Across the road from the school-house I grew up in was a little church and community hall. Between these two buildings grew a huge old Grevillea bush much like this. Just one of the 360 varieties of this species.
What intrigued me most with these flowers were the seed pods. Since at this stage of my life my parents weren’t allowing me to get my ears pierced, I’d hook these seeds around my ears as a poor substitute. Hey, I was only five or six!