New Farm Park, Brisbane

Friday, September 8, 2017

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

We officially started Spring on September 1, but we had the warmest winter on record with a mean temperature of 26°C. The plants and animals have been confused thinking winter was spring so we have had lots of flowers blooming for weeks and the birds have been building nests and and raising chicks earlier than usual. 

I went for a walk around our village one afternoon and saw many beautiful flowers both native and exotic. We also have some Plovers ferociously guarding their nest and chicks.

There are a variety of Grevillea, some are below. I don't know all their different names.




The bottle brush (Callistemon) trees are starting to bloom.
 

This is not rain on the Hibiscus because we haven't had rain for weeks. The garden had just been watered.




The Spur-Winged Plover or Lapwing. See the little yellow spur on its wing.

17 comments:

  1. What a floral extravaganza! I love the close up of the pink Grevillea, it's almost alien looking.

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  2. Your photographic skills really come to fore with these photos. They are just luscious.

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  3. Did I hear you say you hadn't had rain for weeks - would you like some of ours??
    Beautiful flowers Diane - presented beautifully ~ Cathy

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  4. awesome shots and the last bird with the yellow bill and the yellow hibiscus with water drops are really special.

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  5. I don't know how you stand it. 26 degrees is a hot summer here! Love those grevillea, they're so intricate.

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  6. Found your blog via Terra. Love the flowers, but love the way you have photographed them more! Beautifu!

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  7. And 'all the leaves are brown and the sky is grey' here!!! Lovely photos, t'other Diane

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  8. Gorgeous images Diane, stunning tropical flowers and lovely varied colors. The Spur-winged Plover is a very interesting bird and the spur on his wing is fascinating. I also love the splash of yellow on its face. Enjoy your weekend :)

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  9. We still have some colorful blooms, Diane, as we get ready for the fall foliage displays here in New England. How fortunate for you to be able to walk around where you live to get these beautiful and very unique blooms. When I first saw the name of the flower, Grevillea, I thought it said Grenville...silly me!

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  10. I guess when you took the photo of the plover, he/she wasn't near their nest!
    They mean business with that spur if you get in the nest zone.
    Good photos of the flowers. Plenty of blooms out in my neck of the woods
    also.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  11. hello from cold adelaide. lol. lovely photographs and photography. i can report that spring has sprung here too. lots of blossoms on the trees and plants. new growth abounds.

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  12. wide choice of fantastic flowers

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  13. Hello, gorgeous collection of flowers. They are all beautiful. Love the lapwing too. Happy weekend!

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  14. What a wonderful display of colorful flowers!

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  15. We had a reasonably warm winter. Lots of rain this year. I love spring and the flowers you have there are real pieces of art. Love the top ones. Love the hibiscis, a tropical flower. We cam across it when we went to the Pacific Islands

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  16. I think I may have to move farther north because Taranaki isn't into spring yet and I'm so tired of rain! Lovely photos around your place. I love the flora in your lovely country.

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  17. They mean business with that spur if you get in the nest zone.


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