This single flower was part of a much larger bush of similar flowers, but it looked so lonely hovering out by itself on the end of its frond that I had to take its portrait. The others are just spots of bokeh.
Wandering around my home village is always a delight, but especially so in Spring and Autumn. Here in southern Australia it is currently heading out of a very cold Winter and into what we hope is a mild Spring. I think the trees are looking forward to it, if this wild plum blossom is anything to go by.
Warrandyte is covered in wild plums, an invasive species that still manages to produce beautiful blossoms in Spring. I took this not far from my house, just wandering with camera in hand. The blossoms are fleeting, and I was lucky enough to catch them in full bloom. Within a few days, they were gone.
A Naked Lady (no, really) that has seeded along the edge of our property proved a perfect subject for study. The pastel colour and the delicate stamen and petals lend themselves to a soft light and a shallow depth of field. All this, only a few metres from our front door.