For the duration of this notice, unless otherwise stated, all images have been trawled from my photographic archives... pandemic times have curtailed camera times!!!

27 April 2021


Welcome to "W" of the alphabetised month!  If you have not seen or heard of the AtoZ challenge, click the logo on the sidebar to find out more! This blog is not about words, but about pictures telling the story. That said, for this month, there will be a few more than usual typed items and occasionally more than the usual one image per post. 

The Waratah is the state flower of NSW - which I proudly call my home state. These are readily available as hybrids for gardens now - but to find one in the Wild is extra special. This one was deep in the Belanglo State Forest, just south of Sydney. 


  1. I live and learn. I didn't know that NSW had a state flower.

    1. Hari Om
      Oh yes, each state as per the following...

      Australia. Golden Wattle. Acacia pycnantha.
      Australian Capital Territory. Royal Bluebell. Wahlenbergia gloriosa.
      New South Wales. Waratah. Telopea speciosissima.
      Northern Territory. Sturt's Desert Rose. ...
      Queensland. Cooktown Orchid. ...
      South Australia. Sturt's Desert Pea. ...
      Tasmania. Tasmanian Blue Gum. ...
      Victoria. Common Heath.
      YAM xx

  2. Hello,
    It is a gorgeous bloom, lovely photo! Have a happy day!

  3. And a beauty it is too. What vibrant shade of dusty rose
    Hugs Cecilia

  4. Ih, my...that is beautiful!

  5. this one is all new to me, it is stunning and Wow on the W flower.

  6. How beautiful!!! And the color is amazing.


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