen
an ibis amongst the foliage:
a rare native parrot (there were a pair of them) in a plane tree:
& a small family of ducks (I hope they are wary of the swamp hen)
the ducklings are so cute:
then it was time to go to Beaufort Street to meet my brother (over from England) for coffee, but on the way: wildflowers growing on the street verge
a lemon Grevillea:
a lily in a garden of shadows:
I just love these:
Onto Beaufort Street: these bathtubs are a wonderful addition to the streetscape – 2 planted with flowers
& one, outside a cafe, with herbs
In the evening, I caught sunset glow:
Then evening with Venus and the moon:
Finally, after coffee with the brother, walking home in the dark – an experiment that worked: rose with flash:
I hope you have enjoyed this brief taste of Spring and as I write, the rain is roaring and pouring down, over-spilling from the gutters and flooding the courtyard.
No photos tomorrow.