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.
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.
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.