Macro Monday 19 July

A while ago for Macro Monday, I posted a photo of a Firesprite Grevillea in my garden, which was just developing. Here is the flower that has opened after two weeks.

There are lots of other flowers starting to develop. A new one on the right hand side of the photo.

Above our heads

Debbie’s quotation-inspired image

Overhead the tree-tops meet,
Flowers and grass spring ‘neath one’s feet;
There was nought above me, and nought below

– from Overhead the tree-tops meet by Robert Browning

Square trees #1 – The Flame Tree

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge July: Square Trees

Well off we go into the squares once more. And this from Becky “The only absolute rule for joining in with Squares from 1st July is that your photograph must be square in shape!

Being in Australia I get the jump on the rest of the world as my 1st of July starts while most of you are in bed dreaming of what trees you can find and square up.

My first tree to celebrate a bit of Australianess is one of the most striking trees that can look unimposing when they have their large Maple like leaves. It is in Spring and Summer when they become Flame Trees.

Here is an Australian song that celebrates the Flame Tree by another iconic Australian

I have some close ups of the flowers that aren’t square but the theme is square trees after all. I thought you may like a look.