Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bursting buds

I took this shot outside my local library last December and, while I've probably looked at the photo countless times in the process of sourcing images to blog, it is only now - on a more leisurely and closer inspection - that I can see the different stages of these flowers blooming from their pod! In the centre there's a pod hanging down that is barely half open; at bottom right there's another bloom pushing its way out. The fiery hot orange colour is indicative of the Australian Summer's impact on me!!
(Many thanks, Michelle, for inviting my participation and observations of nature)

  

9 comments:

diane b said...

They are a beautiful colour. I don't think I've seen orange gum blossoms before.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a stunning flower this is, the feathery blooms remind me of our Persian Acacia. Thankyou so much for becoming a follower of my photography blog. I am delighted to be returning the compliment and adding you to my blog roll.

Ann said...

next time I come to Australia, I will watch out for this.

ladyfi said...

They are certainly eye-popping!

Luna Miranda said...

this is beautiful--love the color.

Luna Miranda said...

this is beautiful--love the color.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Gum flowers come in all shapes and sizes but I haven't seen this colour before. Aren't they a great colour! The leaves have a healthy green look too.

NF Memes said...

different kind I am not familiar with.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Ooh - stunning - I've never seen this flower before, so thanks for sharing.

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