"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home" (Twyla Tharp)

Flower Power ...




It's spring in Western Australia and the wildflowers are blooming!  I grew up on a farm in an area of  prolific wildflower diversity and I always try and head to the countryside to see this spectacle in situ. If I can't get away from work I head to Kings Park and Botanic Gardens in Perth.  We are so lucky to have this wide open space right  in the centre of our city to showcase our natural diversity and beautiful wildflowers which bring locals and tourists in their droves to view nature showing off.


When you visit the Botanic Gardens you don't have to go far to see a wide variety of species - September is the best month to visit during the Kings Park Festival when the wildflowers are at their best.  We enjoyed a beautiful blue sky day about 25 degrees, perfection.



I feel like something is missing if I don't see the wildflower display each year, nature is putting on a show and deserves to be noticed.



Western Australia is a huge state and you could drive for hours to see these wildflowers growing in their native habitat, thanks to Kings Park and Botanic Gardens for allowing locals and visitors alike to see so much variety in one place.






I took hundreds of photos as usual, so it's difficult to display only a few here - so I hope you will indulge my love of our local flora and enjoy the visual art show.




My husband is a great supporter of my botanical art and a lover of nature also - he also managed to take some beautiful pics for our archives.

















Paradise ...








I hope you enjoyed these images - I loved being out amongst our flora on a beautiful spring day.  So much food for thought and inspiration for upcoming art projects, very happy!  Every season brings a unique view on nature and its bounty.

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14 comments:

  1. You are lucky to be able to visit this beautiful garden. I am always interesting about your posts as it is well written and the pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you my lovely friend - you are most welcome and I hope one day to share it with you in person!

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  2. Vicki, what a gorgeous post! Glad to see you made it up there! I too grew up in a wildflower-prolific part of the wheat-belt!

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    1. Thank you Wendy - especially for your post reminding me I should hurry up and get there before they disappear. I wonder where you are from - I grew up in Buntine, near Dalwallinu - north east of Perth on a wheat and sheep farm.

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  3. So beautiful and inspiring, Vicki. I thoroughly enjoyed my "visit". :)

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    1. Thank you Cheryl, so nice to hear from you. Hope all is going well in your part of the world.

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  4. What a fascinating and beautiful array of exotic plants (exotic to me anyway)! You must fine them tremendously inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos Vicki.....how lucky are we to have such a magnificent bushland in the heart of our city. The orchids are now starting to flower in the bush near home...camera is working overtime. 🌸🌸

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    1. Thank you Tricia, I imagine they are beautiful down your way - hope to see more pics soon x

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  6. Vicki Lee, How lovely to see you are back blogging and some more of your gorgeous work. I can see how much inspiration you have found with the amazing flowers, so much to choose from. As we have just moved into Autumn I am loving the red berries and seed heads. Lots to see every where and on the sea shore. Millyx

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    1. Hi Milly it's so nice to hear from you. It's been a while and so much has happened - thankfully I am making time for things I love, we are spoilt for choice as it's spring now but really any season is beautiful, just happy to be here. Love reading your blog and going on your walks with you xx

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  7. Found you on Rita Vaselli's blog. In case you didn't understand Italian, her husband sadly passed away. Beautiful flowers.

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    1. Thank you Loredana - it is so very sad. Appreciate you contacting me x

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