Welcome back to Sunday Selections.
Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.
Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.
If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.
Today we will see more of the photos I took walking to and from the local shopping center last week.
this looks like a banana palm to me, but probably a sterile one,
the dried flower husks you see here would have developed into bananas, you can see the black stem at the top of one bunch, this would have supported the bunch of bananas and is where the bunch would have been cut from the palm.
Abelia Grandiflora, with some white flowers still intact; the pinkish coloured parts are where flowers have dropped off.
I have no idea what this plant is, it's quite tall, I find the berry formation quite pretty to look at
and the tiny yellow flowers too. Enlarging the image will help you to also see the tiny, tiny, yellow spore-like parts just above the flowers.
a pink and white hibiscus flower beginning to open
this plant is called Gaura, but most people call it butterfly bush. Tall and spindly, growing to a sizeable clump, it looks like a lot of butterflies dancing in the breeze.
there is a newer pink variety,
and the original white.
conifer leaves, these are on one of the tall, slim variety, similar to pencil pines.
golden sunshine on green palm leaves
looking up into the branches
of a Jacaranda tree. I love the tracery of dark branches against the bright foliage
zooming in on another Jacaranda across the road, with it's heavy crop of seed pods.
agapanthus clumps are also dropping flowers and setting seeds now
another plant I don't know the name of, a bushy small tree (large shrub?), it has gorgeous green and bronze leaves and the large yellow flowers resemble hibiscus. I have shown the flowers on this blog but a long time ago now, so when it flowers again, I'll take more photos.
my local shopping centre has installed a new entrance ramp off a side street footpath, away from the main traffic entrance,
wide enough for mobility scooters and wheelchairs, also prams. The small foot traffic path alongside the main entrance is far too narrow and people on mobility were using the road, which is unsafe with cars coming and going around corners.
it has a nice long sloping ramp at the carpark entrance end, so there is no jarring bump, unless someone misjudges and comes off too soon.
there are similar ramps all over the carpark area for ease of movement with shopping trolleys, (carts), prams and the mobility scooters. It's a very user friendly shopping centre.
Mackay Botanic Gardens, Queensland
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