Monday, June 28, 2010

natural design ...

I bought these at the green grocer this morning - I love the shape, texture and colours ...


The sign on the bucket said "Hakea Peach", but I can't find any references for that name anywhere. Perhaps some more plant savvy readers can help? I'm going to try and find the time this week to have a play around with some designs, using these beautiful shapes as a spring-board.

8 comments:

kirsty said...

I think this may be the fruit from a Hakea shrub, there are over 100 species in Australia. It belongs to the same family as the Banksia and the Waratah. Hope this helps.

Oops-Lah said...

Check out this web site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakea_platysperma

yardage girl said...

Thanks Oops-Lah - I just couldn't find the right Hakea! Nic

Little Ted Canvas said...

Can't wait to see your design, what a lovely inspiration for you...

Michelle said...

Looks like one of the Hakeas to me - it's absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see what you come up with when sketching it out!

Tania said...

I am such a city slicker. And that Hakea-whatsit-doovy-thing looks like inspiration with bells on.

Tweed Delights said...

Looks like a fab design in the making! I would have no idea what plant it is though :)

koralee said...

No help from me I am sorry to say..but I can see where you would find inspiration from them. xox