06 September 2013

a bushland wildflower walk

This post shares the beautiful wild-flower walk of a couple weeks ago now.  An indigenous bushland reserve at Norah Head, on the Central Coast.

with soft white sand underfoot

Kennedia

one of my favourites, Eriostemon, also known as the Pink Wax Flower

Correa (Native Fuchsia) in late afternoon light

Hardenbergia also known as the Happy Wanderer.  It is a petite flowering twining vine that attaches itself to other plants.  Those serrated leaves in the background though, actually belong to another Australian native, Banksia




in the distance, National Parks had a 'controlled burn-off' happening



it was just a little early by probably a couple weeks only, to have missed out on all this area left and right, will now be covered in white ti-tree flowers

Cone Flower

this' the (serrated leaf) Banksia in flower; just one of numerous species

and the wonderful giant (Banksia) seed-pods that are left behind; quite impressive aren't they?

22 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole Many thanks for taking us on the buch walk with you. Your photographs are amazing adn the light is wonderful. It makes me a bit 'second home'sick for being back in Austrlia however I am being their by the way of your photos. Thanks.

Joop Zand said...

A good post Carole,
i like these lovely flowers with the nice colors very much.

Wish you a nice weekend.

Greetings, Joop

Digi-Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Beautiful pictures, a nice walk through the countryside.
Greetings Irma

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of this flowers. Very special.
Have a nice weekend, Carol.
Best regards, Synnöve

eileeninmd said...

What a nice walk, the wildflowers are beautiful. Lovely photos, Carole! Have a happy weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

Pleasant walk through the bush, and it's wild flowers. Lovely Carole.

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Carole, a lovely series of photos on your walk, and I loved the pattern on the cone flower.

TexWisGirl said...

such beauties - exotic ones to me. :)

Jeanne said...

Lovely shots Carole! I especially love this unusual Kennedia, and the Corea. So unnusual and colorful!

Montanagirl said...

So many lovely images! I really like all the pretty colors.

Dianne said...

It's a beautiful time of the year Carole with little treasures to be found everywhere .... I've just returned from a trip into rural SA and loved finding exquisite spider orchids flowering amid rugged native vegetation.

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful flowers Carole!!!!! TFS,
Jan

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful flowers Carole!!!!! TFS,
Jan

Margaret Skeel said...

love the Hardenbergias!

Lisa Gordon said...

Carole, these are gorgeous, and I have never seen anything like the Correa. My goodness, it is beautiful!

Linley S said...

A beautiful bush walk Carole, fantastic detail in your photos. I just love spring in our Aussie bush.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Very beautiful Carole ;-)

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Stewart M said...

Great plants - we do live in a bit of a botanical wonder land.

I think I managed to ID the butterfly you posted on Google+

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Helma said...

Very nice series of photos Carole, and I find the flowers picture 4 and 10 very beautiful. The mushroom or fungi from the last photo 12 isa very bijnder to see. Very nice set though.

Carole M. said...

Helma - there is language barrier happening here; the final photograph is of the lovely woody seed-pods from the Banksia plant image before it. Not fungi at all.

islandwonder said...

What a beautiful place. The seed-pods are wild looking. I have never seen anything like them.

Wally Jones said...

Great post!

Thank you for taking us along on your walk. Super photos of the plant life!

I love the Banksia seed pods. Looks like a tree full of clams!