Thursday, June 19, 2008

Forgotten Flora

A little while ago a friend from overseas asked me if I’d take photos of some native Australian flora & post them on my blog. That ‘little while ago’ request was actually made back in February. Oooops. Finally took some pics this week. There’s over 20,000 different types of native plants in Australia & the following three are very common around my area.


Golden Wattle (Floral Emblem of Australia)


Crimson Bottle Brush


Banksia (with partly visible ladybug)

This was to be my tag post. But I chickened out. As is usual with me & tags. I’m really not very good at them. I would like to at least follow through on part of the tag, and that being to link back to my tagger, Sandra of Bubble Babble. Sandra’s blog is one that I regularly visit because I always enjoy her well written, poignant and often thought provoking posts. Thanks Sandra! I did go so far as answering all of the tag questions, so Sandra if you are interested in reading them I’d be happy to send them your way. Seeing as you tagged me. And seeing as I’ve written them. And saved them. Just in case. So let me know. They’ll make great bed-time reading if you’re the type to have difficulty getting to sleep. They’ll work a treat!

I wanted to share this photo I found on Flickr recently because it blew me away when I saw it.


Casablanca © Marco Pece

Marco creates magical lego compositions, quite often of movie scenes & famous artworks and then artfully photographs them. If you’ve seen the film Casablanca you will no doubt recognise this scene. If you’ve not seen Casablanca, then may you enjoy this photo simply for the masterpiece it is. Thanks to Marco for granting me permission to post this photo on my blog. I’ve seen quite a lot of clever & amusing lego art photos in cyberland but Marco takes it to another level entirely. To view more from the amazing Marco visit his Flickr photostream, udronotto. Also, if you’ve not seen the film Casablanca you really really should.

Rick - And remember, this gun is pointed right at your heart.
Captain Renault - That is my least vulnerable spot.

25 comments:

Sandra Ree said...

Know what's nice about you? Everything! Thank you for your kind words and only if you feel comfortable sending the tag answers my way...seeing that you took the time and trouble to answer them, which says a lot. :)

You've got some beautiful native plants in Australia! Those pictures are gorgeous.

And that lego composition blows me away also! I remember when we had boxes and boxes of legos here for the boys and they didn't create anything that looked like that, what talent! Another wonderful post!

picciolo said...

what gorgeous flower images, and I love the ladybird!
: )

Sarah McBride said...

the pictures look great!

Love casablanca too...

Rosebud Collection said...

What beautiful flowers..I like that bottle brush..I think flowers are so happy..

M.Kate said...

Hey Harriet, lovely flowers..havent seen any of them here. Like the last photo, looks different and funny too.

The lego theme is quite cool.

bye :)

Lisa B. said...

I love the Banksia! Your pictures are great! I can't even tell those are legos in the picture...I thought it was out of clay.

Victoria said...

The flower pictures are amazing! I have never sen these types of flowers before, and i sometimes forget how much diversity there exists in the world. Lovely reminder!

Great Casablanca picture!
I think Lego's are one of the best inventions of all times!

Marie Louise said...

I do love Casablanca and your pics of native plants. You're obviously not in Kansas! We have nothing like that in Connecticut (east coast of the U.S.) either!

High Desert Diva said...

I like the wattle plant. What a great name.

The legos look like clay to me, too.

AprilDawn said...

Beautiful!

Fog and Thistle said...

That bottlebrush plant is pretty spectacular as is the casablanca photo!

Ali said...

I love your wattle photo - it took me back to my childhood! We had so many wattle trees on our land... don't see so many here in Bris though. Thanks for sharing those lovely flowers.

woolies said...

Love the lego scene!!
and your pics are great, especially the secretive ladybug.
:0)

XUE said...

love the floral pics. I'm fascinated too by all these miniatures deplictions & then I think of all the hours gone into the planning & the making & how much fun!

Sarah Niemela said...

Wow! Those plants are absolutely gorgeous!

Christie said...

Those plants are gorgeous!

AlasMyDear said...

ooh! lovely vibrant flowers! ozzieland sure has some happy plants :) love the half-hidden ladybug too.

and that lego-scape is pretty awesome...i love how it's B&W and how the rain-clothes aren't perfectly shaped.

thetinylittlegirl said...

ahh when we were younger i used to chase my brother around the yard with wattle flowers, he thought he was allergic. he wasn't!

Karen from A`Musements said...

What beautiful flowers you have there, Ms. Aussie! How fabulous! What breathtaking colors, too... Lucky to have all that jazzy flora to look at. The Lego creation looks almost like it could be Will Vinton Claymation... fun to see.
Hope you and Miss Sophie are having some dry, warm time in your Australian winter days.... see? I spelled it right....AGAIN! A record, me thinks!
xoxo
Karen and Miss Bird-a-roo

Nay'Chelle said...

Gorgeous flower images! I love the clay Casablanca.

Tizzalicious said...

That legos picture is fantastic!

udronotto said...

Thanks very much for this post.

Stacey said...

I love Australian plants. We have the bottlebrush and banksia in our backyard and I think you've inspired me to add wattle. I love the smell of wattle. It always reminds me of walking home from school on cold wet Melbourne winter days.

littlebird said...

thanks for sharing the lego art link it looks wonderful, am off to check it out! oh and casablanca rocks : )

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