— Summer in the scrub (1) —
This time of year seems mute: colourless.
Even the flowers on the grasstree spikes die off.
Xanthorrhoea semiplana (with dead flowers on spike)
But look a little closer:
Sea box (in fruit)
Unkown bush with tiny white flowers
I should have pointed this out before, but if you hover your cursor over the photos above (and over the photos in many of my posts), you’ll see their captions.
One of my favourite plants
Xanthorrhoea: such strange, beautiful plants. Their flowers grow on spikes two metres long, and their trunks take twenty years to form.
Sweet appleberry twining around a young grasstree
The beauty in the Australian bush lies in shadow and shade, lines and texture: the sum of all these things.