Saturday, September 5, 2015

First weekend of spring and.. Google Plus.



We are officially into spring and the weather is behaving accordingly.. all in the one day we've had chilly early mornings, warm sunshine and afternoon showers, couldn't be more perfect! I always seem to show you the more ugly and bizarre Australian native plants, thought you might like to see that we do have many lovely delicate natives also. I wouldn't swear my life on it but I think the first three are of the Callistemon (bottle brush) genus, the above quite rightly called 'purple splendour', that is the actual colour, no touch-ups..


I confess to not having a clue what the two below are but wouldn't they make fabulous Aussie style decorations for the Christmas tree :) Here's the thing about Google Plus, I know many of you use it and I can still visit your blogs, but there are a few who regularly visit and for some reason I'm unable to connect back. Is there something Google Plus users have to do so that non users can still connect.. and no, I'm never going Google Plus :) Hope you have a happy and safe weekend, take care...


33 comments:

  1. They are feathery, light, colourful and lovely! I wish we were in the same position now with spring approaching.

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  2. You could have natural Christmas decorations, Grace! I'm so glad you aren't going to Google + since I have the same problem on some blogs.

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  3. I like your beautiful spring photos and I agree with you about the nefarious Google Plus...

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  4. Awww, beautiful, Grace!
    Yes, we´re into autumn now, I´m sitting here with sweater on :-(

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  5. Oh, these are gorgeous and you did take my breath away with your photos of them today!! Exquisite colors and your photos are superb, Grace!! And, yes, after a very hot, late summer, autumn is coming in strong!!! I'm already wearing sweaters!!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

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  6. Same Google+ problems here. While I was forcefed G+, I don't use it at all and those who do comment on VDP with no links to blogs on their G+ profiles or who only post photos don't get return comments from me. C'est la vie !

    All of these are so beautiful! But we're waiting until the 21st for autumn to begin!

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  7. I have avoided Google+ also; Now I hear it's going quietly away. . . .

    Happy Spring, my dear G. Say! Aimee Cakes visiting my blog!













    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  8. I've got it on my blog, but I make no use of it at all.

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  9. If Google Plus is being withdrawn, it is certainly not for a lack of pushing it at Google users. I don't know the last three flowers, pretty though.

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  10. Really wonderful flowers, they almost don't look natural… I've not ever seen anything like these. The first one has lovely color.
    Have a happy weekend.

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  11. Great looking flower and wonderful colours, I like them a lot..

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  12. Very beautiful Grace.
    I have a Google + account that I found to be not very useful. I lost the PW and email to which it was linked so anyone wanting to connect via G+ well...
    Have a great spring into Spring!

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  13. Spectacular blooms Grace. I have a few late blooms here, but mostly falling leaves!

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  14. A chilly morning would be nice, actually. We were in the 90s (F) again today.

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  15. Oh I love that first shot. I caught up....been busy lately. Those bakery items look yummy!

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  16. You have some great flowers over there, quite different from the ones I see here. Google Plus is just one more hassle, from my perspective. I visit blogs and I do use Facebook, but I really don't want to have to deal with any more technology. One day still has only 24 hours.

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  17. Perfectly focused and exquisite blooms. We have bottlebrushes here but not some of those exotic varieties. Wow!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  18. Those are such pretty and exotic looking flowers.

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  19. Super pics!
    Interesting that they all appear to 'stick out.'
    Long tendrils grasping the air. Great colours.

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  20. And we go into autumn...Arianna

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  21. Excellent photos Grace, we are suffering from heavy downpours all day long, so nog longer sunshine days for us. Enjoy your springtime.

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  22. Australian blossoms, especially the bottlebrushes, look so exotic to me! So pretty!

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  23. Gorgeous images on this our first weekend of fall.

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  24. Lovely! You will soon have springtime and here we are heading for autumn...
    Beautiful pictures I must say!
    Love from Titti

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  25. I love all the plants. Many of them look similar to ones we have here, just different colors. I'm not sure I understand the Google Plus question but, honestly I never do anything with it. It seems to update automatically. I really don't understand the benefit of belonging and if there was a way to "unjoin"I probably would.

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  26. What exciting design and colors your spring brings.

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  27. Well, it is clear that we all love your photographs. The flowers are beautiful and different. As for Google+, I resisted and I think I am glad. It bothers me that I can't comment on some people's blogs because I'm not a member but I guess that is the way it is.

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  28. No Google + for you? Just as well, I suppose. I hear it's dying a slow, lingering death...unlike those beautiful flowers!

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  29. Klasse Bilder von den Blüten.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  30. Those flowers are so beautiful, Grace. I don't think I have ever seen the purple callistemon. It's a stunner.

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  31. Beautiful flowers, I had never seen a purple bottle brush, I thought they only came in red.

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  32. Spring is always a welcome event, although here in Florida we probably are happier when fall rolls around. Love the flowers. I know we've got red bottlebrush here but I don't recognize the others - very fragile and delicate.

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  33. Wow, incredible burst of spring here!

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