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Friday, 6 November 2015

Western Australia Wildflowers - Hidden Beauty

This path is teaming with wild flowers if you look hard enough
This path is teaming with wild flowers if you look hard enough

Today I am thrilled to be opening this weeks Photo Friday as Jen's guest over at Pierced Wonderings.





Jen is a teacher, writer, and photographer capturing the magical moments of life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 

Photo Friday is a weekly photo link-up where photographers from all over the globe share their work and support each other. You don't need to be a professional photographer to join in, so head on over and take a look.

Today I am showcasing some of the natural beauty of Western Australian Wildflowers, head over to Photo Friday to see these wildflowers up close and personal.

What you could not see in the shots I shared with Photo Friday goers is the incredible scale of the flowers. 

Hidden in plain sight, they are teeny tiny little things, easily missed unless you know to look for them.

Thysanotus multiflorus a.k.a. Many-flowered Fringe Lily

Thysanotus multiflorus a.k.a. Many-flowered Fringe Lily

Thelymitra crinita a.k.a. Blue Lady Orchid

Thelymitra crinita a.k.a. Blue Lady Orchid

Verticordia monadelpha var callitricha a.k.a.Woolly Featherflower

Verticordia monadelpha var callitricha a.k.a.Woolly Featherflower

Agrostocrinum scabrum a.k.a. Blue Grass Lily

Agrostocrinum scabrum a.k.a. Blue Grass Lily


Drosera barbigera planchon a.k.a. Sundew

Drosera barbigera planchon a.k.a. Sundew


You just about need a microscope for this one!

I think it's a Daviesia triflora or possibly Daviesia hakeoides subsp. subnuda  a.k.a. Bitter Pea

Daviesia triflora or possibly Daviesia hakeoides subsp. subnuda  a.k.a. Bitter Pea

Isotoma hypocrateriformis aka:  Woodbridge Poison

Isotoma hypocrateriformis aka:  Woodbridge Poison

See the close up's for these flowers over at Photo Friday and visit all the other wonderful photographers too.

Loads of wildflowers! You just have to look closely.
Can you see all the wildflowers in the foreground?

Bottom left of shot -  Dampiera probably Dampiera linearis aka: common dampieraTop right of shot - Lechenaultia biloba aka: blue lechenaultia
Bottom left of shot -  Dampiera probably Dampiera linearis aka: common dampieraTop right of shot - Lechenaultia biloba aka: blue lechenaultia
Look! Wildflowers!



24 comments:

  1. Such lovely photos. I am visiting from Photo Friday. What a fun, interesting blog you have! I love the blog name too!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Pam. I'm glad you enjoyed the flowers =)

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  2. Oh wow! I would have never guess that they were that tiny! I know that if I were out on that walk, I would have totally and completely missed the beauty. So lovely! Thank you for guest posting and thank you for sharing such amazing wonder with us at Photo Friday!

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    1. Yes, our spring wildflowers remind me every year just how much I'll miss if I don't stop and take a closer look. Thank you so much for the opportunity to share my photos with your readers!

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  3. Wonderful an great shots.
    Please be a part of my challenge Natur-Donnerstag
    opent until Friday
    Greetings from Germany

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    1. Thank you Jutta. I'm not sure I understand how the challenge works but I'll be sure to take another look.

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  4. Wow Stella Lee...they really are tiny! You got some beautiful shots!

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    1. Aren't they just? When I first came and I heard everyone raving about the amazing flowers I expected to see fields of bright flowers, but it's not the case at all.

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  5. I was blown away by the gorgeous wild flowers....I live in Australia and never been to see them....a must for my bucket list!
    Cath from http://cathathome.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/fun-friday-favourites-3.html

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    1. If you ever have an opportunity to wander the old bridal trails in Perth you won't be disappointed.

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  6. Thanks, Stella for opening my eyes to all the beauty that I would have just stepped right over! or on!
    Gorgeous! God's creation is marvelous.

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    1. It's easy to miss those tiny beauties, I'm sure I've stepped on a few myself.

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  7. I always love looking at your photographs on Fridays. You have such an artistic eye :)

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    1. Hahaha, at least someone thinks so! Thank you =)

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  8. Beautiful collection of flowers

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Thanks for hosting such great linky.

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  9. wonderful photos. i love the secrecy of australian wildflowers. they hide away and you have to look hard at times but it is really worth the effort.

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    1. It truly is worth hunting them down. It's like discovering another world.

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  10. Beautiful photos looks like a lovely place, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

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  11. Wow they are so tiny but beautiful & delicate. It looks like a lovely place to visit xx

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    1. And there are hundreds of varieties.

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  12. Great shots! The fringe lily is stunning.

    I found it super-extra-interesting to look at these. I live in central Florida, where many Australian plants have been introduced (and some have become invasive). Although they're different species, there are many wildflowers around the area that resemble a few of these. My favorite was the Sundew, because there's one in my yard that looks exactly like it - but it grows to four feet tall!

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    1. I want to see your giant four foot flower!

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