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!
iPhriday is where you have the opportunity to share photos from your smart phone, hosted by Lisa at Gray Days and Coffee . Just another reason to love Friday’s!
This is another of those plants that I grew up with in Australia which were seemingly everywhere. Until they produce these beautiful little flowers they can go unnoticed.
If you’re not already familiar with Lisa’s iPhriday over at Gray Days and Coffee, this is where each Friday we have the opportunity to share shots from our smartphones!
Oddly there aren’t many, actually there aren’t any, black flowers in my archives to use for today being Black Friday. Instead I’ve decided to use one of my recent captures of some Canna Lilies with a wonderful dark background. Hey, I tried, okay?!
These plants were never a favourite of mine growing up. They just seemed to be everywhere, in the garden of every house and every public park. Now however, as I see them growing in mass various botanical gardens I’m finding them very appealing!