Wild Weekly Photo Challenge : Flowers

This is a theme that I love. Flowers are the most beautiful forms of nature and just ask to be admired, loved and photographed.

Western Australia in the springtime is a mecca for flower lovers. We spent August to October in 2010 slowly travelling along the west coast immersed in the most incredible display of flowers you could imagine. This area has the most diverse collection of wild flowers in the world. The shape, texture, form and colours are a visual feast. From huge swathes of one variety spreading to the horizon to the tiny orchids and small, petite flowers that hide shyly under other foliage and have to be searched for. Stop at the side of the road, wander in every direction and every step you take opens your eyes to more flowers.

These are photos of just a small sample of the many varieties we saw, I do not know all the names, so I hope you will enjoy the colours, textures and amazing forms of these Western Australia wild flowers.

Browse through the “Let’s be wild” site, if you enjoy these photos make a comment on the “lets be wild ” site and I maybe chosen as having the most enjoyed photos by viewers. You will also find some excellent posts on this subject. Maybe you have some flower photos you would like to share with us…

Prickly bitterpea

Calytrix brevifoliaEremaea




Princess gum

Princess gum bud

Kangaroo paw

Jug orchid?

Stylidium, cow kicks

cone flower?

Fairy orchid?

Feather flower

Feather flower

donkey orchid



Common lambpoison?

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33 thoughts on “Wild Weekly Photo Challenge : Flowers

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  2. Beautiful! Reminds of us the trip we took to Australia to visit family in December 2011. I was amazed by the flowers. I was also amazed by how few of them were scented.


    • I think they attract the insects, bees and other pollinators with their bright colours so don’t need to be scented as well. What part of Australia do your family live? Once you have seen the beautiful flowers of WA you will never forget them


  3. what a gorgeous gallery of WA flowers Pauline … I would love to see them in person one day 🙂


  4. We enjoyed those flowers, thanks for the memory.
    As for memory I must remember to log you out, on this PC, before I put a like.
    Though it was a nice surprise when your face popped up instead of mine.


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  6. Eleenie

    There are some weird and wonderful ones there! Fab colours.


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  8. So gorgeous, Pauline. I love your flower pictures! 🙂


  9. These are brilliant photos – well done to get the one of the ladybird.


  10. Great gallery!


  11. Absolutely beautiful!!!


  12. Beautiful! Lovely color and composition.


  13. Gorgeous!


  14. Joan and Terry Watson

    What wonderful photos you take, we have grevillias that I planted at the back of the fence, the birds just love them.


  15. Sandra

    Absolutely Beautiful! The wild flowers are all coming out here in Spain at the moment, they look so pretty,blue irises, lavender, orchids and a mass of almond blossom everywhere..


  16. What a beautiful parade of flowers. Lovely shots!


  17. My Dad’s going to be dead envious again, we struggle getting bougainvillaea to bloom


    • Your Dad would think he had died and gone to heaven if he came over here to see the flowers in Western Australia. I would go back every year if only they where closer…


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