Well it is meant to be spring down this way.
It seemed like it in the middle of the week with bright sun and warm 27°C (80°F) weather.
But come the weekend it was miserable, yesterday it was sleeting!
I was worried that I wouldn’t manage to get down to Queenstown Cemetery to check the wild flowers.
But this morning the weather relented a little. It was still overcast at 7:00 when I was up so I snuck out between showers leaving Deb to sleep in.
So what was there this week?
I was hoping they are a native, but thinking about it they might be an exotic weed possibly a freesia, perhaps we’ll see next week.
Last week I found one solitary Waxlip Orchid (Glossodia major), and was hoping to catch another of the beauties again.
So I was relieved to find this one. You can see how wet it was from the drops of rain on this flower.
The same flower from a different angle.
You have to watch where you are treading because hiding among the grasses are all kinds of delights.
The little peas that were so vibrant a couple of weeks ago are looking worse for wear.
Except another they seem to be budding for another show.
There were more Goodenia this week.
Just a couple of Blue Flax Lily (Dianella caerulea) flowers were poking out. These hang face down so I had my camera on its back looking up at this.
The piccie is hopelessly overexposed because of the light from the sky, but I thought it was an interesting shot, with the light shining through the petals.
I’ve included this piccie I took last year to give a better idea of what they look like.
I needn’t have worried about finding Waxlips, as I climbed the hill further into the cemetery I realised the week has brought literally hundreds of them out
Here is a little clump of them.
The wind began to pick up and the rain threatened so I just paused to catch a shot of this Bearded Heath before I left.
I can’t wait to see what is on show next week!