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Wisteria

Gore Hill Cemetery, established in 1868, can be found in the northern Sydney suburb of St Leonards. It’s a marvellous retreat from the city bustle that surrounds it, and when I worked nearby I often went for a wander on my lunch hour. In spring, the wisteria tumbles exuberantly over old worn gravestones. These photos are from last spring.

The tree with yellow flowers in Golden Wattle.

The tree with yellow flowers is Golden Wattle.

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Splashes of yellow: cosmos sulphureus

Spring wildflowers, Gore Hill Cemetery, St Leonards (Sydney)

Spring wildflowers, Gore Hill Cemetery, St Leonards (Sydney)

This week’s Sunday Stills challenge celebrates spring with yellow wildflowers. These photos were taken at Gore Hill Cemetery in the Sydney suburb of St Leonards — in November, which is late spring for us.

Spring wildflowers, Gore Hill Cemetery, St Leonards (Sydney)

Spring wildflowers, Gore Hill Cemetery, St Leonards (Sydney)

By coincidence, one of my recent posts also features these flowers in this cemetery, although the theme for that post is ‘muted colours’ so they look very different. Check it out here.

(Taken at: Sydney)

Muted Colors: orange gladioli and yellow cosmos

Gladioli and cosmos, Gore Hill Cemetery

Gladioli and cosmos, Gore Hill Cemetery

For my entry in A Photo a Week Challenge: Muted Colors, I’ve gone with a photo I took at Gore Hill Cemetery in the Sydney suburb of St Leonards. I worked in that area for a few years and the old cemetery was a favourite retreat at lunch time, peaceful and quiet, with paths to meander along and benches in the shade.

In this photo, I like how the muting treatment draws the viewer’s eye to the oranges and yellows of the flowers.

(Taken at: Sydney)