One never knows what one might find inside flowers! This is a humble nasturtium that self seeded and managed to climb almost two metres up a shrub. And very conveniently at the moment, I still can’t kneel down. EM-1with the 60mm Macro Crutch used as monopod! I watched as a bee had its tummy tickled while entering this humble nasturtium…
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It might be a couple of months away but this small understory tree is in full spring bloom. One of the problems in W.A. is that most people don’t realize and don’t understand the depth of biodiversity that grows here. Very few of our native plants and shrubs have been commercialized and often those that have been taken overseas or to the eastern states. This small easily managed Acacia species would make a lovely addition to any garden and members of the same family will grow almost anywhere.
Test Lumix f5.6 1/40s ISO320 LUMIX G VARIO PZ 14-42/f3.5-5.6
Orchids pop up anywhere and you never no where… In my bit of forest I have even marked where orchids have grown in previous years to see if there is any chance of a repeat flowering, it has never happened. Of all the orchids in the Darling ranges this yellow cowslip orchid is the most common. This one decided to grow next to a trigger plant I don’t think there is any symbiotic arrangement between the two in this case its just a very pleasant surprise a sort of native wild flower arrangement…
Olympus OMD f3.5 1/250s ISO200 Canon FD 50mm Macro
There are many insect repelling plants but I have no idea what this is it came from a Malaysian lady so I have to assume that it could be of South East Asian origin. I has a pungent fragrance maybe should that be odour and insects and caterpillars give it a wide birth it seems to be so effective that I am going to take many cuttings and plant them around the vegetable garden…
Leica M9 f8 1/180s ISO 200 Voigtlander 75mm f1.8
I like Dandelions from the first time I blew a dandelion clock to the sixties hit by the Rolling stones to my to grandmothers dandelion wine . I still have her recipes somewhere… I photographed these dandelions near Siena in Tuscany last year they quite the largest seed heads I have ever seen. I am uncertain if the huge size about 100mm is due to a varietal difference or the fact the rich volcanic soils cause incredible growth!
Dandelion and wild oats