Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Flower I haven't seen before!

The Philodendron flower is new to me.  Saw one in the garden at a Caravan Park in Rockhampton, Queensland a few days back, plus many klms back.  Have a photo of the leaf as well.

We are now in Ayr travelling to Cardwell for two night then to Cairns and surrounding area for about 4 weeks.
Winter temperature today was 29 degC (82.4F)
See map below of where Cairns is.






Where were are headed is where the red marker is.

32 comments:

  1. I have seen this flower here in Montreal in greenhouses, and it is quite different, and lovely. :)

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  2. Love the Philodendron flower - it is not pretty but exotic and different.

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  3. Hello Margaret,
    Nice pictures. Very wonderful.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  4. You are doing lots of traveling. Glad you're enjoying yourself.

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  5. Many years ago when we were still moving often thanks to the Army, we were shivering through a Melbourne winter and got a photo from Army friends who had just relocated from Tasmania to Cairns. The photo showed S and his two boys lying in the clear shallow water on the beach,in July, while we were huddled around our heaters.
    I've had philodendrons before, but none have ever flowered. Our monstera did flower and it was quite pretty.

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  6. I know well that flower, and I find it very showy.

    Enjoying of a trip in winter while in my country we are in midsummer.

    Kisses

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  7. I've never seen a philodendron flower but the leaves are very commonly grown as indoor plants here. They are very easy to grow -- you almost can't kill them. I never knew the flower was so interesting.

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  8. Thank you for the introduction. IA beautiful flower. Appreciate you sharing.

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  9. Our philodendron hasn't flowered. I suspect it needs a different climate. Enjoy your trip. I am enjoying out winter.

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  10. You are making good progress.Envy your warm temperatures.
    Up here at the Brisbane City Library on the river, it is freezing like
    this "sunny" morning. The winds off the river go straight through you.
    Philodendrons are really tropical flora. Some to the flowers are really
    quite something to see and varied in colours.
    They certainly abound in Bali, Guam, New Guinea, New Caledonia etc. and of course
    up in FNQ.
    Happy travels. Shanks is sure going well with that accelerator!!!!
    Cheers
    Colin

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  11. I have seen this flower before. Enjoy your tour and safe journey.

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  12. I've never seen the flowers of the philodendron, but the idea of being in the top end at this time of year is very appealing.
    Merle...........

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  13. i am not familiar with it but it's pretty

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  14. Oh yes, a tropical flower. No wonder you haven't seen it down south. ;-)

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  15. Passando pela net encontrei o seu blog, estive a folhear achei-o muito bom, feito com muito bom gosto,sim , gostei do que vi e li.
    Tenho um blog que gostava que conhecesse. O Peregrino E Servo.
    PS. Se desejar fazer parte dos meus amigos virtuais faça-o de forma a que eu possa encontrar o seu blog para o seguir também.
    Que haja paz e saúde no seu lar.
    Sou António Batalha.
    http://peregrinoeservoantoniobatalha.blogspot.pt/

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  16. Say Hello to Cardwell for me, Margaret...and blow a few kisses across to Hinchinbrook Island for me....give the island my love. :)

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  17. You have a really interesting and a fabulous holiday. And you have already far away from home.
    I do not know the flower, because I do not know what it is in Finnish. But I think I've never seen it.

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  18. Queensland is one of the world's great destinations for birders but I think it has been so frequently devastated by floods and typhoons in recent years some are reluctant to go there.

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  19. You have hit the warm country!! Foggy and cold here today in southern NSW. Cairns is looking really good.

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  20. Thank you to each and everyone of you for commenting - I have read.

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  21. Cairns!! What a coincidence! As a young boy, I dreamed of traveling to Cairns and studying Marine Biology at the Great Barrier Reef :)

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  22. Beautiful images, I love the flower, hiding.

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  23. Schöne Blume. 29°C ist bei uns auch aber wir haben Hochsommer.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  24. It's a great photo of that flower ...

    All the best Jan

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  25. It's a great photo of that flower ...

    All the best Jan

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  26. great photos! And yes, I'm back! (link in profile)

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