Out of MtLawleyShire: Kings Park Wildflowers #1

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.

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I don’t know many of the flower’s names, so shall just post with comments.

Kangaroo paws:

This is the most iconic of the kangaroo paws – the red and green

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pink:

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these ones:

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and red!

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& my favourite – the south-west Kangaroo paw:

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Banksia:

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eucalypt flower – it makes gumnuts and was the last left on the tree:

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Bottlebrush flowers – the first is a round fluffy, puff-flower-ball at the junction of two small twigs.  Utterly gorgeous.

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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:

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I call this red fluffballs – they are tiny.

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Rare Grevillea – not the best photo, but it was soooo windy.

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I don’t know what these are, but I like them.  The green ones are like pom-poms.

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the ‘bacon and egg’ flower and – well, I don’t know what it is

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little white ones

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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:

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I hope you enjoyed looking at the flowers 🙂

Next post: Kings Park wildflowers en masse

 

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4 comments on “Out of MtLawleyShire: Kings Park Wildflowers #1

  1. bulldog says:

    Your Kangaroo flowers are out of this world… I’ve never seen them before…

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    • Really? I am glad I photographyed so many – though many didn’t turn out because of the wind. & they are so difficult to photograph. My little camera gets confused by background because they are so slender.

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  2. Terrific! Loved the rusted out Holden, though its’ siting on the paved area is a little too contrived … love the green and black kangaroo paw too, so dramatic! 🙂

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