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Driving through the streets of Glenbrook, on the way to the national park, I saw a garden shrub with a very showy spring display of large yellow grevillias. In the bush the grevillias are much more demure, typically small and mauve pink. During my walk I also found this interesting one hiding in the greenery.

Photo: Green spider flower (Grevillia mucronulata)

Words to walk with:
Design by Robert Frost
"I found a dimpled spider, fat and white,
On a white heal-all, holding up a moth
Like a white piece of rigid satin cloth --
Assorted characters of death and blight
Mixed ready to begin the morning right,
Like the ingredients of a witches' broth --
A snow-drop spider, a flower like a froth,
And dead wings carried like a paper kite.

What had that flower to do with being white,
The wayside blue and innocent heal-all?
What brought the kindred spider to that height,
Then steered the white moth thither in the night?
What but design of darkness to appall?--
If design govern in a thing so small."