Life of a Paper Daisy

This is a Xerochrysum viscosum variety, a Summer flowering daisy. It is also known as Sticky Everlasting, Yellow Paper Daisy, Shiny Everlasting or Golden Everlasting Daisy.

Waiting to greet the day.

Open and feeling good

Starting to feel its age

Closing to protect the seeds and changing colour

It is finally over

Cee’s FOTD

The life of a Hibiscus

A green bud and one ready to unfurl with another partly opened flower in the background

A green bud poking it’s nose out and a new flower waiting to open fully

Opening wide to receive the sunshine and catch the water drops

Cee’s FOTD

Re-living the Past – My first white flower photos

Cee’s Mid-week Madness Challenge: January Colour White

This bunch of white flowers are from 2014.

L-R top White Crocus – Native Hibiscus – Daisy
Agapanthus – Rose -small native flower
No idea but isn’t it amazing

A golden future

Sunday Stills: The #Future is Ours

First up I must admit I have stolen this idea from Cee. I have been sorting my photos (yes still almost a year behind Becky!!) and found this sequence of Golden Lycra flowers from my garden.

Terri’s title made me think of this song. Many of you may not know Normie Rowe. He was a pop sensation in Australia in the 1960-70’s but you will know the song. Not a sugary sweet as the Doris Day version though.

Meanwhile while you are having a 60’s bop here is the future in flowers

From these Golden Lycra buds……

……to these flowers which appeared so quickly I didn’t get a chance to get any in between photos

Also for Cee’s FOTD

Double dipping at Raspberry Lookout

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Weather

Today I went for a drive up the Gibraltar Range as there are wild flowers growing at the moment. Of course a drive into the mountains wouldn’t be the same without a stop off at my favourite place, Raspberry Lookout.

This is what you can usually see when you stop at Raspberry Lookout

Today it was like this

I did mention wildflowers didn’t I? There were daisies and other flowers just on the roadside.

As well as Christmas Bells, the ones I had come to see.

These are for Cee’s FOTD

I don’t know if this satisfies Marsha’s and Cee’s PPAC I found it in the very old tree in a notch they cut out to insert planks to get higher when felling a tree many many years ago

I bet you wondered where all this was going didn’t you? Well this is all part of the Lens-Artists Challenge #181: Double Dipping

But did you notice that some of the photos were square so get prepared for Becky’s Square Photo Challenge February: Odd

Re-living the past #15 – My first water drop photos

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fun with Water Water Everywhere (WWE)
Jez’s Water Water Everywhere #108

Water drops on a Crocus flower bud, on a Red Hibiscus petal, on a Nodding Violet flower and just hanging around on a strand of spider web.