via Daily Prompt: Blossom
Hakea Obtusa, found just out of Ravensthorpe at Overshot Hill in early September some time back. I had stopped for a break on a five hour drive from Merredin to Esperance and saw this. The colour was so potent it was as if iridescent. It was a wow moment. A blossom I’d love to have in my garden too.
via Daily Prompt: Paragon
Virtue? Paragon of virtue? Perhaps someone, but not me. Mother Theresa, St. Francis, Gandhi, Anne Frank? Often we think in human terms in regard to paragon. But there are times I relate to nature, there are plenty of exemplars of life, goodness, beauty, nurture, in nature.
(Illyarrie) Erythrocorys (Erythro = red; korys = cap) begins as a red capped fruit, then shedding the cap to allow the yellow flower to burst forth. Erythrocorys is an Australian Eucalypt. (My photo)
This photo from Trevorsbirding.com
Now that’s an exemplar of natural perfection and beauty,