One of the things I love about traveling is the joy and discovery of walking in nature. Treks in the mountains, to waterfalls, by lakes and in the forests often lead to finding wildflowers. Even in the stark outback we’ve found them … stunning gifts of nature.
I have no idea what the name of this fluffy looking flower is we found at Arkaroola last year but I think it’s gorgeous. As its colors weren’t overly bright, we almost missed it.
Unlike this specimen, the Sturt Desert Pea, the emblem of South Australia. It grows prolifically in places like the Flinders Ranges and the outback.
In its masses it looks stunning. So vibrant among the rocks.
Sometimes flowers seem to jump out at us on our travels. I remember passing this forest near Jamieson and calling out to hubby to stop the car. The urge to photograph these smiling flowers was so strong.
Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. – Jim Carrey
This is one of my favorite flower photos. It reminds me of sunshine and happiness.
It’s now winter in Australia and my backyard is green and lush although the flowers are starting to fade.
Except for my colorful orange lanterns which add a splash of color.
Here are the last of my chrysanthemums. Fading, wilting but still beautiful.
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature – Gerard de Nerval
And my lemon tree is brimming with a promise of things to come with blossoms and flowers adorning it. I’m hoping for a few more lemons than last year.
All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today – Indian proverb
When flowers make it inside it’s extra special. Like these gorgeous bunches that were given to me by family and friends last year when I turned 50.
Wishing you all a happy Friday and a beautiful weekend.
I hope some beauty touches your life today. If not let my flowers give you a lift, a touch of hope and may they brighten your day, where ever you are.
This is in response to Frank’s photo theme this week on Flowers at Dutch goes the Photo