Friday, February 14, 2014

Water Lilies - Austral Water Gardens - Cowan

I was last here in January 2013, then, the temperature reached 45 C (113 F) and the flowers started to burn and go brown. This time it was a lot cooler and overcast after some badly needed early morning rain.
Not many of to-days photos will be named as labels on the plants were a little scarce, or maybe I just couldn't see them.

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The colours of watermelon and hyacinth.

One of the 'tropical' types.

Nymphoides Spinulosperma  -   Water Fringe Lily

Look carefully and you will see another frog's nose sticking out between the pink petals in the bottom right.

Pontederia cordata   -  Pickerel Weed

"I can just reach the bottom"

Red Stemmed Water Milfoil

A touch of gold from the tropics.

4 are better than 2

Looks nice enough to eat  (I wouldn't recommend it though).

This Azolla looks like green snowflakes.

Yellow on pink.

Yellow casting black shadow.

Some leaves are a colourful bonus.

The flowers of this plant (ginger?) add contrast.

Hot pink suits this little lodger.

Lotus in four episodes.              1.  Flower

2. Flower finishing, fruit forming.

3.   Seed pods forming.

4.   Seeds ripened.

May the Gods smile upon you.

Flowers of a Bladderwort.

Nearly perfect.

Not so perfect, lichen on a light post.

Liquid and gold.

Papyrus flower head.

Pink reflections.

Pitcher plant.

"Just checking to see what I'll look like".

Green and white flames of a Variegated Sweet Flag flicker behind Lotus leaves.

Lost amongst the leaves.

Canna Glauca Endeavour

Just waking up.

FEATHERS, FUR and FANG.                 Some Of The Wildlife Seen Today.

The Gold Miners.
Native Stingless Bees collecting pollen.

Damsel Fly

A teenage frog checks out a new pad.

 Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog, Eastern Sedge Frog, Green Reed Frog.  (Litoria fallax)


  1. What a fabulous visit that must have been. The blooms are gorgeous.

    1. Thank you Rainymountain. It's an easy situation in which to take photos, they are all trapped in their own small pond and can't get away.