March 2014

3oJourneys ~ One Waratah 30 Ways DAY TWO

 


a quick quick sketch with a good ole HB pencil on scrap of paper without peeking
at a waratah picture or reference.

I also STOPPED myself from grabbing the eraser, being too perfect or adding other mediums (I'm a mixed media addict so THAt was hard!) 
I found that I was really concentrating on the roundness of the Waratah.
I could almost feel the texture of those glossy fingers reaching up and curving round. xx

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bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

30Journeys ~ one waratah, thirty ways ~ DAY ONE

Love love love those who have taken this challenge up! 

I am committing to
ONE WARATAH
THIRTY WAYS
THIRTY DAYS

Ok I kinda played it safe today! 
I am in the middle of illustrating a product (sort of a book)
and so I turned to my 30Journey and created in the same style. 


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medium: wax pencils, pen, ink, charcoal, graphite on bamboo paper

TO SEE MORE ABOUT 30Journeys and how YOU can join in
EXPLORE HERE: 30Journeys 





bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

30Journeys ~ ART Inspiration Exercise FOR YOU!


After a discussion in my forum of my current online course
"Creating and Publishing Your Own Tarot and Oracle Card Decks"
with my students, I thought I would share this inspiration of mine and
an exercise with you my friends! 


One of my all time favourite artists is Brett Whiteley... I've probably been to his studio here in Sydney more times than any other art gallery in my life....
You can go... this isn't a name clanging drop, so MANY establishments and insitutions have OPEN DAYS and in fact Brett Whiteley's Studio is run by the Art Gallery of NSW so it's just like a gallery itself now. It's AMAZING you can actually walk around his studio, JUST AS HE LEFT IT! 

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http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/brett-whiteley-studio/


I just adore his passion, his studio work method, ok ok ok not his downfall...
But lets's talk about BIRDS!

I have one of his prints in my home of "the Lyerbird" that I purchased at the AGNSW..... I LOVE LOVE LOVE that painting but more over it's the journey of it's creation.
Whitely was an explorer of concept that I admire greatly.
If you are Australian.... How can you not INSTANTLY smile and say YES That is everything I FEEL and KNOW is Lyerbird!!!!!
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In his studio there is a note on the wall it reads
"30 different birds in 30 days. 30 days same birds 30 different ways." 
I have always found THIS piece of scrap paper that I stumbled on one day when visiting many MANY moons ago, one of the most inspiring personal finds from someone I regard as an unmet mentor. It shows something beyond mear illustration of a bird it shows a deep willingness to really understand subject .

EXERCISE FOR YOU! .... and ME too! 

30JOURNEYs
Commit to exploring a subject 30 different ways over 30 days. 
The easier would naturally be thirty different subjects over 30 days, the more difficult 30 different ways, same subject. 
These can be sketches, photo, sculptures, ANYTHING AT ALL. 
Brett also made a similar commitment when on his scholarship to Paris, he created an artwork of the city every day. Some days it was nothing more than a sketch on a napkin. 
it IS a very deep exercise so I suggest you set a start date and try it. Commit and start to really KNOW your subject! 

I shall be starting today and will post my work here on my blog.
I commit to ......
"30Journeys of Waratah"! 
My plan is to share different mediums including drawing, collages, paint, photography and MORE! I won't use things I've already done, I shall create new art big or small every day. 


I was thinking 30 DIFFERENT Flowers but I already kinda do that :)
It is best to stretch yourself a bit if you have never done this type of thing before. 
You could also decide on poetry, short stories, anything creative. EXPLORE my friend!! 

If you want to see these as they progress, I will put a link up the top of this blog page "30Journeys" and if you would like to share yours,  perhaps start sharing on your Blog, Website, Social Media Pages and PLEASE link in the comment field of my posts and share on my Facebook page so I can SEE!! I'd love too!
Just title it "30Journeys"
www.facebook.com/cheralyn.darcey 


Cheralyn xx 


 

bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

PODCAST ~ Flower Energy & Pets

 ~Welcome!~

 

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~PINTEREST~
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~FLOWER ENERGY & PETS~ 

You can utilise the Energy of Flowers for your pets in similar ways that you do with yourself and other humans! You need to be careful of Botanical and Toxicity issues so please scroll down and read through the links I have provided. 
Pets can benefit from Flower Essences to assist in regaining health, recovering from injury and for emotional support and they are excellent for behavioural issues.
Flower Energy Readings can be created just the same as you would for your human friends too and these can assist pinpoint the cause of an issues and provide keys for you to work out a plan to help your animal friend with guidance.
 
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 ~FLOWER ESSENCES FOR PETS ~


PURCHASED FLOWER ESSENCES
These can be used as they are straight from the bottle. The amount of alcohol is very small and would not effect MOST dogs and cats. (you must be responsible for investigation this for your pet)
 Do not use with Birds or Fish, check for other animals. 
There are alcohol free essences on the market, check ingredients for compatibility
with your type of pet. 

CREATING YOUR OWN
BASIC information for creating your own Essences can be found in the Books I have listed below or in an early post on My Blog here: 
HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN FLOWER ESSENCE 
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When creating for animals,  I would use Apple Cider Vinegar as a preservative  fill your bottle  3/4 with purest water you can and 1/4 apple cider vinegar.

This is my video with a few tips on Administering Flower Essences to Dogs....  

 

*OTHER ANIMALS: Please check the books below in the Resource list for in depth instruction on administering
Essences to other animals. 

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~FLOWER READING FOR PETS~
Can you REALLY read for your pet? 
Yes you can! 

I would suggest using Flower Oracle Cards or Images. not fresh flowers. 

 

SUNDAR'S READING

I will pop back to the forum at 9pm to share tonight! 
THIS LINK: 

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~TOXIC PLANT & FLOWER CHECKLIST~

There are plants that are toxic to animals. Some may be fine with us humans, BUT toxic and even fatal to your pet. Check any plant first before you are using it near your pet for possible issues. When using Flower Essences this will not be a concern due to legible amount of plant material, if any at all, present in your preparations, either created by your or purchased. 
When using certain plants around your pet to bring the fresh flower energy inyto their space,
ensure that they are NOT TOXIC in case your pet decides to chew or eat. 


Don Burke has a great checklist here: 
Poisonous Plants for Pets Factsheet 

The ASPCA has a fantastic database here: 
Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants 

The RSPCA has one too: 
Pet Poison List 



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 ~MORE RESOURCES~


The Bach Flower for Animals  Page is here: 
Bach Flowers Remedies for Animals 

from this page a very helpful chart on possible Bach Flowers Remedies: 

INDICATIONBACH REMEDYOUTCOME
Vague or unaccountable fears. Appearing agitated for no apparent reason Aspen Provides a sense of security and fearlessness so they may face challenges and difficulties more easily
Intolerance toward animals, people, events and situations Beech More tolerant of other animals and people
A loss of self-control, violently scratching itself Cherry Plum A self-controlled animal
Repeated unsuccessful behavior patterns, doesn’t learn from past mistakes Chestnut Bud Allows the animal to learn from experience so it can move on in life and not repeat the same mistakes
Possessive in nature, very territorial. Manipulatively loving to keep control Chicory A more unselfish, self-assured, loving animal
No apparent interest in the world around them: animals who sleep all the time, have trouble paying attention, or seem to live more in a dream than in the present Clematis Enables the animal to develop a more lively interst in the world around them and enjoy and participate in life
Obsessive cleanliness, fastidiousness; excessive grooming. Pets with rashes Crab Apple An animal that is more relaxed, accepting itself and its imperfections. It has a cleansing effect.
Overwhelmed by a sense of responsibility froma temporary circumstance: abadoning their litter Gentian Restores confidence, positive outlook and coping capabilities in the animal
Overly concerned with companionship. Constant barking Heather A pet that does not need to be the center of attention
Jealousy of other animals or a new baby in the home. Angry growling, hissing, barking, snapping or unprovoked attacks Holly An animal that is more compassionate and willing to share with other animals
Homesickness or over-attachment to the past. Loss of owner or home Honeysuckle Animals become self-assured, adjust to its new home or environment. (May also need Walnut)
Lethargy or lack of enthusiasm to go anywhere, but once engaged in an activity or game is fully involved Hornbeam Restores vitality, enthusiasm, and spontaneity. (May also need Wild Rose)
Impatient and seeming to have boundless energy; can’t wait to go for a walk or rushes ahead Impatiens Animals become more patient
Lack of self-confidence or avoiding situations where they have to perform Larch Boosts self-esteem, cofidence and determination
For fears; afraid of lightening, visits to the vet. May shake or shiver when confronted. Shy and timid animals Mimulus Animals become more confident and couragious, can enjoy life without fear
Exhaustion, fatigue due to overwork: for working animals or those involved in racing, competitive events or shows Olive A restoration of strength and vitality. (Always ensure proper nutrition as well)
Terror, panic-stricken: body trembling, cowers or runs away Rock Rose Restores courage and calmness
Animals who can’t make up their mind; any swinging behavior pattern (eats/doesn’t, sleeps a lot/no sleep) Scleranthus Results in a more decisive and balanced animal
Abused, mistreated in the past. Trauma or shock Star of Bethlehem Neutralizes the effects of shock or trauma
Enthusiastic, always want to be involved, high strung Vervain Assists animals to be more calm and able to relax
Authoritative, dominant even over their owners Vine Allows animal to be determined not domineering
For any period of change Walnut Helps the animal ease into its new surroundings or situation
Unfriendly, stand-offish: do not invite or welcome cuddles, petting or obvious affection Water Violet Produces a compassionable and sociable animal
Loss of sense of direction or purpose; especially good for working or show animals who are being retired Wild Oat Restores ambition and sense of purpose for the animal (may also need Walnut)
Lack of energy, enthusiasm: submissive and disinterested Wild Rose Creates a lively interest in life
Stressful situations: visits to the vet, being left alone, adapting to new surrounding. Fear of loud noises, such as firework and thunder. Excessive barking or hissing Rescue Remedy Immediate calming effect

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~BOOKS~ 

Herbs for Pets: The Natural Way to Enhance Your Pet's Life

by Mary L. Wullff & Greg L. Tilford

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Bach Flower Remedies for Animals
Helen Graham & Gregory Vlamis

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Animal Healing with Australian Bush Flower Essences
Marie Matthews

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PS.... My Dog's Names! 
"SEVEN" comes from a Sienfield episode: 
 

SUNDAR is Hindi for "Beautiful"

 

 

 

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NEW NEWSLETTER & FLOWER CIRCLE! 
I have a new weekly email newsletter that features free resources, weekly free resources and postcards to collect,  Circle members ONLY invitations to events, special offers and discounts and Flower NEWS! I've named it "
The Flora Circle" 

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 Join the Flora Circle with Cheralyn 

  *beautiful & insightful weekly Oracle Postcards to collect
  *news & special offers
   *joining gift includes your Birth Flower Profile  
                                               ~the Flora Circle is free & always will be
 

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FREE MINI FLOWER READINGS

9:30pm Sydney time each Sunday after the Podcast

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IF  you would like a Free Mini Flower Reading .... Come to the Weekly Podcast! 
Post a photo of a flower that you are drawn to, any information you want to share about the Flower and the insight you are looking for. 


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*one of my Sketchbook Wildflower Signatures that I share regularly on my Facebook page
and make up my research for my Oracle Decks and Books.  
HERE: www.facebook.com/thewildfloweroracle

 

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IF you would like to LEARN Flower Reading yourself and even gain Certification
Cheralyn has over 30 years experience creating courses, 
teaching and assessing and has a current Certificate IV in Training & Assesment 
so your Certification is recognised and vaild! 


This VERY  Indepth Online course , suitable for all levels, begins very soon...

Flower Reading Certification 
ONLINE Course 
with Cheralyn Darcey
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author & artist of the "Australian Wildflower Oracle"
(September 2014 release Rockpool Publishing)

bookings now open 
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Have you ever wanted to learn Flower Reading and even gain certification? 
My new ONLINE 8 week Workshop begins in April. 
Early Bird Full Fee Payment Special: $130
OR Payment plan availale: $50 deposit plus two payments of $50 before class begins 

more details at this link..... http://www.creativewitchery.com/flower-reading.html

 

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Happiest Flower Filled Blessings

Cheralyn xx 

 

©Cheralyn Darcey 2014
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*all of the advice in this Podcast should be checked for suitability with your veterinarian for possible allergy issues and contradictions to current treatment and animal breed and situation.  

 

bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

Wildflower Messages ~ ColourIn

Wildflower Messages with Flower ColourIn

Would YOU like the opportunity to colour my
Wildflower Oracle Signature Sketches YOURSELF? 

I'll add one here on this post and YES colour it in
and PLEASE post it back on my wall with your comments. 


I find that colouring in a flower or plant is a very meditative practice
for all and enables you to connect with it on deeper levels, especially
those perhaps not flowering right now or available in your corner of the world. 

Children LOVE it and it opens up lots of learning opportunities 
about Nature and our care of the precious Earth. 

I'll add the Botanical name of each so you can easily google them
and see examples of colours,
BUT there are no rules!
This is YOUR experience and I would love to see the outcomes
if you would like to share them. 


Looking forward to seeing what happens..... 
Please let me know about your experience. 
I wish you a Blessed and Happy day my friends xx  

This is the Australian Dog Rose ~ Bauera rubioides
click on the image to open a new page with full resolution to print if you wish 

Dog Rose Cheralyn

bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

Dog Rose ~ Courage to Walk Your Path

I embrace all on the same Path. 
Some have built Castles along the way, others Tree Houses and beautiful log cabins and still others are Gypsies still wandering.

I do not agree with all of my fellow travellers, those I nod to and still share my Path because travellers change as their journey develops and who knows which of us may do so. 
Some I am in awe of and have great respect for and am inspired by.
Still others, I am welcoming along and lending a helping hand by sharing the insight that I have gained. I am joyful for the company. 

What I have learned & live by.....
I do not use the warmth & the light, the fire of knowledge and experience that the illumination has given me to burn others or try to show up imperfections and stumbles in order to boost my own ego & to appear to shine brighter. 
I use it as a Guide for myself and for others. 

When your emotions bring you to express anger, ridicule and other negative responses to another on your Path, look within. 
The answers are right there. 
It is either fear & insecurity surrounding your own work or the illumination of the reflection of similar qualities within yourself that you do not like and wish never to be noticed by your fellow travellers. 

If others on your Path are truly dangerous and there needs to be public knowledge in order to stop this harm being being done, then bring this about in consultation openly, respectfully and with honour.

You will meet many on your chosen Path. 
Be the Traveller you would want to Walk with. 

 

A Flower to support you on your Path..............

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bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

PODCAST ~ Daisies

 

WELCOME!.....


 



THE DAISY
There are many Flowers that we give the common name of DAISY to. 
Most cultures are refering to the English Common Daisy ~ Bellis perennis pictured here....
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It actually encompanses all of the family of flowers known as Asteraceae and this includes Sunflowers, gerbers, camomile, dahlias and so on. 
These have similar properies to The English Daisy but there are definate differences. 

In the Meditation this week I actually give you a lot of the energetic signature of this daisy so rather than just list them here, listen to the meditation to really feel, understand and learn them. 

Daisies central keynotes are Purification, Protection and Wholehearted & Purpose Living. 

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DAISY MEDITATION
with Cheralyn

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THIS is the link to the Daisy Meditation MP4 File. 
It is 32 minutes long. 
You may download and keep for personal use only. 
It may not be used in group settings or reproduced and distributed in any form.
Links back to the page are permissiable. 

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DAISY CHAINS

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simply slit the stem of each daisy and threat through the next stem 

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 Flower Aura Drawings
YOU WILL NEED: 
a sheet of white paper or a white cloth
drawing/painting paper 
carbon paper
tracing paper
ball point pen (can be without ink) 
graphite (lead) pencil (any grade) 
felt tip pen in an earthy colour (olive, dark green, grey, brown) 

medium to produce colour ~ eg colour pencils (watercolour, basic, prisma), oil or soft pastels, watercolours, paints, crayons etc. 

Journal or note pad


PART ONE
 



PART TWO
 


PART THREE

  


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my working sample shown in the video 
I would REALLY love you to work on creating a few of these and until you do, I don't like sharing my completed ones. It's ALL about what YOU feel &  see and I don't want you to be influenced by my interpretations. 

A great exercise I'd love you to try is to look at my colours and what I said in video three and see if YOU can write an interpretation. You are welcome to share it with me if you like. 

Basic Flower Aura Colour Correspondences

YELLOW: Purification
LILAC: Beliefs
ORANGE: Nurturing

TURQUOISE: Connection
BLACK: Within
GREEN: Renewal
LAVENDER: Relaxation
RED: Power
INDIGO: Vision
VIOLET: Balance
TEAL: Confidence
WHITE: Purity
BLUE: Healing
SCARLET: Success
AQUA: Peace
BROWN: Ground
PINK: Love
PURPLE: Clarity

These are a very basic start & suggestions you may wish to explore. I selected the first two as they are available on Kindle as well as hard copy. 
You my wish to explore Colour Correspondances a lot deeper to gain a better understanding: 



Color Magic for Beginners 

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Colours of The Soul
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the Secret Language of Colours Cards
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NEW NEWSLETTER & FLOWER CIRCLE! 
I have a new weekly email newsletter that features free resources, weekly free resources and postcards to collect,  Circle members ONLY invitations to events, special offers and discounts and Flower NEWS! I've named it "The Flora Circle" 
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 Join the Flora Circle with Cheralyn 

  *beautiful & insightful weekly Oracle Postcards to collect
  *news & special offers
   *joining gift includes your Birth Flower Profile  
                                               ~the Flora Circle is free & always will be
 

  (please add your email address)
*I do not share your details OR send more than one weekly email, unsubscribe at any time) 

  

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FREE MINI FLOWER READINGS
9:30pm Sydney time each Sunday after the Podcast

Japonica 

IF  you would like a Free Mini Flower Reading .... Come to the Weekly Podcast! 
Post a photo of a flower that you are drawn to, any information you want to share about the Flower and the insight you are looking for. 


SWCamelliajaponica
*one of my Sketchbook Wildflower Signatures that I share regularly on my Facebook page
and make up my research for my Oracle Decks and Books.  
HERE: www.facebook.com/thewildfloweroracle

 

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IF you would like to LEARN Flower Reading yourself and even gain Certification

Cheralyn has over 30 years experience creating courses, 
teaching and assessing and has a current Certificate IV in Training & Assesment 
so your Certification is recognised and vaild! 


This VERY  Indepth Online course , suitable for all levels, begins very soon...

Flower Reading Certification
ONLINE Course 
with Cheralyn Darcey
author & artist of the "Australian Wildflower Oracle"
(September 2014 release Rockpool Publishing)

bookings now open 
Flowerhands

Have you ever wanted to learn Flower Reading and even gain certification? 
My new ONLINE 8 week Workshop begins in April. 
Full Fee: $130
Payment plan: $50 deposit plus two payments of $50 before class begins 

more details at this link..... http://www.creativewitchery.com/flower-reading.html

 

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Happiest Flower Filled Blessings

Cheralyn xx 


 

©Cheralyn Darcey 2014
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You may share the link to this page
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bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

The Botany of Desire

Absolutely LOVING "The Botany of Desire" right now by Michael Pollan
(books, videos and discussions)

The movie is here at PBS at this link if anyone else is interested. GREAT stuff

"The Botany of Desire" 
http://video.pbs.org/video/1283872815/
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Books, audio dowloads & cd examples are HERE: 

"The Botany of Desire" books etc


What IF Flowers and Plants are not only making themselves desirable to animal and insect pollinators but also to us? Are we the Ultimate Pollinators? 

At present I am in the final stages of writing a new book and this work is assisting me greatly in my research with Flowers and their Energetic Signatures. I am finding more and more reasons that especially in Australia , in a land which has the most abundant and prolific flora that we still have such a strong association with the flowers of our ancestors and it goes beyond simple nostalgia. 

Australia has well over 25,000 different flowering plants, or angiosperms, the UK around 2,500.  
So why is it that we still look towards this small group of Flowers for healing, guidance and insight? Why do they even 'work' for us at all? 

What are the alignments between the Introduced and Native Flowers and Plants and why have we favoured certain Native Species over others? The interesting thing is that I have found time and time again direct energetic correlations and correspondences between these popular natives of suburban gardens and counterparts from the Northern Hemisphere. 

Has Botany made itself desirable to us in this new land so that we have carried the seed for it and made it the success it is. 

My questioning right now is why is the Grevilla so very loved in Australia and why has it become the most widespread and popular Native. If you have a connection with this plant in any way I would love to hear from you. 
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Grevillea bipinnatifida


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Grevillea stenomera


....and
How long have Flowers been here? 
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Well last year new research has pushed THAt date way back..... 
ARTICLE THIS LINK: 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/24331982


bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻