I recently visited the Mid-west region of Western Australia. Geraldton is a coastal town some 400 km north of Perth and Dongara, a fishing hamlet some 60 kms south of Geraldton, are known for fishing, in particular, cray fishing. These parts are also known for the wildflowers that bloom in spring. This year the conditions were just right and the flowers have been magnificent. I caught a glimpse of them while driving between these two towns. They were spectacular.
There were acres of pink, white and yellow everlastings. Purple Patterson’s Curse is a toxic weed for horses but prolific in paddocks. There were tall trees covered in blooms. I got out of my car once and attempted to walk. The flowers were so dense and fearing snakes, I was cautious and did not venture far.
Western Australia is known for its wildflowers in spring. I had heard about them but never had the opportunity or desire to see them. But then, I had no idea what I was missing!
Life can be like that. But, not any more. I am on a mission! I will see it all. I will experience it all. Nothing will stop me now.
Until next time
a dawn bird