Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Cacti in the bush.

Always a good feeling to cross another border for each one it becomes a bit warmer.

The map below shows the way we went after crossing the border at Goondiwindi, Queensland (Qld) from NSW.  Continued on by passing Toowoomba to the west then up to Goomeri Qld.


Along this road we have never been on before we came across many cacti growing in the bush, some of it had been sprayed to kill it.


A rode side stop to have a walk about.


The black snowflakes is the way we chose to go.

37 comments:

  1. When I visited Australia I had initially intended to visit Queensland but never made it there. Perhaps one day..........

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    1. It's a lovely State to visit so I do hope you get the opportunity to.

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  2. Love to see the Cacti.

    You traveled some miles didn't you - amazing trip.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Many miles/klm Jan, we didn't count how many, we usually do.

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  3. I LOVE THE CACTI SIMILAR I SAW IN SOCILY LAST SUMMER AMAZING TRIP

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    1. Oh did you - I expect it's similar cacti to other countries if not the same.

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  4. Cacti looks interesting to me .
    Crossing borders is may be little emotional isn't it

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    1. Crossing the borders is just driving, there are not check points just an open road with a sign stating you are now in the State of whatever State you are in..if you don't look at the sign or blink you would miss and don't know that you are in another State.

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  5. Great vegetation that grows spontaneously in that area.

    I realize that this trip has a long journey, in each rest can enjoy wonderful places.

    Kisses

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    1. All places that we stop at for a rest or sleep are lovely, we are so fortunate to have such a vast country with so many different things to see.

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    1. Could be a prickly pear, all I know it goes large both wide and tall. A pest.

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  7. What to say, what to say, cacti can look nice although sometimes one wonders what the point of them, just saying.

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    1. Some grow edible fruit and some hold water which can be handy in the hot Aussie summer, I believe the aboriginal people used to know which ones to get water from in days before white settlement here.

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    2. Thanks River - yes, Aboriginals would certainly know, they know our country much better than we do..they have been here longer and lived off the land, especially the older ones.

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    1. Good. Haven't seen such high growing cacti in Australia as I did in that area.

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  9. Love the black snowflakes. I've never seen a cactus that looks so much like a tree.

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    1. That cacti was rather large to see in our bush but there were many of them, all been sprayed.

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    1. Could be a prickly pear Andrew...will look in Google.
      They were all through the bush, just everywhere, short ones, tall ones all sprayed to kill.

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  11. OMG!!!That cactus plant is huge tree..!!!

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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  12. The cactus is slightly larger than our cactus in a flower pot on the windowsill… :D

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    1. :) Yes, we have those cacti that look the same in a small tiny wee pot too.

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  13. It is prickly pear, my mum spent her childhood in Queensland and it was a pest plant in those days but now I often see the fruit being sold in shops.
    Merle..........

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    1. That's interesting to know Merle - thanks for that.
      Wonder what the fruit tastes like!

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  14. I've never seen a cactus like that. It looks like a tree!

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    1. It does look like a tree cacti - and heaps of them in that area as tall and taller.

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    1. Cacti is a 'weed' in the bush and apparently causes too many problems, not native to your country.

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  16. The Prickly Pear (the cacti) is a pest. Not much of it left these days. The eradication of it appears to be mostly successful.

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    1. Not normal to see cacti in our bush, so let's hope it's gotten rid of as I see evidence the eradication is working in many parts of our land.

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  17. That is an impressive cacti tree. It is easy to see why it became such a pest.

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    1. For we Australians it's very easy to see why it's a pest in our bush...so it's good that's is being killed off.

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