Hello, this is Cindy Strickland. I wanted to share a few scenes from an October 2017 trip I took to the area around Sydney, Australia.
I enjoyed walking in and around the historic Vaucluse House and its garden.
The Alloxylon flammeum (its common names are red silky oak or tree waratah) has magnificent red flowers and is often cultivated as a small tree.
Outside a florist shop in the city there were buckets filled with bouquets of these flowers. I believe some of them are Protea, which are in the same family as the Alloxylon.
Finally, a colorful display of Australia seed packets
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