Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday! This week we have another guest post ready for you! This week our guest poster is Stella Lee of Purfylle. I can’t remember exactly how I stumbled across Stella’s site – I want to say it was on Twitter where she shared a blogging tips post that I fell in love with. Since then, Stella has been a great supporter of the Photo Friday link-up, as well as offering great tips on photography and blogging. There are all sorts of fantastic things at Purfylle – including the costuming posts, crocheting posts, and the collection posts. I can get lost in her site!
I’ve only just recently realized that Stella was located in Australia. I should have known that – her twitter profile clearly states “Perth” but I seem to have forgotten about that. I also seem to have a thing for Australian bloggers 😉 The About Page at Purfylle talks about the origin of “purfylle” and what it means (to embellish). While it might seem like Stella has diverse interests, the truth is that all of them are connected by the idea of embellishment – through crafting (crocheting, sewing), costuming (including a large collection of costume jewelry), photography, and sharing blogging tips. You’ll find lots of interest and when wandering through Stella’s blog.
I hope you enjoy a glimpse of Western Australia wild flowers!
Western Australian Wildflowers are incredible to behold. They are everywhere in spring. This is a rather modest selection of some of the outrageous shapes our local wildflowers have to offer. These are the ones I was able to capture on camera this spring; it’s such a short season and we were so busy chasing ducklings we nearly forgot about the wildflowers.
Although these delicate creations are prolific they are hard to spot even when you are looking for them. They blend into their surroundings extremely well, and you could walk past a hundred varieties in ten steps and not even know it, although you were looking right at them.
We took the dogs for a walk along one of our local walking trails, and I snapped these shots along the way whilst hubby patiently waited for me every few paces, pointing out more that he had spotted. Western Australia is his home, and so he has shown me how to find all the beauty in what looks like otherwise innocuous boring scrub-land.
I wanted to share with you the scale of these tiny blooms but it would have meant having to leave out one or two of these beauties, so over on the blog today I have shared corresponding photos of each of these flowers showing them
in their surroundings.
I have done my best to name each flower correctly; just hope I’ve got them right.
Thysanotus multiflorus a.k.a. Many-flowered Fringe Lily
(Not to be confused with the Thysanotus dichotomus a.k.a.
Branching Fringe Lily )
Thelymitra crinita a.k.a Blue Lady Orchid
Verticordia monadelpha var callitricha a.k.a Woolly
Agrostocrinum scabrum a.k.a Blue Grass Lily
Drosera barbigera planchon a.k.a. Sundew
I think this one is a Daviesia triflora or possibly Daviesia
hakeoides subsp. subnuda a.k.a. Bitter Pea
Isotoma hypocrateriformis aka: Woodbridge Poison
I hope you all enjoyed this little trip through our local wildflowers.
Thank you Jen for this wonderful opportunity to open Photo Friday!
These flowers are exquisite! As each one came up, I kept thinking – oh! This one is my favorite! And then the next one would appear. I particularly love the detail of the Blue Grass Lily – do you see the tightly furled buds? Absolutely beautiful! And the last one? Gorgeous! I particularly appreciate these blooms as we are heading into the “grey season” – when the sky is often steely and the flowers have all disappeared – because they remind me that this time won’t last forever.
Photo Friday Link-Up
Welcome to another edition of the Photo Friday link-up! Y’all are just amazing – so many great posts to get through each week! Last week, our most viewed link came from Denyse Whelan, who took us to Australia’s Blue Mountains, and who dedicated the post to me – so very sweet!
Our last added link came from Claudia at Images by CW – sharing a beautiful fall leaf. By the way…if you’re looking for a Wordless Wednesday link – Claudia hosts one! Stop by and share with her on Wednesdays!
One of the great things about this particular link-up is the way that y’all support each other – commenting on each other’s posts, sharing those posts, encouraging each other. The amount of support that you provide for each other is part of what makes this – in my not-so-humble opinion – one of the best link-ups on the web. I ask that you comment on at least two other blogs in the link-up and I love that most of you go above and beyond with that.
So…without further ado – this week’s link-up!