The local black bean trees Castanospermum australe have been flowering. The actual flowers occur along the branches and are a spectacular orange/yellow in colour. This unusual tree is part of the Faberceae/pea family.
They are lovely trees with larger green leaves that provides shade however the large seedpods and leaves are poisonous to livestock so this tree is not a favourite with farmers.
I have used this flower as part of my miniature series of linocuts – M2. Miniature Black bean.
Your wonderful linocut images would make fantstic patchwork quilts. Have you thought of (or do you already) advertising in quilting magazines or getting a fabric artist to draft up some patterns?
Thankyou for your kind words about my work! I have friends who patchwork/quilt but I haven’t ventured that way. Life has just been way too hectic for the last few years – perhaps it would be something to think about…..