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FOTD #1: A Month of Australian Flowers

This month, since #TreeSquares is over I decided to post to Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD).  Like Becky B, Cee offers us the freedom to post every day or when we feel like it.  I made the mistake of classifying my trees as flowers for about half the month last month. So this month – no trees. (maybe) Cee’s FOTD challenge accepts gardens, leaves and berries as well as flowers.

As I swirled through my forested universe last month I came in touch again with my Australian trip. This month I’ll revisit only the flowers I photographed in Ballarat, Melbourne, Healesville Sanctuary and Queensland. Sometimes I might combine my post with another challenge I am doing, but I may just post one photo a day. I’ve never done that, so I’ll see how it goes.

August 1 Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Crassulaceae Echeveria imbricata from Mexico.

Fun to see these Mexican beauties in Australia.

Spiders and Bugs for Sunday Stills

To keep this all Australia I have to dive deep into my Australian archives, and bugs were not my top priority. At one point, they had a bit of a match-up, so I became a spectator.

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Coming Up

  • Thank you so much to Cathy Cade who is hosting Story Chat during August and September. Look for the link of August 3rd.
  • #PPAC 7 continues until Friday. Link your post about public art to Cee’s or my post each week. This is my week.
  • #WQWWC The only requirement is a post with your quote(s) about the topic each week and your comment, picture, or story about it.
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Have a great week.

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  1. I’ve never been a fan of spiders…in their own space, fine, their webs are stunning. In my space….no way Jose…lol. I once threw my back out for a week trying to avoid a spider I thought was attached to my foot…true story. Lol.

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    • Oh no! I’m not a super fan. As long as they stay in their house and eat insects. I’m fine. When their house starts to overrun mine, they lose. πŸ™‚ I’ve never been attacked by one, but some stings can be fatal. I always fear a brown recluse and I’m right on eliminating a black widow. Sorry insect lovers.

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    • I forgot they were called that. I have a great shot of hens and chicks from Hawaii, but they are animals. I had to go back and look at what I posted. πŸ™‚

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    • We had a lot of them in CA. One of my friends grew the most amazing succulents on her back porch. She was always giving me baby plants in cute pots. I left them behind for the new owners, though. You should see the one I have now – it’s plastic and still has it’s price tag on it. πŸ™‚

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