There have been blooms on the two Corymbia torellianas or Cadaghi Gums for a few weeks now, and they will continue to flower for several more weeks yet.
The Eucalyptus platyphyllas or Poplar Gums, out in the bush and on my property, have now joined the wonderful Eucalypt display as well. The small clusters of white flowers are quite lovely.
I planted some Cosmos sulphureus in a patch beside our long driveway, and they have re-seeded this year. Some of the tiny little seedlings have already started blooming. They seem very keen to remind me just how cheery their flowers are!!!
The dwarf variegated Bougainvillea that grows next to the pergola has thrown out its first coloured bracts for the year. It will now bloom for many months after its wintertime snooze.
There's some lovely colour at the far end of the courtyard, next to the pergola.
I couldn't do without all my container plants out on the courtyard. Those lovely flowers really brighten my day.
I'm still waiting patiently for my Lilies to begin their display. Waiting ... waiting ... !!!!
Just a little diversion from blooms for the moment ... a pair of Sunbirds have been building their magnificent home out under the pergola in the courtyard. I've spent many an hour or so watching them build their long spindle-shaped nest.
It looks like they've used bits of bark, paper, feathers, grasses, leaves and spiders' webs. Usually these Sunbird nests have a little roof structure that sits over the entrance, but this particular nest doesn't have one yet. Maybe that will come soon.
To finish off today, I'm just going to add a little collage of the usuals that are seen blooming out on my courtyard at this time of year.
I'm joining Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers
and Nix for Floral Friday Fotos