September 25, 2012

Wild about wildflowers

My husband and I are now home from a holiday with our son, his wife and four children.  We spent a week with them in a lovely coastal area of northern New South Wales. It is always so lovely to catch up with family and we enjoyed many hours of just being together - playing board-games, fishing, shopping, eating and relaxing.  It was especially restful for me as I didn't have to do any cooking!J

Our cabin was on the edge of a conservation area which had lots of beautiful birds and a magnificent area of wildflowers. The colour scheme was gold, purple and white!

Some areas were just one great mass of colour:

 The flannel flowers with their velvety leaves were gorgeous:

No wonder purple is one of my favourite colours.  There are so many Australian wildflowers in shades of purple:


The boronia is always delightful:

Even a common pea flower was quite stunning:

We were delighted to see a couple of Eastern Spinebills with their long bills, perfect for obtaining nectar from the flowers.

Needless to say, there was no stitching done for the week, but there's plenty of inspiration for the future from our lovely walks in the bush. What a wonderful world we live in!

Till next time, happy stitching!



Anonymous said...

beautiful pics Val.xx

KaHolly said...

Your photos are just exquisite! Love that bird - a spinebill? Wouldn't he be a great addition to my life list? Glad you had a great vacation. Now it's back to the drawing board!!

Rian said...

what a beautiful pictures and flowers!

WoolenSails said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend a holiday and relax with family.


Allie said...

What beautiful pics, Val! So glad you had such a wonderful time!

Christine M said...

Lovely photos Val. Sounds like a lovely holiday.

Melody said...

Such beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

You live in an exceptionally gorgeous country, Val. You don't know how often I picture myself there, in the Blue Mountains, or along the south coast. Your pictures of flowers and birds are lovely. You KNOW you're blessed by those things, I am sure.

Ondrea said...

Your time away sounds blissful. I am sure you got heaps of inspiration having seen those beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.