Despite the heat of an early summer, there are many flowers in people’s gardens, along garden walls, on verges, which makes walking somewhere slow going 🙂
Crepe Myrtle in so many colours:
Magnolia in my garden:
sunlight absorbers: marigold and poppy-like:
Mexican rose and crab-apple flower:
yarrow flowers and honeysuckle:
and others, the last being morning-glory all closed for the evening:
Who doesn’t love sunflowers? These were way taller than me (OK, not tall, me, but even so) and I had trouble taking decent photographs. I swear they were six foot tall! Lovely though 🙂
But – what is here? Ooo – bee on sunflower!
Busy bee moving slowly through the intricate landscape of the sunflower’s centre:
head down, bum up – so much pollen a bee could get drunk 🙂
bee traversing the pollen-laden circles
and this is the best shot of pollen-dusted bee and petal bases, and the lovely interior landscape of the flower.
This is a ‘specialty’ post – I hae had one enquiry for such photos. Doesn’t mean no-one else can enjoy them 🙂 Most of these would be included in a calendar.
Roses after rain.
Yellow and apricot roses:
& one lone pink (that’s in my garden):
They are pretty. It has not, I have learned on going through my photos, rained a lot this year at all 😦
But these are pretty 🙂
These are photos from which I will choose those to go into the 2016 Wildflowers Calendar. There are too many photos (soooo many! I *do* like photographing flowers) for one calendar, but it is merely to present what will likely be included rather that what definitely will be.
myrtle types (fluffballs):
others (don’t know their names or types) – & some may be cultivars or not native:
& kangaroo paws – cultivars but lovely
If you wish to order a Wildflowers Calendar, let me know.
It rained today – in an October that has seen more dryness and heat than is normal. So I celebrate with a page of photos of raindrops.
On leaves of jasmine:
on jasmine flowers:
on leaves of dragon trees:
on dead tendrils:
on petunia flowers:
daisies (& the alien exotic is a hoarder, even when barely open):
and on Bauhinia buds & flowers:
Buhenia are huge, magnificent trees. Wide and tall, wonderful beings. they lose their leaves and flower in Spring, grow leaves and the flowers become long bean-like sed pods that in February spring open explosively, shooting teh seeds far & wide.
A few years ago, I lived on the top floor in a small apartment block – the 3rd floor – and outside the flats was a huge buhenia tree. A white one. It was wonderful looking at the flowers at night – it looked like a Japanese painting.
When the seeds were dispersed, all of us in the flats became accustomed to the seeds hitting the balconies and windows. And they fell into my potplants. I ended up with a veritable forest of them – seedlings that continued to grow. The landlords took most of them (with my permission & thanks) and I was left with two. I have planted one out the front where the growing conditions aren’t brilliant, but it is growing, slowly. It has yet to have flowers.
The other is in a pot in my courtyard, and while it hasn’t grown very big, it has in teh last two years, begun flowering.
The other day, when we had a little rain, there were clouds in the east and sunlight in the west – for a moment. The white of the flowers against that sky was just beautiful:
and with the bright sunlight on them against a blue sky:
Just a short post.