Monday, 31 October 2011

Read Wattle Bird

I was on the ground trying to take pics of the lavender and this bird didn't see me when it first came down :)
I had a good position and line of sight from my shrubbery to get some shots with full zoom. 

Red Wattle Bird

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Surprise


Another quiet, out of the way, close to the ground stunner.



Saturday, 29 October 2011

Pretty Weeds

I love the poppies, they are gorgeous and plentiful, however not many of them are actually in the garden beds! This scene makes me smile How can I consider something so stately and delicate as a weed :)

If only the grass would stay out of the garden beds and the flowers would stay in :)

Friday, 28 October 2011

More Irises


.... and I'm not sure this is the end of it with more unusual coloured buds sighted :)


I may have posted this one already.


Much lighter than the one shown in the first pic, not accurately shown here




Thursday, 27 October 2011

Water Lillies

All of these photos taken on different days, at different times from different angles too.
The flowers close up at night.

See the rock on the Lily pad? An experiment by my son who was at first astounded and is now blasé about it as it has been there for well over a week through rain and shine.



Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Violas

Also known as heartsease
Self seeded and from our old home replanted here :) 
Grown from seed in the potting shed.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Grevillias

Some are pretty and showy and shout 'look at me'


Others are barely noticeable until you get right up close or are actively looking.


Monday, 24 October 2011

I can sing a rainbow.

I haven't done a rainbow post for a long time but theres so much happening right now its a great time for one.

Red and Yellow and Pink and Green Purple and Orange and Blue!
Pig Face

Daisy

Rose


Apricots

Clematis



Iris

Sunday, 23 October 2011

We have Roses.

The colourful parade of Roses has begun!
So very many seemingly all starting at once, I can't keep track. I adore opening the kitchen window in the early evening and smelling the perfume of the roses hanging in the air, on these warmer days.


Saturday, 22 October 2011

Friday, 21 October 2011

Stunning Colours!

The frilly irises here are by far the biggest collection of unusual and amazing colour combinations I have seen.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Clematis

This was the bud I showed here

Its massive and beautiful.



I took this two days before it opened.

Friday, 14 October 2011

A spot of Yellow :)

No idea what this wiry little shrub is it has tiny leaves and tiny flowers and crooked wiry branches.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

the prettiest weed

Poppies popping up everywhere not at all restrained to the garden beds. I am trying to break off the flower heads as soon as they finish.


Friday, 7 October 2011

This photo is not upside down. The Silver eyes, however, are.



Doing what they have to to get a taste of the sweet Maple Flower nectar.
The flowers have pretty much finished now these photos were taken last week and the week prior.
As you walked towards and under this tree it would be humming with the buzz of all the bee's overhead, the flowers are so tiny they would probably not otherwise be obvious. They do make a pretty contrast to the fresh green though :)

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Irises

The colours being revealed, or about to be revealed, in some of these are just stunning!




 These last three images are all the same flower but the detail and colour combination in it is breathtaking!