Sunday, 5 August 2012

A beautiful winter walk

Yesterday, we all went for a lovely walk in the nature reserve beside our home. It was such a special time, and oh - the glimpses that we were blessed to see of the Lord's wondrous handiwork. We were able to catch some photos of some of the beauties we saw in this very Australian landscape, including some native Australian wildflowers. They are beautiful... and all the more special because they are nameless and unknown, but so unique, and lovely in the way that they are little splashes of colour in the surrounding landscape. Some we had never seen before. Sometimes the most beautiful flowers seem to emerge only in the wintertime, here.



These we call 'squiggly gums' :). We don't know of any other name for them!

In case the photo doesn't show up just right, these flowers are a beautiful combination of yellow and purple.



What a curious plant this is! The 'flowers' are like little balls of fluffy, filmy seeds. 'Puffballs', or something like that :).


Beautiful, praise the Lord!





This little blossom was hiding away in the grass, all on its own.



I wonder what this is!


Another 'hideaway' :)



Blessed be the name of the Lord.

4 comments:

Carra - a bondservant of Jesus said...

This is so beautiful sister! The Lord's Wonders of creation. :) That Suiggly Gum surely looks different than any tree we have here! :) And so do many of the flowers. :) Thank you so much for sharing sister.

We love you. Praying for you!
Love Carra

Joy said...

Wow, Maddy, they are lovely flowers... I have to admit it is hard to find flowers in bloom at this time of the year, but if one looks about carefully, we can find truly wonderful little bits of beauty and splendor in God's beautiful Creation.

I really enjoyed those photos; thank you for sharing!

Be blessed in the Lord, dear sister.
~Joy

April said...

Dear Sister;

This is a beautiful post. :) Thank you for sharing it! I really liked the suiggly gum too! :) We have a tree over here called the paper tree, I think it is, it has bark that peels off in thin sheets like paper. :)

Thank Jesus for these beautiful pieces of His Handiwork - isn't it beautiful the changes all over the world - and yet all made by the same Hands!

Praise His Name!

Much love to you, dear sister!

Sarah said...

This is a beautiful post, Maddy. I really enjoyed every photo...a great display of God's wonderful handiwork. Australia just abounds with all those amazing, unknown wild flora and fauna! They're very special.
thank you for sharing, dear sister:)
God bless,
Sarah