I’m going to enjoy Jude’s (earth laughs in flowers) theme for this month “wild flowers”
“Jude says: This month I want to see native wild flowers found in the hedgerows, woodlands, farmland, meadows, by the coast, up a mountain, on the heath and even in your own garden. Basically those plants that haven’t been planted, but occur naturally, although specifically planted wild flower meadows can be included. Wild flowers provide food for humans and wildlife and are usually hardy, resilient and well adapted to the climate and soils, and yes sadly often referred to as weeds”
I can go back in memory to 2010 and spend time searching through the hundreds of photographs I took of the Western Australian wild flower season. We spent 3 months slowly, very slowly, driving and living in Matilda, our small camper van home, along the wild flower trail from Broome in northern WA to Perth in the south. 2010 was a perfect year, just enough winter rain meant the flowers were in magnificent abundance.
It was a dream come true for me to be here revelling in one of the planets exceptional displays. A profusion of beauty.
This path wound through a stunning display of everlasting daisies. They stretched as far as the eye could see. We took photo after photo trying to capture this riotous pageant of colour. But a photo can never capture the feeling that is inside you when you look at all this beauty.
Here they are in close-up. Not only are they beautiful today as I take their photo, but the petals will slowly dry to a crisp papery texture and will last (as the name implies) for ever, without water.
There are so many wild flowers I will have to restrain myself.
If you would like a sneak preview of more wild flowers click here.
Thank you Jude for hosting this interesting challenge. Use this link to see more wild flowers from around the world.
William Henry Davies
What a change of challenge Ailsa has given us this week, “interpret poetry”. I am not a poetry reader but I do have a few that linger in my mind from times way past. Here is a previous post I did of my all time favourite “horses of the Camargue” . A stirring tribute to the horse. But today I have chosen another favourite. I hope you enjoy my interpretation of it.
This is my daughter and I really admire how she sets goals and lives her life to the full. These photos were taken many years ago and her love of horses was her passion at that time. This is the cutting competitions in New Zealand.
Life has moved on and with a business and living in the city she no longer can immerse herself in horses. 3 days ago she flew to Kathmandu to face her next challenge, the trek to Everest base camp. After all the dramas in that area over the past few years my heart trembles for her till she returns.
These doors were in the very attractive township of Akaroa in the South Island of New Zealand.
This is where I saw the “The Giants House” A house and garden full of wonder. The garden overflowing with flowers, vegetables, quirky sculptures and fantastic mosaic art. All created by one very energetic woman.
If you have time, take a cyber trip via this link to be amazed.
Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time)
I am old enough to be able to, vaguely, remember back to when I was first married and used this set up in the back shed to wash the cloth nappies, (no disposables back then) That was in the early 1960’s, I can hardly believe that I am now calling back then the “good old days”…
I don’t think I would like to go back to those “good old days”. I found these relics and so much more memorabilia in a heritage village called “Tailem Town”. It was a fascinating place, like stepping back into history. Step back in time here. I spent hours enveloped in memories of times gone by.
What stories of the past this old vehicle could tell us…
This week Paula, in her “Thursday’s special“, invites us to show some traces of the past.
For those who didn’t recognize the flower in the close up I put in the previous post, here it is. The iconic Australian Kangaroo Paw
Kangaroo paws belong to the genus Anigozanthos, which has 11 species.
The colour and form of kangaroo paws make them one of the most rewarding Australian native plants for the home garden. Kangaroo paws are also very good cut flowers. They are exported to many parts of the globe and are grown commercially in the USA, Israel and Japan.
Do you know what this flower is? I think it is an unusual detail…
This month the theme Jude (Earth laughs in flowers) has chosen for her garden photography challenge is Macro photography or close-ups of anything you’d find in a garden – so she asks us to look out for unusual details.