Nature’s Art

I’ve left Broken Hill region, much as I love it, and have returned to Wentworth, which I visited some weeks ago, when the weather wasn’t quite as nice as it is now.  It’s been good to visit things I missed last time, and see others in a better light.

In the case of Perry Sandhills, the light was literally better!  Fred and I spent several hours on different occasions exploring this amazing area.  I’ll do more on it another time, but for now here’s examples of what I choose to call “Nature’s Art”

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Wattle Day

September 1st in Australia is Wattle Day.  

Mind you, in this great diverse country, there’s bound to be a wattle of some sort flowering every month of the year.  Bless her.

 

I found this flower near Silverton, NSW at the end of August.  Beautiful desert bloomer.

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If you want to learn more about Australia, the real Australia and her people, try listening to this iconic radio program.  Macca’s Australia All Over.

You’ll get plenty of practice listening to the Ozzie accents 🙂

From above

Pixel one morning this week, while I was inside, managed to get herself onto the roof of the van, for a better view.  She’s a clever girl 🙂

 

The Eye of the Beholder

I was visiting a small country town, which is mostly known for its railway history.  Yes, that was good, as you know I’m keen on old trains, and I’ll show a bit of that another time.  However, when I asked about other things to see while in town, I was told there wasn’t much else…..so I did a bit of my own wandering…

On the way to the town’s lookout, I came across a garden filled with wonderful huge cacti plants, so well suited to this rather arid environment.  Cacti have such a sculptural quality about them, that from a purely photographic perspective they make a great subject.  Added to that, I have always had a special place in my heart for cacti and succulents, so of course I spent some time wandering up and down the footpath admiring them and photographing those within reach.

Next time I’m back in that little town, I’ll mention to the local woman, that there’s something else in town that visitors make like to see 🙂

 

Moondance

We’ve been out in the desert, in Western NSW.  Dry and dusty but wonderful!