Thursday, December 5, 2019

A weird and wonderful landscape..



The only time to go hiking in summer is really early in the morning before the heat of the day settles in. Here we are in Ellis Brook Valley 20km south east of Perth, you can just see the city skyline way back there on the misty morning horizon. So, would you like to...


... wipe your feet please, we don't want to spread any dieback disease..to which 40% of WA's native plants are susceptible, and come along with me..


... through arches of dried branches, crossing over streams that before too long will dry up until the next rains, opening up ...


... into green once more.


Just when you begin to wonder if there is anything pretty in the bush the gorgeous soft powder-pink puff balls of the flowering gum tree appears.. there were actually many lovely native flowers along the way, but macros are Aimee's forte, I lean towards the big picture :)


Looking up the intensity of the blue sky is a sign that it is time to head back before things heat up, taking it from a pleasant hike.. to not such fun! There you are and you didn't even have to get hot and bothered :) hope you enjoyed the walk, happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..


23 comments:

  1. Solitude For Sure - Thanx For Adventuring Out

    Cheers

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  2. What a beautiful place. Hope you are well Diane

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  3. ...it looks like they should try the sprinklers on!

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  4. I love those puff balls on the gum tree, Grace! You must have been out very early to beat the heat!

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  5. What a fantastic hike, thanks for taking us along.

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  6. Enjoyed our walk together. The Land of Oz has such exotic flora and fauna, always fun to see.

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  7. Good to see grass trees in their native setting. I saw a Margaret River grass trees over two metres tall for sale here at $15,000 each.

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  8. That landscape is fascinating! The spots of colour are gorgeous and so different from what I see in spring.

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  9. Wonderful strange plants, at least for this yank. I'd love to visit there. It's a beautiful area. I don't think there is anything that interesting in the deserts of the U.S.A.

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  10. A friend of my SIL really believes that every person when entering Australia has to get their shoes cleaned at the airport.
    Would take even longer, but actually not such a dumb idea (there was a docu where someone had mud and all on his shoes, wonder he got on the plane with those at all).
    Hmmm. Desease. Australia.... guess. The Simpsons! There is an episode on that.

    Oh, Grace, what a pretty pink flower after what looks like purgatory! ;-)
    Thank you for taking us along, it was an interesting and pretty walk with the perfect ending xox

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  11. The last two shots are gorgeous...
    Thank you for taking us wherever you go!

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  12. Beautiful place to be, good to protect it!

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  13. so important to remember to stay on the path! Janis GDP

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  14. I did enjoy that, especially the pretty pink flower, and can understand turning back before the heat sets in..

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  15. Hello,
    Very nice pictures of nature.
    Shot 2 is very nice with the clear blue sky.

    Greetings, Marco

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  16. I enjoyed it very much. Some of those plants look familiar to me. Not quite the same but there are similarities.

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  17. Certainly both weird and wonderful - and very different from my walks!

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  18. I would totally love hiking in your area! The weird plants in the 1st and 2nd photo remind me of a cross between a Joshua tree and a yucca.

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