Monday, 4 January 2016

On the way to Geraldton, Western Australia.

Continuing our holiday in 2015.
This is a lookout between Carnarvon and Geraldton. Up on top of here we met a lovely Greek couple and an American couple, we stayed up there in the wind for ages talking before heading down and south.
Further down the way we came across some wildflowers growing on the side of the road.  The red soil on the side of the road was damp which I didn't realize.  Placed my foot on the soil to take photos, then discovered my foot had nearly disappeared.  My shoe was lost :)








46 comments:

  1. Still up watching the Hopman Cup - 11.46 PM !!!!
    Pretty arid countryside around Geralton, WA.
    I'll complete in the morning - ha ha.
    This is madness to be up so bloody late and four more
    weeks of tennis!!!
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. I'm off to bed and it's 12.48am down here. Been watching the tennis too!

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    2. Eyes open - reluctantly!!
      Continued watching Lleyton and Jarmila - they went down with all guns blazing but the Czechs were just too good.
      I see those white things now are wild flowers - I thought they were tennis balls last night.
      Do you know the names of the species as shown. I don't think what is shown here are the flora emblem of WA which is the "Kangaroo Paw". Strange name for a flower, eh?
      Cheers and now where is my bloody coffee - ha ha.
      Colin

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    3. Kangaroo Paw flower is just like a Kangaroo's paw, hence the name.
      No, don't know what those white flowers are called, but they were very lovely..
      Still seeing tennis balls I presume today :)

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  2. Pretty wild flowers. Have a happy new week.

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    1. Thanks. Yes, very pretty are those flowers which I don't know the name of.

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  3. Margaret youl look fantastic in red. It is one of my favourite colour. The wildflowers look amazing on the red soil

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  4. That reminds me of my own desert Southwest during the rainy season.

    Cheers

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    1. Often that happens where parts of other countries look like parts of our country.

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  5. All are quite fine, but I especially like #2

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  6. Wildflowers are sometimes prettier than the ones at the florist.

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  7. Whoa, pretty wild flowers hiding a treacherous swamp sounds like a plot for a horror tale.

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    1. It does I guess but no swamp there, just soft dust called 'bulldust'.

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  8. Ooooooh.
    How very, very beautiful.
    And thank you for the sacrifice of your shoe to bring us this magic.

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    1. That's ok about my shoe :) The pair were my favourite, really comfortable too..certainly worth losing to have a photo.

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  9. I see you very elegant posing in the first picture.

    The beauty of flowers wild , is another attraction to this new publication.

    Kisses

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    1. Many beautiful wild flowers at that time of year when we travelled.

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  10. Such nice photos, hope the shoe wasn't a good one because that would suck just saying

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    1. Thanks Jo-Ane.
      Was a favourite, but they were old. Didn't matter had another pair.

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  11. You are giving the wonderful wild flowers a run for their money Margaret dressed in your lovely red outfit

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  12. Such pretty fields of flowers. Too bad you had to sacrifice a shoe for the sake of art!

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    1. Was worth it though Cynthia. I have worn another pair in now to take their place.

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  13. Gee! You had such a wonderful holiday in 2015...visiting so many great places...which we, as your readers, have been lucky enough to enjoy through your writings and beautiful photos.

    Where are you taking us in 2016? :) I've already got my bags packed!

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    1. Many places and more to come.
      This year! Cairns I believe, maybe over to Normanton, time will tell.

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  14. How lovely to meet and chat with overseas visitors, I hope they were enjoying our fabulous scenery. I like the creamy grevilleas and that carpet of white took my breath away for a second.

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    1. Sometimes we meet visitors in the most unlikely place, they loved our country River.
      Beautiful scenery when driving down the highways, miss all of that when you fly.

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  15. What beautiful shots Margaret. There is nothing quite like a carpet of wild flowers in full bloom.

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  16. It is so nice for someone like me living in the Northern Hemisphere to see the wild flowers growing.

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  17. so many flowers! Here In Finland we are having snow and cold.

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  18. Oh, these flowers are gorgeous Margaret! They exacted a high price with the loss of a favourite shoe! How strange that the soil was so soft.

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  19. Those wildflowers remind me of growing up in the country and farmers being pestered by Patterson's Curse and then seeing what some considered a weed in the west sold as wildflowers in the city in Sydney. It's all a matter of perspective I guess.

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  20. Beautiful photos, Margaret! What a lovely place! Here in Montreal it is very cold, yesterday was -20. It will warm up over the coming days. I don't mind the cold, though, I find it refreshing and rejuvenating. :)

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