Monday, 15 September 2014

Bush walk

Hello from Western Australia where the weather has been a mixed bag.  I arrived to a wet, cold and very windy state.  The weather has calmed and the days are now warmer with lovely sunshine.  I've been very busy gardening for Mum as the weeds have taken off in a big way.  With the snake season just around the corner, I'm keen to get rid of long grass in garden beds so if any slithery creatures decide to visit they can be seen.

I have taken the opportunity to do one of the things I love while visiting home which is walking in the bush adjacent to the farm.  This time of the year there are some wild flowers in bloom and orchids can still be seen although they are past their best.  There is a very distinct smell to the bush and one I love.  Below are some photos I took on my walk.  There are rather a few so you might want to grab a cuppa before having a look. Many of the flowers photographed are tiny and I don't know the names of many.

Walking down the track to the bush which is in the top left hand side of the photo.  The yellow daisy like flowers are Cape weed and originally come from South Africa.

The old track we use to walk or cycle along to catch the school bus.  At the edge of the bush is a gravel road used for local traffic.


Everlastings








This is very typical of the type of bush land I walked in.  You can just see two green 28 (Port Lincoln) parrots in the trees in the centre of the photo.


A patch of pink Everlasings with Cape weed in the front.






Wattle

These are tiny little buds that are rubbery and squishy to the touch.


A green variety of the rubbery, squishy buds.  The little flowers are tiny.



Possibly pink Spider Orchid.

Possibly Clown Orchid.


Flowers blooming on the side of the gravel road.

I hope you've enjoyed a taste of some of Western Australian bush/wild flowers.

Anne  xx


11 comments:

Helsie said...

Looks lovely and great photos as usual. Hope your Mum is well.

Kar said...

Gorgeous pictures Anne! Love all those wildflowers. So very different from we have and very beautiful. :)

Jennifer said...

I've always enjoyed seeing the flowers and plants in Australia, it all seems so different there. I hope you're enjoying your time there and that you and your mum are both doing well.

Jacquie said...

So interesting to see all the different flowers and landscape Anne. Spring is always so pretty and fresh isn't it....even in a hot part of the world.
Jacquie x

Mum said...

What a fantastic selection of flowers. No wonder you like to walk there.
xx

Meg said...

What fabulous pics Anne! I love the spider orchids xxxx

Louise said...

I hope you are enjoying your time at home and your mum and brother are both well. This is a lovely collection of photos!

head in the sun said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

duchess_declutter said...

Thanks Anne for taking us to WA with you! Great photos and I can just imagine you wizzing along that dirt track on your bike. Must be great to be able to go back to visit. Your Mum is very lucky to have you doing the gardening for her. Hope she is well. cheers Wendy

Julie @Dragonfly Gems said...

What lovely wild flowers, so pretty :o)

Chantal said...

Such a stunning array of wildflowers! Beautiful shots Anne.