Thursday, 11 September 2008

SkyWatch Friday;

SkyWatch Friday


Today for SkyWatch I have chosen a botanical theme.


In my part of the world spring has arrived, I thought a fresh, opening flower of the spectacular native Protea species Banksia integrifolia and a soft blue spring sky would just be right. What do you think?
Please click on picture for a better view.


Banksia integrifolia, commonly known as Coast Banksia, is a species of tree that grows along the east coast of Australia.


It was known to Indigenous Australians before its discovery and naming by Europeans; for example, the Gunai people of Gippsland called it Birrna.Because of its wide range it would have a name in a number of other indigenous languages, but these are now lost. In 2001, a search of historical archives for recorded indigenous names of Victorian flora and fauna failed to find a single name for the species.

(If you would like to know more about B.integrifolia or other Banksia species please go to http://wikipedia.com



Enjoy SkyWatch Friday.

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33 comments:

Linda Lunda said...

Vilken vacker blomma!
Linda

Mother Nature said...

It is spectacular. Ah, spring! Sweet memories.

Linda Lunda said...

Sorry... What a beutiful flower... sorry about the Swedish sentens.
Linda

Roses and stuff said...

This is so beautiful...soft yellow against the blue sky!
/Katarina

Kanak Hagjer said...

Such a lovely photo Trudi. The background colours are pretty too!

Maria said...

Great! What an impressive flower! Happy SWF!

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is another beautiful photograph of a plant I just never heard of.

My Sky Watch Friday blog is at my Canon Pixels blog. If you have time I would appreciate your having a look at the sky peeking through the oak tree leaves.

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful flowers to highlight your sky watch friday photo. Thanks for sharing your beautiful view of the sky and gardens, they sure do brighten up blog land.

Louise said...

Very beautiful. I love flowers in front of sky. When I first started reading blogs, it was spring for me and fall for you and others in the southern hemisphere. Blogging makes me see the difference almost daily. But now that it's nearing autumn here and you have spring, it seems completely crazy to me! I wonder why the other way didn't seem so unnatural. I'm sure I'll be envious of you in the dead of our winter!

Chikai said...

that looks interesting! and how i wish it's still spring time here in my part of the world.

Utah Skyline

Photo Cache said...

What a beautiful flower. Fanatastic shot. Thanks for the info.

Julie said...

I find it astouding that people have never heard of a flower that we Australians seem to almost take for granted. You have captured this beautiful and have shown the sky off to great effect.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very interesting! Is the plant banksia pods grow on?

reluctantfarmchik said...

The protea is (or at least was) the national flower of South Africa. What a beautiful shot!

Webradio said...

Hello !

What a beautiful flower !
Pretty shot !

Suzanne said...

This is a beautiful plant. Great photo for sky watch. Happy SWF.

Tommy V said...

interesting flower. I have never seen this one.

Woody said...

Great Shot! Haappy SWF

Arija said...

The Banksia certainly is set off against the blue sky. Nice theme.

Your spring is soooo much more advanced than ours. Our Wisteria is
not even in bud yet. While we are atarting to harvest our oranges, yours are already flowering!

MedaM said...

Thank you very much for your visit to my blog and for your nice and kind comment. And thank you for opened your garden gate for me to see and to enjoy its beauty. Isn't it interesting that spring has arrived there while autumn is around a corner in my part of the world? Your spring flower and spring sky are really lovely.
I am also interested in your other blog „Under a hotter Sun“. It will take me some time to read some articles that you have posted there so I'll come back to it as soon as I can.

babooshka said...

Whata strange flower, but sweet.

Bradley Myers said...

Nice sky watch and what an intersting plant.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful Nature. Great shot.
Congratulations.

Mary said...

So beautiful! I love that soft yellow against the blue sky. Happy Spring!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello and welcome Titania
Happt Spring Time to you... our summer is now coming to it's end but it as been such a wet one we hardly know its been here at all... excellent Sky Watch picture and I hope you come back here again and again :O)

Tom

Denise said...

A beautiful picture and a beautiful flower. Happy Spring to you! :)

Jules said...

Perfect choice - works especially well on a home-sick Aussi!!!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

beautiful and happy spring to you!

Murgelchen94 said...

It looks very great. Super.

LG Helga

Pia K said...

Lovely picture! The flower looks rather edible, like vanilla icecream:)

HappyMouffetard said...

What an amazing flower.

Titania said...

A big Thank you to all who have taken the time for a visit and a comment.

Kerri said...

What a truly beautiful shot! You must have such fun with your camera with so much beauty to photograph :)