“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” — Alice Walker, The Color Purple Well then, here is your chance to make up with God for the times you’ve passed the colour purple in a field and outright ignored it. You may […]
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The gallery at St Kilda Town Hall is currently showing environmental themed works by local artists. Six of my close-up flower photographs were selected to be part of the show that launches on World Environment Day, 6th June 2013. My work highlights the minute details of flowers that are barely noticed in our daily lives […]
In Autumn, when life has drained out of flowers, their seeds dispursed into the ground, I watch their bleached, frozen froms in nature. Each flower head a transient sculptural masterpiece, a three dimensional shadow play in monochrome. A reminder of the impermanence of life. There are times when our old ways of being in the […]
Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes, your easy smile is your museum. ~ Ansel Adams This quote by photographer Ansel Adams highlights one of the healing aspects of the Australian Bush Flower’s Bluebell essence … helping to open the heart. […]
In Australia, you can find Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthos) growing in many native gardens, parks and are offered as cut flowers in florists. Their natural habitat is the south-western region of Western Australia where you can see most of the 7 genera and 85 species in their natural habitat. The first European to describe the flower […]
Growing up in Germany I have memories of the scent of the flowering linden trees in early Summer. The sweet heavy scent is intoxicating and is heightened on warm days and evenings enveloping your mind with an elated feeling of calm and joy. The streets in the old town centre of my childhood are lined […]
I found a treasure at the St Kilda Night Market on Valentine’s Day, a lovely Peppermint Geranium (Pelargonium tomentosum) from the HERBS2HEALME stall. The scent when touching the leaves is just like fresh peppermint. What got me hooked into buying was the tip from the grower to use it in baking to infuse chocolate cake […]
Sturt’s Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa) of the Fabaceae family is one of the most striking looking Australian native flowering plants. The shape of the bight crimson coloured flowers with its black centre have an alienness to them that to me can only be described as otherworldly. Endemic to Australia’s arid regions Sturt’s Desert Pea can […]
Wild carrot Daucus carota is a flowering plant in the Apiaceae (or Umbelliferae) family of mostly aromatic plants that include angelica, anise, caraway and parsley. These plants are known for their umbrella shaped flower head . Light and feathery, Wild carrot also named Queen Anne’s lace, bishops lace or bird’s nest graces meadows and gardens all over […]
Have you ever considered the sheer abundance and diversity of flowers? Internet sources tell me that flowering plants make up about 90% of the plant kingdom with more than 250,000 species being documented and many still being unidentified. “Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the […]
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