Monday, 3 November 2008

Spring at the Snail Shell

For the past few weeks, I've been stuck at home, at work or in the car going between home and work. I know what season it is because the Spring Racing Carnival is on at Flemington (a long stroll or short drive along Ballarat Road from my house). There are also some seasonal clues in the garden. Here's what's blooming at the Snail Shell this week. (Not including the weeds.) This is what's keeping me sane …

Mint bush (Prostanthera)

Closer …

Pollinator's view

Fan flower (Scaevola aemula)

And again

Mt Blackwood 'holly' (Graptophyllum ilicifolium) about to flower

Close up

Yes, it really is that colour. Stunning, ain't it?


Mosura said...

Great close ups!

Don't try too hard to keep your sanity. Life can be fun without it.

mick said...

Forget the weeds if you've got flowers like that to look at. The close-ups are stunning!

Snail said...

Only barely sane, I should add.

That Mt Blackwood holly is such a beauty. It's from near Mackay. It grows pretty slowly down here but is tough as old boots. If I do manage to relocate to NQ, I'm going to try it as a hedge or avenue planting. The flowers don't last long but they are almost luminous.