Some Like it Hot 2

Here are some more flowers that you can see along the bushland walking trails in Perth’s Bold Park, right now in the middle of summer.

Thats Yellow Leschenaultia up top, and Western Coastal Wattle (Acacia cyclops) above. The wattle takes its name from the spectacular seeds (below), which look like the eye of the legendary one-eyed giant Cyclops.

And the Jarrah trees are in flower too.

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Some Like it Hot 1

It’s high summer here in Perth, with temperatures getting up to about 40C this weekend. But there are still some wildflowers in bloom. A few days back we walked around the Zamia Trail in Bold Park (above).

Saw plenty of Slender Banksia with its big yellow flower heads, and Tangle Daisy with tiny, almost unnoticeable flowers.

From Russia, with Love

During our recent visit to Sydney we went to the Art Gallery of New South Wales to see the exhibition of Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage – a huge collection of masterpieces from the past hundred odd years. The French Impressionists were represented, including Poppy Field (1890/91) by Claude Monet.

And The Banks of the River Marne (1888) by Paul Cezanne.

The Winter Palace (1992, below) by Bernard Buffet shows part of the Hermitage Museum. It’s a great exhibition – don’t miss it if you happen to be in Sydney.