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I am a Freelance Journalist and Photographer based in Bunbury, Western Australia. My published work specialises in Western Australian travel articles and stories about inspiring everyday people. My passion is photography, writing, travel, wildflower and food photography.
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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Spring in the Western Australian wheatbelt

We have been away camping "out east" in the Great Western Woodland south of the Coolgardie-Kalgoorlie goldfields this past week, and I am still in the throws of doing post-camping jobs and organising my very full calendar this week. 

So just a short post from me today, but I promise images from our camping trip and the amazing wildflowers out there very soon. Watch this place!

On our return from our trip we stayed a couple of nights at my family's property in the central wheatbelt. The grain crops are looking amazing, and harvest will commence in the next 3 or 4 weeks. This is wheat in the process of ripening and drying off ready for harvest.




The wildflowers are also blooming along the road verges and in the bush blocks. 
Below you can see (common names only) - from top corner left - Featherflower, Dampiera, Cone Flower, Mottlecah, Flame Grevillea, One-sided Bottlebrush, Pop Flower, and Everlastings. 


The Mottlecah (Eucalyptus macrocarpa) is an amazing plant. We found quite a lot of it north west of Corrigin along Copestakes-Williams Rd and along the Corrigin-Wogerlin Rd. It is a very straggly spreading large bush/tree 1-5 metres tall. The red flowers are 5-8cm across, with a silver cap (you can see below) before flowering. They have thick, flat, silvery leaves 5-8cm long and 3-6cm wide. There range is from Geraldton to Jurien, Wagin and Moora.





The route through the central wheatbelt is on the way to the iconic Wave Rock.  Here's a fun video from UTube - Rocking Out on the Pathways to Wave Rock - 



That is is from me today, but I'll be back next week with more on our travels and the amazing spring wildflowers of Western Australia.

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20 comments:

  1. That Flame Grevillea is fantastic, what a beautiful plant. I am reading a book about bread and the difference quality/type of wheat makes in baking, so I am especially drawn to your wheat fields. Nice job.

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  2. I love the colours especially the softness of the grey leaves x

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  3. Beautiful shots of your pretty Australian spring, with its fields of golden wheat and meadows of delicate flowers! Our bottle brush flowers are slightly different on Crete, but I can see the 'family' resemblance! Thanks for sharing the rebirth of nature in your neck of the woods, Jill!

    Happy Tuesday!

    Poppy

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    1. ooo! I will have to look up Crete bottlebrush flowers!

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  4. Oh so pretty!
    We're entering autumn here. It's my favorite season for lovely colors but I do dread winter coming our way.
    Hope you'll join us at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/10/poor-little-birdie.html

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  5. Those wildflowers are so beautiful!

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  6. The flowers are beautiful and the wheat fields remind me of where we grew up in the Palouse country of Eastern Washington State on the northwest corner of the US. So similar!

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  7. Love how you captured the wheat!

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  8. The eucalyptus plant is a fascinating one, pretty flowers.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  9. Thank you for labeling the wildflowers. I recognize 3 of them, although I didn't realize that the bottlebrush came one sided!
    --Lucy from America

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  10. Very nice work. There are some compelling images here.

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  11. What a great website and what a lovely flower. Love the contrast of the pink/gray.

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  12. I love the field of wheat they are so beautiful

    Mollyxxx

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  13. Exquisite photos ... I'm partial to the wheat fields, being a prairie girl from Alberta, Canada.

    Wishing you a beautiful day...
    Brenda


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  14. Beautiful Jill. You have captured the wheat fields perfectly. It reminds me of my cousin's farm in Victoria where I loved to visit when I was a child. I'm looking forward to seeing more wildflower photos as well. They are just gorgeous.

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  15. I always enjoy seeing wildflowers spreading their joy!

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  16. I'm such a sucker for eucalypt flowers - and some of the best I've seen are in WA (I know I won't get any argument from you)!

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  17. It's interesting how we are so close but our flowers are so different! Love to see your Aussie colors.

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