Hanging on Every Word

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Welcome to the words flying from my keyboard, I hope you can hang around!

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts” said Marcus Aurelius, a Roman emperor and philosopher.

So, please swing by About or the Archive List category for a full birds-eye view of my thoughts as they take wing in a flurry of words and flutter down onto the page.

Alternatively, you can strut through my New Posts with the most recent perched at the top of the list.  For specific posts, I have a Search box.

Such flights of fancy; a more down-to-earth viewpoint is landing now … read on …

 Gretchen Bernet-Ward

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Berries of the Blue flax lily (Dianella) © Gretchen Bernet-Ward 2021

Blue flax lily (Dianella)

A hardy perennial native herb 0.5 to 1.5m tall, cultivated in Queensland as a garden ornamental or border plant for its attractive foliage and striking blue/purple berries.

Flower can range in colour from pale blue through to deep blue/purple, are roughly 1 to 2cm wide with 6 petals with 6 exserted yellow to brown stamens before turning into berries.

I photographed these berries after a shower of spring rain.

The flower spike arises from the plant base with flowers in terminal clusters on a branched central stalk.  The stiff leaves are strap-like, long and narrow sometimes with a waxy bloom on the under surface.



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