December 18, 2012

Flower Float Bowls

This is such a hot time of year, but it’s nice that some things are flowering away.  I love these flowers - so pretty, but they don’t last long. 

They are Native Passionfruit flower.
I picked up these flowers this morning.  I thought the tree was a Candlenut but hubby informs me that it is a type of flame tree (Little Kurrajong - Brachvchiton bidwilli)  - and yes he is a bit of a know-all when it comes to anything of a botanic nature.
I just love the colour of these.  Not much of a show on the actual tree, but pretty as they fall on the ground, or in a bowl.

So nice to be thinking cool thoughts at the moment!  
Joy of joys!  Son's OP result has come in (for those familiar with the Queensland system it was a 4) and we are all very happy.  It should see him offered his first choice of Engineering at Queensland University.  He is happily working two part time jobs at the moment, saving money and having some free time over the holidays.
So much sadness though in the States at the moment after the latest shootings.  Sending thoughts and prayers to those affected.  Such things are totally beyond comprehension.
cheers for now Wendy 

PS: Waving hi to my 50th (I can't believe it!) follower Caroline.  Welcome along Caroline.  I am a bit of a sporadic blogger, but hope to work on that in 2013.


Maria said...

Great news about your son's OP score; obviously a lot of hard work by him, so well done :-) Love the flowers!

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Wendy..congratulations to your son on his wonderful achievement! Those flame tree flowers are such a brilliant red aren't they? Your floating flowers look so cool there too.

Claire said...

Hey Wendy, congrats to your son on his score.......all his hard work has been rewarded.
Those flowers are stunning particularly the native passionfruit. So nice to be able to bring some fresh flowers inside.
Warming up down here, but we did have a lovely drop of rain on the weekend.....

Claire :}

librarygirl said...

Wendy, thrilled for your son...congrats to him and you xx