Sunday, 24 October 2021

SUNDAY BEST #245 - DOLLS

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Last week, Lydia in Sydney posted some great photos of a smoky Sydney morning. The one below was my favourite. Please visit her blog for more great images! 


Sunday, 17 October 2021

SUNDAY BEST #244 - FERN

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Last week, Taken for granted in the USA shared a beautiful image of a leisurely fishing trip on the river Missouri. Please visit his blog for more great shots.



Sunday, 10 October 2021

SUNDAY BEST #243 - BUT IS IT ART?

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Last week, Emille in the USA posted some photos including a photo of her striking painting seen below. Please visit her pages for more interesting images.


Sunday, 3 October 2021

SUNDAY BEST #242 - ORANGE

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Last week, Lydia in Sydney had a great shot in her blog, which I liked very much. Please visit her pages to see more great posts.


Sunday, 26 September 2021

SUNDAY BEST #241 - WATER

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Last week, Taken for Granted from the USA posted a delightful shot of a serene landscape. Please visit his blog for more lovely photos.


Thursday, 23 September 2021

SWAN RIVER DAISIES

Brachyscome iberidifolia (Swan River Daisy) is a delightful, easy to grow small shrub 15cm to 45cm and is native to Western and central Australia. Masses of purple, blue or white flowers from Spring to Autumn. Ideal for mass planting along borders, rockeries, as ground cover, in tubs or hanging baskets.

Brachyscome is a genus of around 70 species of mostly annual and perennial herbs and a few subshrubs in the daisy family Asteraceae. 65 of these are endemic to Australia, the remainder being found in New Zealand and New Guinea. They have typical "daisy" flower heads with showy ray florets in shades of white, pink, mauve, violet or blue, surrounding a usually narrow group of yellow disk florets.

The leaves are often dissected to varying degrees but may be linear or spathulate. In growth habit they vary between plants with a rosette of basal leaves and more-or-less leafless flower scape, and those with mostly cauline leaves and often prostrate stems. 

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Sunday, 19 September 2021

SUNDAY BEST #240 - CONVERSATION 2

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Last week, Emille from the USA had an interesting entry, with some nice photos. This one took my fancy. Visit her blog for more photos.


Sunday, 12 September 2021

SUNDAY BEST #239 - CONVERSATION

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Last Sunday, An Bui in Vietnam, shared with us a beautiful photo, which I liked very much. Please visit his blog for more wonderful photos!


Thursday, 9 September 2021

SPRING FLOWERS

Our winter has been fairly mild this year and Spring has come quickly. Pansies and "Princess" Lavender growing in a herbaceous border in the garden. Spring has definitely sprung!

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Sunday, 5 September 2021

SUNDAY BEST #238 - FATHER'S DAY

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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL!

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Last week, Kwarkito from France posted a lovely photo, which I liked very much. Please visit his blog for more interesting images.


Thursday, 2 September 2021

FREESIAS

We have a flower garden in our backyard and it is a pleasure to see the arrival and departure of the seasons, each bringing with it a bounty of floral gifts. It's always a pleasure to cut some flowers from one's garden and bring them into the house. Freesias are particularly rewarding as they need little care, bloom profusely and many varieties are scented beautifully. Many of the new large-flowered cultivars come in some astounding shades.

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Sunday, 29 August 2021

SUNDAY BEST #237 - PERTH WINTER

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Last week, Lydia in Sydney posted some photos of the lockdown in her city and they were full of sadness, but also of a little hope. As we all struggle to come to terms with the effects of COVID, it is important to stay connected and give each other strength and courage to go on till we beat this pandemic!


Thursday, 26 August 2021

WATTLE

The genus Acacia belongs to the family Mimosaceae. There are some 1350 species of Acacia found throughout the world and close to 1000 of these are to be found in Australia. Commonly known as Wattle, Acacia is the largest genus of vascular plants in Australia. Different varieties will flower at different times, but usually we see them flowering in wintertime. 

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Sunday, 22 August 2021

SUNDAY BEST #236 - CRASH

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Last week, Taken for Granted in the USA was my favourite. Please check out his site for more photos.


Sunday, 15 August 2021

SUNDAY BEST #235 - SYDNEY

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Thursday, 12 August 2021

FUMITORY

Fumaria officinalis, the common fumitory, drug fumitory or earth smoke, is a herbaceous annual flowering plant in the poppy family Papaveraceae. It is the most common species of the genus Fumaria in Western and Central Europe. In Australia, it is a common introduced weed. Its medical use is controversial and excessive intake has toxic effects.

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Sunday, 8 August 2021

SUNDAY BEST #234 - ENTER SPRING, LEFT

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Wattles blooming in Melbourne. The first sign of Spring arriving.


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Sunday, 1 August 2021

SUNDAY BEST #233 - B&W

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Last week I liked all of your photos very much, but I lingered more on Betty's beautiful and serene New Zealand beach, which I reproduce below. For more of her work, please visit her page.


Thursday, 29 July 2021

STRIPED CAMELLIA

Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the tea family Theaceae. They are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. There are 100–250 described species, with some controversy over the exact number.

The genus was named by Linnaeus after the Jesuit botanist Georg Joseph Kamel, who worked in the Philippines, though he never described a camellia. Of economic importance in the Indian subcontinent and Asia, leaves of C. sinensis are processed to create the popular beverage, tea.

The ornamental Camellia japonica, Camellia oleifera and Camellia sasanqua and their hybrids are represented in cultivation by a large number of cultivars. Striped camellias, or striped flowers for that matter, were once considered quite regal and a much sought after commodity. Today, they seem to be the least favourite camellia cultivar, accounting for only 7.5% of camellias encountered in Australia.

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Sunday, 25 July 2021

SUNDAY BEST #232 - SUNBURST

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Last week, Lydia in Sydney uploaded some photos of life in Lockdown. Wander over to her blog to see more!



Sunday, 18 July 2021

SUNDAY BEST #231 - KEYS

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Last week, Wordless in USA shared some July 4 photos, the one below being my favourite. Please visit her blog for more great shots!


Sunday, 11 July 2021

SUNDAY BEST #230 - PATH

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Last week, Wordless in USA posted some nice photos of a Famers' Market she visited. The pic below was the one I liked most! Visit her blog for more!



Thursday, 8 July 2021

FELICIA

Felicia amelloides, the blue marguerite or blue daisy, is a species of flowering plant of the family Asteraceae, native to South Africa. F. amelloides is synonymous with, and formerly known as, F. aethiopica, Aster amelloides, Aster capensis, and Aster coelestis.

F. amelloides is an evergreen shrublet usually 30–60 cm tall by 50 cm wide, but sometimes up to 1 m tall, with densely branched and frequently dark red stems, and rough, hairy, ovate green leaves. Striking blue composite flowers with prominent yellow centres, about 30 mm in diameter, and borne on naked stalks up to 180 mm long.

This species is much cultivated, and in the temperate world is usually grown as a half-hardy annual in pots, window-boxes, hanging baskets, and other summer bedding schemes for parks and gardens. Drought- and wind-resistant, it requires a sheltered aspect in full sun, and does not tolerate frost.

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Sunday, 4 July 2021

SUNDAY BEST #229 - LACEWORK

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Victorian cast iron lacework adorning the porch of an old house.


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Last week, Taken for Granted in USA highlighted some beautiful photos he'd taken during a lunar eclipse. Check out his site for details.


Thursday, 1 July 2021

PRICKLY WATTLE

Acacia paradoxa is a plant in the family Fabaceae. Its common names include kangaroo acacia, kangaroo thorn, prickly wattle, hedge wattle and paradox acacia.

The large shrub or tree up to 2 to 4 metres tall and has a similar width, it has ribbed branchlets that are often arched downward. It is dense with foliage; the leaves are actually enlarged petioles known as phyllodes. They are crinkly and the new ones are covered in hairs. The erect phyllodes are asymmetric and have a lanceolate shape and are around 30 millimetres in length and 7 mm wide. The bush is also full of long spines.

It usually flowers between August and November producing an axillary flower-spike with small, bright yellow spherical flower heads and the fruits are brown pods 4 to 7 centimetres long. The hard black seeds within have an oblong shape and are about 6 mm in length and half as wide. The spiny stipules that grow at the base of the phyllodes deter livestock from feeding on or too close to the plant.

This year, this wattle has bloomed early, as have a lot of other flowers. We have had a warmer June than usual with much rain.

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Sunday, 27 June 2021

SUNDAY BEST #228 - OLD LOVERS

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An archaeological dig in central Athens, Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence started somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC.

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Last week, Betty in New Zealand posted some beautiful B&W photos, the one below being my favourite. Please visit her blog for more great shots!


Sunday, 20 June 2021

SUNDAY BEST #227 - ROCKS

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These are some trompe l'oeil rocks that I have painted on canvas using the acrylic pouring technique, with subsequent overpainting. You can see more of my art on Instagram: @jammysevenk.
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Last week, Betty in New Zealand posted some great photos of a park/garden she visited. Look at her blog for more wonderful photos.


Sunday, 13 June 2021

SUNDAY BEST #226 - WINTERGREEN

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Last week, Taken For Granted shared a photo of an iconic American invention, the ice cream sundae served at an ice cream parlour. Please visit his blog for more interesting and beautiful shots!