Winter Bloom by zambianlass

Winter Bloom

The protea family is large and diverse. The protea pictured here grows wild in the bush around us, flowering in our winter. These hardy plants can survive the harshest of conditions, including the wild fires that typically sweep through the bush during our hot summer. It is always such a treat to come across a tree growing in the wild, laden with these gorgeous flowers.


It does remind me of our Australian beauty, the Waratah. I'm in NZ so appreciate this lovely flower of your land!
July 11th, 2020  
@maggiemae oh yes the Warateh is similar isn't it - it is also similar to the protea we call the pin cushion.

I am not sure if my memory is correct but did you have a son who did this project / or if not a son, another family relative?
July 11th, 2020  
Fabulous shot and flower.
July 11th, 2020  
@sangwann thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š
July 11th, 2020  
Beautiful work!
July 11th, 2020  
Beautiful shot. Sometimes we pretend the proteas are ours, but really we know that they are African:) love them.
July 11th, 2020  
@jacqbb thanks so much.
July 11th, 2020  
@pusspup hehe. You made me smile. They are loved the world over I think arenโ€™t they...
July 11th, 2020  
Stunning close up!
July 11th, 2020  
Beautiful close up,
What a pretty flower.
July 11th, 2020  
@busylady thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š
July 11th, 2020  
@dutchothotmailcom they are amazing flowers
July 11th, 2020  
Fav
July 11th, 2020  
@sdutoit awww thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š
July 11th, 2020  
Wonderful close up, details, textures
July 11th, 2020  
wow, a spectacular flower with equally spectacular colors...
July 11th, 2020  
Stunning capture of our national flower, this a particularly lovely specimen.
July 11th, 2020  
Beautiful. Fav! ๐Ÿ˜€
July 11th, 2020  
Such a beautiful bloom . I love your proteas , so expensive to buy one specimen for an exquisite floral art display in this country ! fav
July 11th, 2020  
Very exotic
July 11th, 2020  
Gorgeous!
July 11th, 2020  
So pretty! Love the colour.
July 11th, 2020  
Love it! The composition and color and the info!
July 11th, 2020  
@seattlite thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š
July 11th, 2020  
@santina Iโ€™m so glad you liked it. My husband is Italian. I see you are from Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
July 11th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana they are stunning flowers. I got married near Stellenbosch ๐Ÿ˜€ and we had proteas as our wedding flowers. Very special flowers ๐Ÿ’•
July 11th, 2020  
@carolmw thank you so much ๐Ÿ’•
July 11th, 2020  
@beryl isnโ€™t it crazy how they are so expensive and yet out here I can pick armfuls for free! Wish I could send you some ๐Ÿ˜€
July 11th, 2020  
@fbailey @kvphoto @kwind

Thank you all so so much.
July 11th, 2020  
Proteas are such wonderful flowers, we all love them!
July 11th, 2020  
lovely shot
July 11th, 2020  
cool flower
July 11th, 2020  
Stunning! Fav! View on black by clicking or double clicking on it. It brings out the color here. Gorgeous!
July 11th, 2020  
@zambianlass It was a son, but he doesn't do this here any more. Still very good with his photography though. Lives in Canada now!
July 11th, 2020  
A real survivor and so pretty too.
July 11th, 2020  
What a spectacular blossom. I think the closest thing we have to it is our magnolias- but the blossoms don't get that big or that colorful! Nice shot!
July 11th, 2020  
Beautiful bloom!
July 12th, 2020  
What a beauty
July 12th, 2020  
Fabulous
July 12th, 2020  
This is so bright and happy. I like the tight framing and the intense colors.
July 12th, 2020  
Beautiful textures and colours, I would like to have one in my garden!
July 12th, 2020  
@angelikavr we really do - was looking at your photos - you have a lovely collection
July 12th, 2020  
@elisasaeter @fayefaye thank you so much
July 12th, 2020  
@elatedpixie oh thank you so much for the lesson :-)
July 12th, 2020  
@maggiemae oh how amazing - so far away from you ๐Ÿ˜ž but a lovely place to visit when the world opens up again :-)
July 12th, 2020  
@gardencat @olivetreeann @radiogirl @jgpittenger @haskar @pixelchix @lenanau

Thank you all so so much for your amazing comments
July 12th, 2020  
We sure don't get to see anything this beautiful during our winters unless we go to a nursery. FAV!
July 12th, 2020  
@skipt07 oh wow - thank you :-)
July 12th, 2020  
This is so very pretty! I love the color.
July 13th, 2020  
I look at this exquisite bloom and marvel at what we'd have to pay for just ONE in a bouquet here in California! I love them! So Exotic!
July 13th, 2020  
Very beautiful flower
July 13th, 2020  
Gorgeous!
July 13th, 2020  
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