My 11 year old daughter is full of Sherlock Holmes’ quotes this week and included this one in her nature journal after quoting it at every opportunity:
Not a great photo but I was excited to find this and identify it when we got home: Lambertia formosa commonly known as Mountain Devil or Honey Flower. It was quite striking and the first time I’ve come across it. It belongs to the Grevillea family.
Oops…I forgot to add, ‘Tis the season of the shedding of bark for the Angophora costata, or Smooth-barked Apple…’
It’s an Australian native, doesn’t produce apples and is notorious for dropping its branches and making an awful mess at this time of year.