This year’s wildflower season in Western Australia was extraordinary. As you may know, for those following my Facebook posts, I’ve indulged in a few road trips in the last few months, some of necessity, and a couple for pleasure, so I had the opportunity to check out mother nature’s beauty in several locations.
First of all, the Bruce Rock-Doodlakine Road was a gasp-worthy drive. I braked so often and jumped from my car so many times to grab yet another photo that my mother, who was with me on the way home from a function, braced herself in anticipation.
Along the Great Southern Highway that leads from The Lakes turnoff to York, I discovered Stands of Grass Trees like guardians amidst the gum trees.
Further along, I’ve always noticed these Grass trees along the York-Quairading Road. I’ve travelled that road since my childhood and they’ve stood proudly for many years now.
A tiny nature reserve adjacent to my own home blazed with patches of colour.
I think one of the most stunning is the Hovea Pungens which was on Margaret Street in the suburb of Hovea, adjacent to John Forrest National Park.
These are a mere sample of the many wildflowers I photographed. They are still out there but with summer just around the corner I know the flowers are nearly spent. In their glory they gave great joy in what has been a challenging year.