Now THIS is orange!
This spectacular show of blossom happens only in December, produced by a species completely unique to the south-western part of West Australian. It’s official name is “Nuytsia Floribunda”.
That is obviously a pretty boring name, so everyone just calls it the West Australian Christmas Tree.
They grow everywhere in Perth where there is even a little bit of native bush left, and since Perth has lots of open spaces, it is not hard to find them, even in the middle of the suburbs. This one was right next to a busy road near my house.
With spring blossom still everywhere, the bees have plenty of other opportunities, but they were literally swarming all over this tree, taking advantage of the masses of tiny, orange blossoms.
So Merry Christmas to the little bees!
(And to everyone else too! Hope you have a wonderful day.)