Columbine the answer to my question.


Columbine is the name of the first two photos. Rosa gave the answer, thanks to you .


The third photo is a  Kangaroo paw. Thanks to Forestwoodfolkart for telling me.

Kangaroo Paws

The colour and form of kangaroo paws make them one of the most rewarding Australian native plants for the home garden. Kangaroo paws are also very good cut flowers. They are exported to many parts of the globe and are grown commercially in the USA, Israel and Japan.

Kangaroo paws belong to the genus Anigozanthos, which has 11 species. The closely related Black Kangaroo Paw is called Macropidia fulginosa.

Where do they Occur?

Anigozanthos and Macropidia occur naturally only in the southwest of Western Australia. They occur in a variety of habitats and soil types

Creepy things : Sunday Stills



Visiting Staglands Wildlife Reserve two weeks back

I came across this creepy  thing in the loo.

Someone must have crushed it in fright and left it behind the door!



Weta (plural wetas or weta) is the common name for a group of about 70 insect species in the families Anostostomatidae andRhaphidophoridae, endemic to New Zealand. The English word is borrowed from the Māori language, where singular and plural have the same form. The Maori-derived plural weta is standard in New Zealand,[citation needed] while the anglicized plural wetas is generally used elsewhere.[1][2]


Spring-flower-power no 1: Pansies

Yesterday I had a ball taking photos of flowers at our

Gardening shop.

I could not stop taking photos.

I am going to show these awesome Spring flowers in a few posts.

(Can’t put them all together!)


The pansy or pansy violets are a large group of cheerful looking hybrid plants cultivated as garden flowers.

The modern garden pansy had its origin in the Iver, Buckinghamshire, estate of James, Lord Gambier, whose gardener William Thompson began about 1813 crossing various viola species with Viola tricolor.

A wide range of flower colours including yellow, gold, orange, purple, red and violet, and many with large showy face markings, are available as a result of enthusiastic pansy breeding.

These plants are generally very cold hardy and able to survive freezing conditions even during their blooming period. Plants grow well in sunny or partially sunny positions in well draining soils.

Enjoy the beauty of their pretty faces!