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7.4.2012  JUMBO YELLOW STRAWFLOWER DREAMTIME (Bracteantha spp.) | by Birder23
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7.4.2012 JUMBO YELLOW STRAWFLOWER DREAMTIME (Bracteantha spp.)

7.4.2012 My mother went to a flower sale in Ithaca earlier in the week & found these flowers she adored!!! Due to the hot weather, petals curved up to make the 2nd level.... this is the best of all the stages, I believe.... I have many more to show as the heat had them in each stage!! They probably are Strawflowers (although I found Paper Flower in my look at the flower book I took home).

 

I'm back in Ithaca... I got to water flowers, fill the birdfeeders, observe the dear goldfinches (canaries :) & help put up a birdbath in a parched area!!

 

We need to pray for rain for the country!!

 

I hope you had a good 4th. I watched the fireworks at NYC & Boston with Mom.

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Taken on July 3, 2012