Had to post this photo of a favourite I'd forgotten about. On my usual walk, I came across this gorgeous blast from the past. My grandparents had masses of this particular bromeliad growing around their macadamia nut tree and as I spent a great deal of my childhood at that tree picking nuts to crack, these vivid flowers became very familiar; sometimes there were tiny frogs living in them. I've not seen any plants for a long time, but perhaps I wasn't looking either because now they've come into my life I see them everywhere.[Edit 17/4 @ 6pm - Was at my daughter's place this afternoon and there in all its glory was another bromeliad (top photo) although it looks the same I'm not sure. Beautiful though and I think I like it more.] Pineapples, of course, are a common example in Queensland. They're much less exciting to look at, although a baby pineapple is extremely cute, honestly.