Sunday, September 23, 2012

The wildflowers of the South West

In my last post I alluded to the magnificent wildflowers we saw and photographed while visiting Western Australia a couple of weeks ago. I thought I'd share some photos that I took with my DSLR camera. They are not perfect photos, mostly because the wind was wild at the time, but also because I hadn't done my Les Walkling course until the weekend after I got back. It was all pure theory, all weekend, but boy that man knows a thing or two about photography!

So anyway. Flowers. The following were the ones I came across on a drizzly day near Dunsborough, on a beach in Geographe Bay just near Toby's Inlet. You'll be able to see the names of the flowers if you mouse-over the photo.

Yes, I know this isn't a flower but it was just so darn pretty propped up on the sand dune like that!

Euphorbia paralias

Leucopogon parviflorus

Phyllanthus calycinus

The next day we headed to Cape Naturaliste. It was wildflowerpalooza down that way.

Anthocercis littorea

Clematis pubescens

Diplolaena dampieri

Whale lookout walk, Cape Naturaliste

Boronia Alata

This photo is not in black and white but in pure natural colour!

Melaleuca huegelii

And finally, the showcase of wildflowers of Western Australia, Kings Park on Perth. It was a magnificent place - next time I plan to spend at least a whole day there, and wear running shoes.

Verticordia grandis

Keraudrenia velutina

Eucalyptus kinsgmillii

Rhodanthe chlorocephala

Schoenia filifolia

Next time we go to Western Australian (because there will definitely be a next time!) we intend to travel further afield and visit different wildflower regions. There are just so many to see! (and photograph). In the meantime, I will try not to be jaded by Canberra's Floriade which is on at the moment. I know the tulips and daffodils mean well, but they are pretty boring when compared to a featherflower in the wild!

Verticordia sp.


  1. Wow! Such pretty flowers! All my flowers are dying back now so this is a feast for my eyes! Thank you!

  2. Gorgeous flowers and I see nothing wrong with the photography!

  3. Beautiful pictures of wonderful plants and flowers! Thanks for sharing Michelle!

  4. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for shareing with us!

  5. These photos are breathtaking. So beautiful.

  6. Such beautiful shots! These would make great designs on cards and invites!


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