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Bird of Paradise

My flower of the month, a Strelitzia reginea


I found it!!!

Today was a good day, got some time off work starting today which is nice because I’ve been working a lot and I need to focus on some other work which is MY HOME. 189 more words


I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright – Henry David Thoreau

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About the Optimism of Color Blog

Every Tuesday and Friday, I’m posting a photo or piece of art that I’ve created that reflects what I call the Optimism of Color. 76 more words



This is the BIG brother to the more commonly known ‘Bird of Paradise’ flower.  This was picked in a neighbour’s garden in Dargaville…

Here is some more information about the plant:

New Zealand

Bird of paradise

Weeeeeeeell I’ve been gone, and I haven’t missed writing here. I stopped caring about the blog when much more important things started to happen like f.ex life. 159 more words


A New Species? The Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise

Video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology explores that there is a new species of the superb bird-of-paradise.


Strelitzia seedhead - large

The dry Strelitzia seedhead offers me lots of opportunities to explore its wonderful intricate and messy form. This drawing follows on from the smaller one I did recently (see… 235 more words