Tuesday, September 27, 2016

WA.. The Wildflower State.



I could have shown you a vast yellow canola field but it just needed an extra touch of red to make it that bit more fabulous :) Yesterday we traveled roughly 430kms around the Wheatbelt region of WA, so many small country towns, some so small if you blinked you missed them! Along the way there were beautifully tarred roads, strip roads and sometimes dirt roads.. and many photo stops..


Shorn sheep giving me the 'eh city folk, haven't they seen a nekked 'ovine' before :)


Horses grazing in fields surrounded by purple..


Spring is the best time to take a trip like this, the weather is cool, the wild flowers are out in abundance and the fields are green..


We passed the Dowerin salt lakes below, shimmering pink after the rain..


Neatly rolled hay bales freshly harvested...


Below a  field of pink ever-lasting daises, Aimee was right in macro heaven :) Named 'the wildflower state', thousands of visitors from around the world visit WA at this time of the year expressly to view the huge expanses and many species of wildflowers around the state, these are just the tip of the wildflower ice-berg! Hope you enjoyed our trip to the country, it's possible there may be more tomorrow :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe... p.s. the sky changed from blue to grey so many times during the nine hour trip, a typical WA day! P.p.s failed to find the piano graveyard..next time!


28 comments:

  1. You do live in a beautiful part of the world! So many different colors of wildflowers. We have a few but not like this. My favorite, though, is the first and last with that touch of bright red!

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  2. Wow what a great trip you made! The flowers are gorgeous, double nice with the extra red ;)

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  3. Such beautiful colours of wildflowers. A little touch of red adds to the beauty of the fields and the sheep are watching you, maybe they're embarrassed without their wool covers. :)

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  4. Aimee looks great in the fields filled with both yellow and pink flowers. Looks like a grand tour. Here we are just starting to see fall colors.

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  5. Aimee's hair certainly stands out in that field of wildflowers!

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  6. Un beau coquelicot dans un champ de colza.

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  7. What a nice collection of snaps from your drive Grace. Have to like the ones with the redhead.

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  8. They are all amazing photographs. Enjoyed them a lot!

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  9. The wildflowers are a delight, and Aimee's touch of red is just the right touch!

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  10. Glorious photos of the countryside in spring. Show us more.

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  11. Very beautiful countryside, and Aimee.

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  12. I like your own flower the most! (the Redhead :)

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  13. Fotografias fantásticas, minha amiga, gostei bastante.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  14. What a wonderful place for a look around. Of course, I love the sheepies. :-)

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  15. Loved to see the countryside. Those red roads I remember so well of my visit to your country (long ago) and salt fields too. I have such sweet memories at that time. It is all so different as Europe.

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  16. Soooo, beautiful, Grace. Sweet memories, you make me "homesick"!

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  17. oh these are beautiful and how did i miss that you are in washington?!! love the shots of cute aimee in the flowers! enjoy your trip and be safe!

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  18. Beautiful photos Grace, we went country too but another direction... We'll be visiting this part of the country in December when my daughter visits.

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  19. Wow -- those wildflower fields are stunning! I bet they're even more beautiful in person. I love the first pic with Aimee in the field -- a wonderful pop of red.

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  20. What gorgeous carpets of wildflowers!

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  21. What a lovely trip in large part because of the many colourful flowers. I think Aimee is another remarkable wildflower!

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  22. Beautiful photos, Gracie. Thought I'd given you this information already but maybe not - so here's more about poet Ross Bollieter and his ruined pianos: http://slwa.wa.gov.au/find/wa_collections/western_australian_music/wa_musicians_profiled
    Perhaps you can get to the farm next trip. (He's also got a book out.)

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  23. Such lovely photo's and I love Aimee is in them too ... wonderful

    All the best Jan

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