Wild Flowers in the Park

Near the bee hotel in Lyon’s parc de la tête d’or is a small section set aside for wild flowers.

Near the bee hotel in Lyon’s parc de la tête d’or is a small section set aside for wild flowers.

At least it is most years. In 2012 I filmed the flowers and bees buzzing around. That footage has been sitting unloved ever since.

Only now have I put together the footage into a short film. The film is below and on my Graham Miln YouTube channel.

This year the same area is mown. No sign of the beautiful display from previous years. A year fallow maybe?

A small section set aside for wild flowers near the bees.
A small section set aside for wild flowers near the bees.
Wild flowers in Lyon's parc de la tête d'or.
Wild flowers in Lyon’s parc de la tête d’or.

Native Australian Flowers

Megan had a surprise farewell lunch at work and brought home a beautiful native Australian flower arrangement. Having grown up on the other side of the planet, this arrangement was a delight to see and touch. Plants in Australia tend to be much more hardy; they have thicker and broader leaves to cope with the harsh sun and dry regions.

Megan had a surprise farewell lunch at work and brought home a beautiful native Australian flower arrangement. Having grown up on the other side of the planet, this arrangement was a delight to see and touch. Plants in Australia tend to be much more hardy; they have thicker and broader leaves to cope with the harsh sun and dry regions.

Radiant native Australian flower
Radiant native Australian flower
Native Australian flowers
Native Australian flowers
Detail of a native Australian flower
Detail of a native Australian flower
An amazing clustered flower native to Australia
An amazing clustered flower native to Australia
A white flowering plant native to Australia
A white flowering plant native to Australia