Walking my path

 — My daily walk —

I’m lucky to have the beach
at the end of my path.

But —

There’s beauty, too —

— along the way.

Note:
I have identified the flowers to the best of my ability (hover your cursor over the photographs to see their captions). For more about the slender honey murtle and the black tea-tree bush (also called a moonah tree), see here, and here.

Summer winds

— In bloom on the dune —

Coast daisy-bushes are flowering now,
but they’re hard to capture in this summer’s wild winds.

Olearia axillaris (coastal daisy bush)
Olearia axillaris (coastal daisy bush)

Easier in a vase, though.

Another stroll through the scrub

— Summer in the scrub (1) —

This time of year seems mute: colourless.
Even the flowers on the grasstree spikes die off.

But look a little closer:

 

 

Note:
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.

Summer in my neighbourhood

It was a windy, dry December.
January’s been hot and windy, too.
The flowers are early …

… but as beautiful as ever.


Note:
The tree in the picture at the top and the orange flowers in the picture at the bottom are, I think, Corymbia ficifolia, or the red-flowering gum — not native to my area or even my state, but a West Australian native originally. I think that the pink flowers in the middle picture, which are currently in blossom on some very young, newly planted trees in my local park, are a variety of the same species, but I’m not sure. Can anyone help?

Christmas gratitude and celebrations

Merry Christmas to my readers!

My family (mother, father, sister) are home this Christmas.

There’s no better present.

Although …

A pot of tea’s always good, too. 🙂

Note:
I am a fan of the blog Tea & Cookies. After a long absence from the blogosphere, Tara has returned. Reading her post ‘Grateful’ over and over will be another way that I’ll be celebrating Christmas this year.