Even though the calendar declares it’s spring, summer is in the air. The land is drying, and the air is warming. The bush has lost it’s golden hue but there are flowers tucked away under trees and wattles which have dropped their blooms. We search harder to find these gems.
We are not disappointed. Before long we discover the Black Anther Flax Lily.
The burnt orange of the Gorse Bitter Pea attracts us next.
The Fringe Myrtle has lost it’s July blooms but the calyx which persists after them is the most colorful part of this plant.
The Plain Sun Orchids were the most exciting discovery as this is what I set out to search for.
Not far from the sun orchids were the Tall Bluebells stretching towards the sunshine.
Wavering in the gentle breeze, delicately positioned upon a stem were the blooms of the Native Flax.
Towards the end of our rewarding walk we noticed Rosy Paperbark was beginning to throw out her flowers.
October has a beauty all her own where wildflowers visit and touch our souls reminding us of a God who designed each bloom for it’s time. As I examine the flowers of His creation I can’t help but marvel at His thoughtfulness in creating complex and beautiful flowers for our enjoyment.
Do you hunt orchids? Which orchids have you found?