New Farm Park, Brisbane

Monday, October 31, 2011

WILD FLOWERS GALORE

We stayed overnight in Esperance and the next day our tour bus headed west along the south coast to Albany for the next night. On the way we stopped a few times and each time we were surrounded by an abundance of wildflowers.
Blue Haven Beach
 The coastline was very scenic. The sea is an amazing colour here. 

 We stopped at Munglinup for morning tea but I was out snapping the flowers.

Acacia Tree or Wattle --our national flower.

Eucalyptus Tree and seed pods.
Then we drove on further through lovely scenery with much more vegetation than on the previous inland stretch. We came to the town of Ravensthorpe. 

A typical country home.

After lunch we walked through the town to the senior citizens hall where there was a flower show.
We passed this magnificent Bottle Brush Tree (Callistemon) on the way.

Ravensthorpe flower show.

24 comments:

  1. I am absolutely in love with the Bottle Brush tree. I have seen shots of the flowers on other blogs but never the whole tree. It is gorgeous.

    As winter quickly approaches for us it is a pleasure to see all the beautiful wildflowers from your travels.

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  2. Diane, I've just been browsing through my archives and came across close-up's of the little yellow balls (blossoms?) on our Acacia Karoo (sweet thorn)back home in SA. Your wattle looks so much like this. Does it also smell sweet? I love the flower arrangements at the flower show. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day and even better week! Jo

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  3. Brilliant flower shots Diane.
    Wouldn't the lorikeets just love those Bottle Bush trees - the squarking would be horrific.
    Colin (HB)

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  4. Spring time in the West...lovely blooms Diane.

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  5. What brilliant colours - such a contrast to the grey day here. xxxx

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  6. wow, really really lovely, and that first beach picture is stunning.

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  7. Wonderful ... I love the fluffy pink flowers towards the top. That is a great touch the small macros within the bigger image.

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  8. Hi Diane! Sorry for the absence, but these last two months have been rather nasty! My mother (90) was in hospital for more than three weeks and the post-surgery was hard! My father (94) seemed to be an orphan while my mother was out and felt into some kind of depression... The economy is a disaster and the media only bring bad news... The € Euro is rescued every day, only to be known that it needs to be rescued again and again next morning... What else? Well, maybe «Midnight in Paris»... The problem is that the Gil there is a different one... ;)

    Fabulous shots!!

    Blogtrotter Two wanders currently around pre-historical Corsica, where it seems all this will be leading to... ;) Enjoy and have a wonderful week ahead!

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  9. beautiful flowers, all of them. i like the country home also. favorite today is the eucalyptus

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  10. Australia has some absolutely gorgeous wild flowers -- and a beautiful coastline. Thanks for taking us along with you on this trip.

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  11. Super article love the beach and the flowers.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  12. You have seen a lot of flowers, was the right season I suppose?

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  13. thank you for sharing your gorgeous (and clever) photos. such lovely colours aren't they?

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  14. They're gorgeous photos and love the flowers. My entry is same as your the bottle brush tree.

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  15. Great to see this.Bottle brush tree - very beautiful.

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  16. can see why you skipped the cup of tea Diane. Your photo mosaic is filled with such beautiful Australian flowers. Blue Haven beach is brilliant and beautiful! I'm enjoying this trip with you.

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  17. How did you do those small shots within the bigger shot? Some new-fangled software you have found?

    That was a boon having the Seniors' with a flower show. Right up your alley-way.

    I have not been to Esperance, but have been to Albany a couple of times, and Augusta right on the point. And through the tall timber towns inland like Manhimum and Kojonup. My ex-inlaws lived in Perth.

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  18. I am in love with your flowers...they are awesome. I did not realize Australia was so beautiful. Thanks for the photos

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  19. Wow, the flowers are all gorgeous and the I love the coastline. The bottle brush tree is one of my favorites. Lovely colors and photos.

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  20. The color of the water at Blue Haven Beach is gorgeous! I love the decorative veranda on the country house. The wattle and bottlebrush are both so pretty. Our family lived in South America for several years, and these grew there too. It is interesting to see so many similar plants and trees between the two continents.

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  21. Breath taking! Here, of course, Acacias and Eucalypts, imported to SA for firewood and dune control have now become rampant, causing loss of our indigenous species and so, they are on the list of plants that may not be cultivated and large areas have had to be eradicated at great expense by our Working for Water programme. We have four Australian Bottle Brushes growing in our garden. The birds and bees love them!

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  22. Wonderful flowers and color -- loved the skylab story in the previous post too.

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  23. The flowers are wonderful and gorgeous to see and the color of them is so nice. Awesome and lovely post with a great story. Thanks for sharing.


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