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)
Joining Michelle at http://ramblingwoods.com/about-my-nature-notes-meme/
and also Nick at http://www.floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com.au/