Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sunday Stills the next challenge: Flowers/Wildflowers


When I went to Rangitoto island, the youngest volcano in Auckland, I saw this plant.

I can't identify this. I don't even remember where I took this.

These looks like gorse, i can't be sure.

Wild Onion, the smell is pungent. Some people use them in their salads. Grow wild everywhere.

Cala grow everywhere, here on the slope of Mt Albert Volcano.

Locally known as rabbit grass, because rabbits like them, A kind of plantain,

This is a Native tree.

New Zealand Iris.

Jasmine grow as creepers.

Wild gorse through out New Zealand. They were brought in as a hedge.
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Forget-me-not, growing wild on the slopes of Mt Albert

wild blue flowers in top of Mt Albert volcano.
Sunday Stills the next challenge: Flowers/Wildflowers
May 9, 2010 by Ed

This should prove to be a bit of fun, try for new shots but archives will be o.k for the folks where spring has’nt quite begun yet or has passed, these can be in the garden, in the wild, or in the house..Have fun and see ya’ll next week..:-
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Thank you Ed, flowers are right up my alley. Once, I was even called the unpaid gardener. My genes go back to my forefathers who work with the land.

I love Auckland, the weather is good most of the times, and we have flowers throughout the year. If you haven't been to Auckland, when I first arrive here in 1978, I thought it was very much like San Francisco.

None of these flowers are from the florist, some are wild, some are from some one's garden. I am sorry I don't know most of their names.

For a heart warming story of my childhood, please go on this link. I just posted a beautiful orchid. It used to be wild.

Please enjoy.

27 comments:

jams o donnell said...

So many beautiful flowers. Have a great weekend!

Jama said...

The flowers are so lovely! does those jasmine have a very strong fragrance like those found here?

Jo said...

Hi Ann, thanks for visiting my blog. I think your photos of the dark side of your town, are excellent. I cannot master that yet with my new camera. Have a wonderful weekend. Jo

Ah Ngao said...

oh yes,i do enjoy looking at your flower's pictures - many differences with our equatorial faunas.

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful collection of flower photos. Have a great weekend full of new photo opportunities.

Terry said...

wild flowers...how nice!..now why some people would call these weeds ann, i will never know.
you know as i made my way down this pretty post, i was waiting to see if you got any pictures of jack-in-the pupits.
they are such a royal flower in the woods here in southern ontario, but very hard to find.
where i worked three years ago out in the country looking after an elderly lady, i used to see tons on them on her land and i took lots of pictures...oh they are so nice!
and so are these beauties that you have here!
thank you for your visit to my ruby tuesday...you are too kind!...love terry

Kiki said...

These are all gorgeous..wonderful shots..so peaceful and serene!! Lovely!
Kiki~

Anvilcloud said...

It's kinda cool to post a comment to a Sunday post on Saturday. Here's to a shrinking world.

Ed said...

Great shots, love the New Zealand Iris..:-)

LadyFi said...

What wonderful wildflowers!

chloephotography said...

the wild cala are beautiful well done

dibear said...

Lovely. I enjoy seeing flowers from other continents. :)

gigi said...

They are all so pretty but I think I just love the iris.

Holly said...

lots of beautiful selections!

Connie said...

Beautiful flowers. It's fun to see them in their natural habitat. We planted wild flower seeds in our yard this spring. The problem is that right now we can't tell the difference between the weeds and the wild flowers.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Lori Skoog said...

My favorite is the Cala. Wow.

WildBlack said...

Lovely wildflowers. Very nicely done Ann :)

theegggather said...

Wonderful selection Ann. It's nice to see flowers from other parts of the world. Thanks.

Radka said...

On the blog you have amazing photos. I like to photograph his son Matěj. Have a nice day Radka.

J9 said...

Ann,
So lovely to visit you again! Love the photos you've chosen, but even more the story of the once wild orchid. Someday I will live in a place where orchids grow wild and free!

Carolyn Ford said...

You captured so many beautiful flowers. I love the jasmine...I can smell it. These are all such nice captures, too.

Cheryl said...

I am so amazed by so many beautiful flowers and plants. I bet the scenery is just gorgeous!

flowerweaver said...

Although I don't know any of them--they are so exotic!--I love flowers that bring back memories. I enjoyed your photos, and the story about your father's orchid.

M.Kate said...

I've not seen a wild onion plant, dont even know they can grow. Happy week ahead.

Sandy said...

You have lots of lovely flowers in your area.

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Far Side of Fifty said...

Look at that Cala!! Very similar to our Calla Lily..but yours is much larger..beautiful ! :)

Mariposa said...

Beautiful flowers. Have a great weekend!


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