The Gardens of Chiconia 44: Nature’s paintbox

Just a little of the spring colour that’s busting out all over.

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Happy tropical spring! By the way, the images will get a bit blurry if you zoom in too much; I try to keep the resolution as low as possible so as not to use up my download allowance too quickly.

If you want to know what any of these are, just ask.

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32 thoughts on “The Gardens of Chiconia 44: Nature’s paintbox

  1. EllaDee says:

    A lovely promise of bright & warm as we sit here in bright, sunny but chilly Perth ♡

    • katechiconi says:

      While here, I’m wandering around in a T-shirt and thongs and it’s a perfect 24°C. I’m totally in love with those blue Petrea flowers, the one in a cascade like wisteria. They’re crisp and papery, and such a wonderful shade of blue…

  2. anne54 says:

    Thanks for sharing these bursts of colour, Kate! I am enjoying all the wattle further down south.

  3. tialys says:

    Lovely! Some welcome colour as our garden is all crispy and brown after a very hot August and, so far, September. The mornings have an autumnal feel to them now though.

  4. even your flower pics are patchworked 🙂

  5. Kathy D says:

    We are entering fall and of course that means that a lot of folks will be going to their winter homes – Florida, Arizona some where warm. Not my cup of tea but I would consider a winter home in your area – Paradise! Gorgeous flowers especially the pouffy pink spikey ones!

    • katechiconi says:

      Those pink puffs are Albizia julibrissin, or Pink Silk Tree, and you can see why! Those pompoms can be up to 3 inches across. I have another of the same species where the pompoms are white, also very pretty.

  6. rutigt says:

    Here we still have summer when it should be early fall! Hurray!!!! 🙂

  7. manicmumdays says:

    Pretty!! Too dry here the last couple of years to have much colour round :-/ This year we WILL have a wet!!
    What is the orange image Kate?

  8. dayphoto says:

    Sigh! Lucky you!

    Linda

  9. Such vivid aliveness. I love the way this planet turns one side of itself toward spring as the other side slips into autumn. My garden’s bright colors are dimming and leaves are thinking of falling.

  10. Conor Bofin says:

    Beautiful photos Kate.

  11. craftycreeky says:

    Lovely photos, we’re heading into autumn but we’re still managing a few warm days 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      Yes, I’m told the northern hemisphere is enjoying an Indian summer. All the seasons are shifting a bit, seems to me, starting early or late, being warmer or cooler, wetter or drier.

  12. Beautiful, happy colors. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Lynda says:

    These are outstanding, Kate!

  14. Mimosa! we had two big ones in Florida. Love the scent, and the interactive leaves 🙂

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