It is Spring. there is no denying it. It has been Spring for a few weeks really, a short, not-wet enough winter, with little run-off for the dams. But the flowers are coming out. So I went walking around the neighbourhood and down to Hyde Park.
There aren’t flowers everywhere yet, but they are coming.
Grevillea are around most of the year, but they are even more lovely with all the new green everywhere, whether in people’s gardens, growing over the walls and fences, or in the middle of roundabouts:
and you find them in roadside native gardens – I love these pale creamy ones:
and these Grevillea in a playground:
The street bottlebrush trees are coming out and other trees have blossom as well:
and this rare loveliness – a native hibiscus in someone’s garden:
In Hyde Park, there is a native plants section and here, the flowers are coming out. They are not massed clumps of colour yet, but for individual photos, there were enough:
Leschenaultia with its startling blue:
Various myrtles – I love the myrtles:
& I love these: pink fluffballs
Banksia. these I think are called Candle Banksia:
the remains of a different variety are almost as spectacular as the flowers:
kangaroo paw just starting:
Purples and mauves/pinks:
and this: a stunning creeper – it apparently grows very well in gardens. I am tempted: