Now, Kangaroo Paw has always been my absolute favourite flower / flowering plant but I think that the Firewheel is a very close second... and I've only really just discovered it recently because one is growing in my mum's backyard!
Above: Stenocarpus sinuatus or Firewheel tree
From the Proteaceae family, there are about 30 species in the genus, most are found in New Caledonia but we have about 7 that are native to Australia.
Above: the flower(s) close-up.
Look at the details of that flower! It's incredible... nature is simply amazing. I would say to definitely be on the look-out for a textile design from me based on this flower... will keep you posted.
Like I said, I haven't been doing much of anything but can now start to get back into the swing of things as I can drive again. I'll be heading back to my screen printing course this week - have missed 4 classes :(