Reader Keira McKenzie from Oz continues her series of gorgeous flower photographs, with lagniappe: a photo of Plushie, her beloved black cat. Keira’s captions are indented.
These images are the various presentations of what are known as Granny Bonnets (Isotropis cunifolia, not to be confused with columbines). The backs of this tiny flower are more spectacular than their sweet little faces.
Fringe Lily (Thysanotus multiflorus; they have edible and apparently yummy roots). A startling pink, I have seen photos of white ones.
This one is especially for you, Jerry. Commonly known as a cats paw (Anigozanthos humilis), it is, quite obviously part of the kangaroo paw family, but it’s low growing and its colour is just gorgeous.
The common name for these are ‘pixie mops‘ (Petrophile linearis). the mages should be looked at in order. First, the cone, all fluffed up and getting ready to open,
Completely open with the tiny coloured flowers at the ends. Such an astonishing flower. Apparently some people call them ‘spider plants’ because of their appearance when they first open, and yes, it does look like one of those huge furry spiders with the big furry feet!
Blue devils (Eryngium pinnatifidum). The bud:
Open. The last image makes sense of the common name: ‘blue devils’. Such an astonishing flower.
The miffed madam pictured is miffed because, having successfully lost her collar, i.d. tag and bell, and running nude for a night, I surprised her with new collar, bell and i.d. this afternoon.