Summer Wildflowers 2

There are also two different species of honeymyrtle flowering in Perth’s Bold Park at present – Chenille Honeymyrtle (above) and Coastal Honeymyrtle.

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Summer Wildflowers 1

We went for a walk in Perth’s Bold Park a few days back. Although the main wildflower season is now over, there are still plenty of colourful native wildflowers in bloom at present.

The One-sided Bottlebrush (above) and Fringed Lily (below) add a splash of colour beside the walking trails.

Christmas Dreaming 1

There is a touch of Christmas in the Perth western suburb of Subiaco at present.

As well as the tall Christmas tree (top) in Rokeby Road, four shop windows have been turned into art installations with a Christmas theme – titled “Dreaming of a Subiaco Christmas“. This one is at 49 Rokeby Road and is part of a collaborative project by Rob Cameron and Monica Allegre.

French Connections 3 – Maps

We also stopped to admire this map in the exhibition of French Explorers in Western Australia, at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle. It’s the first complete map of New Holland (aka Australia) and was published by Louis de Freycinet in 1811.

The copper plate from which the map was printed is also on display. The photo below shows the southeast corner of the country, including Tasmania. The exhibition ends on 9 December.

French Connections 2 – Art

More interesting displays from the French Explorers in Western Australia exhibition. Cameras hadn’t been invented yet, so the naturalists had to sketch the plants, animals and coastline that they saw. They also took seeds back to France, where they were grown into plants and then included in books depicting Australian wildflowers.