They're not for everyone.
If you like gentle colours, traditional shapes and beautiful scents you might be disappointed ...
|Sturts Desert Pea|
Like Australia itself they can be a little bit wild and untamed.
Strong and hardy, like the land they live in and its people ... especially its mothers!
With bizarre shapes, an amazing spectrum of strong colours, weird forms.
Then an unexpected flash of colour in the strangest places!
And a delicate bloom amidst the bark, leaf litter, rocks and twigs at the base of a tree in the bush ...
It's no surprise then, that the vivid colour, unusual flower and the ability to survive Australia's harsh conditions made us Aussies choose the Golden Wattle for our National floral emblem!
Spikes, serrations and sharp edges are common characteristics of Australian flowers.
Some would say of its people too!!
They're unpredictable and often grow in the most inhospitable conditions.
But the colours, shapes and textures fit the landscape in which they bloom ...
They grow in rocks.
On sand dunes.
On the plains and in the snow.
Australian wildflowers are particularly apt for Mother's Day.
Their strength, resilience and beauty epitomise the qualities we love and appreciate in mothers.
Always reliable, always surprising, never predictable, never dull.
Colourful and amazing.
Happy Mother's Day to all!
One special mother will be receiving a calendar of these Aussie Wildflower photos this year - Happy Mother's Day, Mum!! I hope this gift of virtual flowers will bring joy that lasts right through until next years Mother's Day!!