I have never really paid much attention to the Australian Native Bottlebrush until I saw a new flower coming out & was amazed at how the spiney petals of the flower are so tightly bundled up in their pods. They come out all crinkley & then straighten into the spikey flowers we know.
I also think of an Australian Christmas when I look at these flowers.
Taken with Canon EOS 450D – 18-55mm lens & +10 Macro Lens.
Taken with Canon EOS 450D