Sunday, July 14, 2013

There's nothing as odd as.....!


Was there ever anything as odd as the Banksia pod? (worth enlarging to see it's hairy weirdness close up) Taken while out walking through Hepburn Heights bushland yesterday to see if any of the wildflowers are out.  Even though it's still the middle of winter in Australia it's been so mild here in Perth with sunny warm days of 20C I wondered if the wildflowers might have been fooled into thinking it was spring :) There was the odd splash of bright yellow, but as yet it's mostly the Banksia in various stages of growth....

If you're very lucky you may catch a glimpse (below) of the 'exotica red' behind the bushes, a tres rare species of the lesser known 'glamographer' :) and of course there's no show without the 'gang' turning up! Hope that you're having a wonderfully relaxing weekend, take care, and stay safe..p.s. catch up today.....

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors and they do look spring-like!! But, of course, my favorites today are the Roos ! So amazing for me to see them out of the usual cages you see them in here in the states! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend, Grace!!

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  2. Does it ever freeze? :-) 20° is so warm! Lovely (and surprising) flowers, young photographer and ah the kangaroos that I only ever see painted! :-))

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  3. Lovely the crew in last photo! Arianna

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  4. Nasty looking gang in that last pic, Grace! ;-)

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  5. Some great catches today for sure. I'm glad someone is having some nice weather.

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  6. Such different vegetation from what I'm used to.

    And quite a gang of miscreants too...

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  7. What a super collection. I am surprised at how colorful it all looks at this time of year. Putting the kangaroo shot last is an amazing finale for us all. Nice job, Grace!

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  8. Grace, your overseas readers will for sure enjoy that last shot - it's really one of those special ones!
    Banksia pods are wicked!

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  9. Yes the banksia pods are an odd thing but typically Oz just like the gang. great shot. The wild flowers are looking good already.

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  10. Love the group shot.

    Say! Banksia = Banksy the artist? Hmmmmmmmm?


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  11. May Gibbs was not part of my childhood reading, so they are just interesting plants to me. So nice of the mob to pose for you.

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  12. Love those big guys keeping a wary eye on you! And yes! The banksia pod has the weirdest detail I have ever seen on a plant! No wonder May Gibbs found inspiration in it!

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  13. AAAAAAAAAAGH! So that's what they are! I've lost count of the times someone has passed a comment about the weird things in a tree, and you're the first to actually give me an answer. I feel so stupid, and am looking forward to my first chance to appear smug.

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  14. Love the kangaroos! They look more than willing to pose, too!

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  15. Love all the kangaroos posing for you.

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  16. Those kangaroos look like they would be fun at a party. As does that redhead.

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  17. Love the kangaroo party shot!

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  18. That is one very strange looking pod. I don't think I've ever heard of that plant before. The kangaroos are always fun to see. That photo of the gang is great. Of course, that red headed photographer is always a welcome guest.

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  19. Is it me or do those kangaroos look slightly thuggy and up to no good :) Banksia are about the strangest tree I've ever seen. Nice to see the greater spotted red A - rarely sighted!

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  20. Do you have to watch where you walk? I know you do walking where cows 'go'.

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  21. It looks like young cress somehow! Mine is ready to eat btw :-) Yum. Guess our temps went over to your place again. 17C... in the "high" of summer...

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  22. I've never seen such a pod. Amazing! Beautiful nature shots. Love the Kangaroo family portrait and both compositions with the 'exotica red'! :-)

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  23. awwwww...the kangaroos are such cuties!!!!!

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  24. Didn't know about that one. The glamographer looks great btw.

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  25. A glamographer? Love the kangaroos!

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  26. i believe i spotted a redheaded adorable daughter ...

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  27. Aww I simply love the picture of the Kangaroos.It like they love to pose here. I like the pictures you have taken of the fauna and flora too.

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  28. All these photos and subjects are beautiful (most notable of which is your daughter). Those pods are about as strange looking as it gets.

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  29. Love your kangaroos! Curious about that strange Banksia pod...must
    check it out on Wikipedia!

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