We had a very beautiful Spring day today so it was good to go out and enjoy the sunshine a little. There was a warmth in the air, the sun was shining and the Spring flowers put on a show. The blooming wattle against the brilliant blue sky is a true-blue Aussie sight.
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
Soon, very soon, life will be back to normal...
Monday, 25 October 2021
We are rapidly approaching the 80% double vaccination of the population against COVID, and we have been promised an almost complete easing of restrictions. Life will hopefully go back to some semblance of normality, and all that next week. We've had a cool, wet Spring so far, but the flowers seem to enjoy it.
Sunday, 24 October 2021
Saturday, 23 October 2021
Friday, 22 October 2021
Thursday, 21 October 2021
White's Tea-Tree, Leptospermum whitei, is a sturdy, often multi-stemmed shrub reaching up to 5m in height (under ideal conditions). Its preferred habitat are margins of coastal swamp forests and tidal waterways (here growing on the banks of the Werribee River). The species is named after Cyril Tenison White (1890-1950), botanist. Young bark is mid-brown in colour turning grey with age and has a rough fibrous texture where old bark is shedding in papery short strips.
Flowers appear in tight clusters over spring to early summer featuring five bright white and obovate shaped petals characteristic for the Leptospermum genus. They measure up to 12 mm in diameter when fully opened. Young green stems are covered in short fine hair. Simple leaves with an alternate arrangement are; up to 3 cm in length, elliptic in shape with entire margins, hairless, dark green, rather dull on top, thick with a stiff texture. Venation is obscure except for mid vein. Leaf apex is acute ending in a blunt point, base shape is cuneate. The petiole is nearly non existent at 1 -2 mm in length.
This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Monday, 18 October 2021
Southern vs Northern Hemisphere, Spring vs Autumn! Flowers and seeds, an ascent into Summer and a descent into Winter. Enjoy the antipodean teasing, all in seasonal fun.