Sunday, November 12, 2006

Flannel flowers


Posted by Picasa OK, so this weekend is all about flowers. But how can I ignore spring when it blossoms right in my face with such splendor? This Sunday I'm taking you out of town for a breathtaking walk along the coast. These are called flannel flowers. They are native to the east coast of Australia and their name comes from the soft cottonny feel the petals have to the touch. I dedicate these flowers to my mum, who enjoyed them so much when she came here to visit. More about flannel flowers here. Enjoy!
Photo: Munmorah State Recreation Reserve, 1.5 hours north of Sydney.
Oui c'est vrai, ce week-end je plonge dans les fleurs. Mais c'est difficile d'ignorer le printemps quand il vous fleurit au nez avec autant de splendeur ! Ce dimanche, on sort de la ville et je vous emmène marcher le long de la côte. Le nom commun de ces fleurs est "flannel flowers" parce que les pétales sont doux au toucher et duveteux comme de la flannelle. C'est une espèce endémique de la côte est de l'Australie. Je dédie ces fleurs spécialement à ma maman qui les a tellement aimées quand elle venue nous rendre visite. Bon dimanche ! En savoir plus sur cette espèce...

9 comments:

Carlos said...

I didn't know about flannel flowers. These ones look great, specially on the place you captured them by the sea.

Kate said...

It looks like a heavenly place to walk.

Annie said...

I've never seen flannel flowers before but now, thanks to you, I have. They are lovely. Happy Spring!

Olivier said...

merci de nous faire profiter de ton printemps. belles fleurs.


thanks for making us benefit from your spring. beautiful flowers.

Irredento Urbanita said...

You are so natural dear nathalie, those white flowers are really pretty. Thanx for those beautiful photos, and I also enjoyed the post of the day before.

alice said...

Quelle côte splendide, je viendrais bien marcher avec toi sur ces sentiers...Quant à ces fleurs de flanelle, elles me font un peu penser à des edelweiss, le côté duveteux sans doute.

Reflex said...

Quel beau tapis fleuri :D

John - Melbourne said...

Excellent soft natural colours of Australian Flora, well done again Nathalie.. superb!

Kala said...

white or purple, the colors are just as nice and what a view overlooking the ocean! I'm jealous!