Category: flowers

Tulip centre in the spring garden for Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: Tulip time

 Wordless Wednesday – also known as Worth a Word Wednesday I always enjoy spring time when my tulips appear every year without fail. I do nothing to encourage them, they just keep appearing. I love the pattern that appears when looking down into the centre of the flower and although this tulip has almost finished and is fully blown, it is…

Magnolia in black and white for Photographer's choice 52 week photography project

52 week photography project – Week 11: Black and White

Source: Week 11: Black and White I have written before how much I love Spring, the flowers, the colour, the new life and in particular my magnolia tree. I always take copious shots hoping for one that’s just right. So you can imagine how wrong I felt turning this one into black and white for Week  11 of our 52 week…

Magnolia unfurling into spring

Worth a Word Wednesday: Unfurling

 Wordless Wednesday – has been renamed ‘Worth a Word’ Wednesday simply because I couldn’t stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂 Unfurling into spring Every year I think I take a similar photo to this one.  I try to capture the magnolia flowers unfurling- I love Spring and I love our magnolia tree. It’s huge now and quite old but…

Wordless Wednesday – 3 May 2017

It’s Wordless Wednesday! Enjoy your Wednesday – wherever you are in the world. The seasonal differences within our huge country never cease to amaze me.  Just a week ago I was up north in Brisbane in Qld where autumn was not evident at all.  It was a pleasant 25 degrees during the day and no autumnal colours were on show. I returned home…

ANZAC Day 2017

ANZAC Day is an important day for Australians and New Zealanders, wherever they are in the world. Today marks the landing at Gallipoli in 1915 and is recognised around the world as ANZAC Day – Australia New Zealand Army Corps. We commemorate ANZAC Day on 25 April each year with ceremonies, marches, laying of wreaths, special prayers and tributes.  Most importantly of…

Hibiscus flower

Earthly gifts

Earth  The earth is what we all have in common.  Wendell Berry I love this yellow hibiscus flower which opened up fully for the first time this morning in mum’s garden. It’s a small plant, in a pot, and has just this one flower (so far). I think it’s so beautiful,  I’ve declared today Happy Hibiscus Friday! I’m reminded that…

Anticipating anticipation – Weekly Photo Challenge

Is it possible to anticipate anticipation?  I like to think so. With summer holidays upon us and family members from near and afar preparing to gather, I am anticipating the anticipation of us all being together again for the first time in over a year. I love spending time with my family 🙂  My three grown up girls make me…

Sweet orange Zinnias

Day 6 of the Seven Day Nature Challenge Today’s photos for my Seven Days of Nature challenge are common old garden variety Zinnias. Perfectly formed and perfectly orange. It took me ages and many practise shots until I was happy with my final photos. Remember I’m only using my iphone! Here’s a quick recap for you so far on how my…

A cob of corn in the bush

Day 5 of the Seven Day Nature Challenge Today’s photo in my Seven Days of Nature challenge is an Australian native plant called a Banksia after Sir Joseph Banks which from some angles also looks like a cob of corn (well to me it does anyway). I was incorrect in my first draft and called it a Bottlebrush but apparently I was wrong. These…

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice – Night Photo

It’s the fourth Monday of the month which means it’s time for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge – and this week it’s Challenger’s Choice. 4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Panorama, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel). I have chosen night photography so that I can share this great photo from Canberra’s Floriade Nightfest over the…