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The quintessential survivor

By littleflea
These little flowers are the floral emblem for the Australian Capital Territory, called the Royal Bluebell (Wahlenbergia gloriosa). This little patch survives right next to our front driveway. From December 2019 to the end of January 2020, they endured drought, searing heat, a hail storm with hail the size of golfballs and gale force winds bringing a dust storm. Yesterday, they survived 60 millimetres of rain. I won't mention the number of times they are driven over due to their proximity to the driveway. The quintessential survivor !!

Tags: Flower Close-up and macro Bluebell

Voters: Chinga, Janetdinah, jacques st-jean and 46 more

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Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2020 5:13AM
Isabel GrinGrin
kaybee Plus
17 7.7k 26 Scotland
11 Feb 2020 6:39AM
Much like the human spirit
11 Feb 2020 7:39AM
Don't you just love the tenacity of plants! Although less so when they are mares tails or couch grass or similar weeds SadSmile
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2020 9:33AM
Think we call these Glory of the Snow.
All power to the survivors and your own photographic skill.
clicknimagine Plus
11 833 104 India
11 Feb 2020 11:09AM
Joline Plus
15 34 59 United States
11 Feb 2020 12:17PM
Beautiful. And a hopeful image for us all.
11 Feb 2020 1:07PM
Beautiful image
SlowSong Plus
12 9.7k 30 England
11 Feb 2020 4:15PM
So delicate. So strong. Smile
I remember when next door rebuilt their house. There was rubble, dust and mess everywhere, but in amongst it all grew a little grape hyacinth. It weathered all the disruption and managed to grow through the new paving to flower when all the work was done. Amazing.
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
11 Feb 2020 7:18PM
A lovely survivor! Good shot.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
11 Feb 2020 9:47PM
Hard working beauties!

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