I went for a walk and look what I found

@JudyEv (140931)
Bunbury, Australia
October 10, 2018 8:42am CST
I’m not all that keen on any sort of exercise although I am well aware of the benefits of even just walking. When my neighbour rang to see if I’d like to go for a walk I didn’t have the heart to say no so off we went. About 20 metres from my back door we went through the gate into the bush and followed an old road. Photos don’t do justice to the colour that is out there at the moment. There are a LOT of wildflowers. We even saw an enamel orchid, so-called because of the shiny enamel-like surface of the petals. Anyway I was so impressed I went back again today with my camera and I’ve made a little collage to show you the best of what I saw. Across the top from left to right is a cowslip orchid, a fringed lily (the petals are fringed) and a donkey orchid. You might notice the big ears of the last. In the middle left to right is a spider orchid (big thrill), then a Swan River myrtle and the enamel orchid and finally on the bottom row left to right a banksia which grows and flowers at ground level, a flower I don’t know and some interesting fungi. Maybe I’ll need to go for more walks. PS: If you click on the photo hopefully it will appear in a larger format.
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@Icydoll (27556)
• India
10 Oct
Very nice to see different flowers .I like the spider orchid.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
The spider orchid is beautiful. I'll add one here so you can see it better.
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@Icydoll (27556)
• India
10 Oct
@JudyEv This one is very clear ..very nice to see
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@JohnRoberts (66869)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Oct
@JudyEv I have never seen that before.
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@Tampa_girl7 (27408)
• United States
10 Oct
You were surrounded by beauty
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Oct
I was indeed. It's a pity all the different colours don't show up very well in a photo.
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@Tampa_girl7 (27408)
• United States
11 Oct
@JudyEv they look pretty to me.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Oct
@Tampa_girl7 I really meant if I just stood back and took a photo of a patch of ground it wouldn't as colourful in the photo as it does to me. The colours just seem to fade into the background a bit.
@topffer (36612)
• Colombo, Sri Lanka
10 Oct
Very nice collection of orchids I was curious about the name of the flower at the bottom left, I know now that it is a Banksia.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Oct
The flower occurs at ground level but I can't find the proper name for it which is annoying. Most banksias have a more cone-like flower. I'll add another one for your perusal.
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@topffer (36612)
• Colombo, Sri Lanka
11 Oct
@JudyEv Splendid !
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@wolfgirl569 (13528)
• Marion, Ohio
10 Oct
Lovely. Walking in the right areas is easy to do.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
Yes, that is very true.
@ilocosboy (40137)
• Philippines
11 Oct
Hey they are so beautiful. Now it give idea to do the same. Two afternoons me and my two youngest children are doing running/little bit of walking and the season of rice plants and bushes are also good to shoot. Why not, isn't it?
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
I am getting as bad as my husband and tend to take my camera with me wherever I go.
@ilocosboy (40137)
• Philippines
13 Oct
Ha ha, double purpose.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
@ilocosboy You never know what you will see that you'd like to take a photo of.
@Courage7 (20902)
• United States
10 Oct
My gosh just from that walk Judy you could make a wildflower guide and make a few bob lol
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
Haha. Wouldn't that be interesting? However they might want to walk too far - and I might have to do it every day! Perish the thought.
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@Courage7 (20902)
• United States
10 Oct
@JudyEv Yeah thats the catch haha
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Oct
@Courage7 There is always a downside.
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@m_audrey6788 (18418)
• Philippines
10 Oct
I love it
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
Thanks. We have some lovely wildflowers.
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• Philippines
10 Oct
@JudyEv That`s great. I`m sure it makes your place beautiful too
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• Preston, England
10 Oct
great range of flowers to discover on one walk
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Oct
That's true and that's barely half of them. There were a heap of different yellow ones and blue ones. They seem to go in batches. The yellow often bloom early in the season followed by the blues than the pinks. It's not that distinct of course.
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@TRBRocks420 (85652)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Oct
Oh wow you found lots of cool flowers and, stuff.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Oct
Yes, there is a lot of stuff out there.
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@andriaperry (63325)
• Anniston, Alabama
10 Oct
I love to do this!
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Oct
I'm almost to go again. Hopefully the feeling will wear off.
@amadeo (78087)
• United States
10 Oct
same here orchids I like.very nice to see this on your walk there
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Oct
I was surprised there were so many flowers.
@Dena91 (4856)
• United States
10 Oct
Lovely pictures. Glad you went for a walk and shared it with us.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Oct
Thanks. The bush was very colourful really but it doesn't show up well in a photo.
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@Janet357 (6534)
10 Oct
They are unusual flowers and are beautiful too. Those fungi i see them around here too.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Oct
It seems the fungi is quite common.
@simplfred (6205)
• Philippines
10 Oct
This are all an amazing photo. Lovely.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
I was surprised how colourful it was out there. There are lots of yellow and blue flowers at the moment.
@JohnRoberts (66869)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Oct
You have such a wide variety of flora and fauna down under.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
Yes, I guess we do. At the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show there were over 600 varieties. Mind you, some of the those looked the same as each other to me but they apparently had miniscule differences.
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• Pamplona, Spain
16 Oct
Those are lovely to look at thank you for putting them all there so we can see them and know about them as well.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
You're welcome. I guess Spain has some nice wild flowers as well, does it?
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• Pamplona, Spain
17 Oct
sweet alyssum found wild in spain beautiful scent
@JudyEv Yes it does Sweet Alyssum is one of them. I have put a photo there of one with the butterfly included that just happened to be there when I was taking the photo. They grow in abundance here.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
@lovinangelsinstead21 Wow, I wouldn't have put sweet alyssum down as growing wild. And look at the veins on the wing of the butterfly. That is really something. You could copy the photo then crop it to just show the butterfly and do a post on it. I'm sure others would be interested too.
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@Hannihar (45942)
15 Oct
@JudyEv Aren;t you glad you went for the walk to see all that you did,.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Oct
Yes, I was really pleased I'd gone. I went again the next evening she asked me too.
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@Hannihar (45942)
15 Oct
@JudyEv Did you find more things?
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Oct
@Hannihar We saw some kangaroo paws which we hadn't seen the first time. I haven't taken a photo of it yet but here is one I took last year.
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@velvet53 (17721)
• Palisade, Colorado
12 Oct
It sounds like your walk was well worth your time. They are beautiful.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
I was surprised to see so many and such a variety.
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@velvet53 (17721)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Oct
@JudyEv You did find a lot. I wonder if there is different ones close by.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
@velvet53 We didn't see the spider orchid the first time we went and the last time we also saw some kangaroo paws. It is easy to miss the flowers in the bush
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@SIMPLYD (86382)
• Philippines
11 Oct
What is the name of that plant with a mouthlike thing. It seems it is the plants in a book I read, that traps flies and feed on them., Is it that?
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Oct
I'm not sure which one you mean. The bottom left corner is one of the banksia family - the bottom right is a fungi growing on a tree.
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@SIMPLYD (86382)
• Philippines
11 Oct
@JudyEv That one in the first picture of the third bottom row. It has an open mouth-like flower/
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Oct
@SIMPLYD It's one of the banksia family but I can't find the proper name for it. The flower opens up right on the ground.
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@arunima25 (10108)
• Bangalore, India
11 Oct
Your walk was a real treat. It is a beautiful collage.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Oct
Thank you. There were some other really lovely yellow ones too but I couldn't fit any more in.
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@arunima25 (10108)
• Bangalore, India
11 Oct
@JudyEv This is beautiful.
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@JudyEv (140931)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
@arunima25 This one is called the wreath flower but it doesn't grow near us. Isn't it well named?
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