Soft Light

Soft hues of pink and yellow green in the midday sun. I love the softness of this photo, despite the how harsh midday sun tends to be. Last day of winter isn’t too bad though, I guess. These succulents are common in the sand dunes where I live, and have the softest pink flowers. I thought I’d do something different though, since the leaves themselves were so striking in their colouring.

Bristling

“Getting out there” has been put on hold. I’ve had a cough for over a month now, which has gotten worse over the last week. My doctor has referred me to a specialist, and put me on steroids to help with my breathing. My lungs are wheezing and rattling whenever I exhale, and he said that my bronchi are collapsing. Possibly weakened when I had pneumonia.

So, instead, now that I’m feeling a little more cognisant, here’s post two from the walk I went on a few weeks ago.

Nestled in the Dunes

The photos that I’ve uploaded recently were part of a backlog of images that had been sitting stagnant on my hard drive; waiting for the day when I could bring myself to look at them. They were taken shortly after I finished studying last year after a break of about six months. It also coincided…

Paper Daisies

Posting up some of my older photos (not all, obviously) that mean something to me. Hopefully something new coming soon!

A number of years ago, my husband and I went on a driving tour through the Mid West (Western Australia) to see the wildflowers. It wasn’t as good as year as I’d seen previously, and I keep meaning to head back again, but its still a treat to see the red deserts covered carpets of pink, white and yellow flowers.

Wildflowers

I don’t actually know what wildflowers these are, and I wish I did. I’ve always enjoyed being able to say to people who ask, what the name of a wildflower is when we come across it. This was one of the times that I found myself unable to answer. It is quite lovely though.

This was another photograph taken on the photowalk in Serpentine. There wasn’t really much in the way of views to be had, really. The walk was through some pretty dense scrubland so there wasn’t all that much to take photos of other than the many flowers that were blossoming at the time. Not that I’m complaining about flowers!

Paper Daisies

This is another photo taken on the photowalk at Serpentine in 2014. When my friend and I reach the summit we sat down in the only place that was actually devoid of ants (seriously, it was ants all the way up. Large bull ants, everywhere) for a small snack. It was exhausting getting to the top, but by the time we reached the bottom we were both suffering from jelly legs. Anyway. The rest of at the top was a welcome break, and as I was sitting there eating my banana I noticed these little darlings growing amongst some of the granite.

It was such a pleasant surprise to see them, so I took a quick photo before we stood up to begin our descent.

Orchids

Another 2014 photo, from a photowalk in the Serpentine National Park back in September 2014. It was a stinker of a day and while I took a lot of water with me, I was dehydrated well before reaching the summit. I wasn’t walking alone however and my companion wanted to keep going because the view from the top was worth it. It was a long hard slog that took most of the day, considering how lethargic I was from the heat and lack of hydration. And the ants didn’t help.

I managed to get a few nice photos on the day, this being one of them. I love orchids, and there are so many varieties in the South West that any walk in wildflower season is well worth the effort.