It is September, and it is wildflower season in Western Australia. Because 2017 saw a winter that embraced a greater than average rainfall, it is expected that we will witness one of the most spectacular exhibition of wildflowers in Western Australia this century!
For many, it is believed that one would need to travel to remote areas just to witness nature’s beauty. However, as most tend to travel ocean side, I felt that it would be more appropriate to uncover wildflowers by the sea! I guess in my way – one can experience a 360 degree beauty through a combination of sea, sand and flowers!
Perth’s coastal terrain hosts an array of different wildflowers. Of course, Acacia is one of the more popular blooms that tend to color trees shades of yellow. However, if you are wanting to see something just a little more exquisite you need to look for things that might not be a layer of color.
I have learnt, that by looking for little piece of color among green and brown shrubberies will result in a delicate uncovering of fragile blooms that seem to prefer the protection of the greater fauna than to stand out bold and strong.
Of course, there will be moments when you will see an abundance of color which will offer the many photo opportunities. Notably, having a wildflower manual will help. If not, I hope this post will help you recognize a few of the more popular exhibits created by mother nature.
While walking along bike/walk trails found along the coastal area in the Perth area, don’t forget to look up now and then. Not all wildflowers are ground-side, like the Red Bottle Brush tree. With bright colors such a red, purple and green means one can capture a hue of colors through the lens.
Wildflowers by the beach are stunning. And a little adventure like this is perfect for the person, or family, who is limited with time. Of course, kids will love the ability to stretch legs and splash in the water (the latter may be just a little chilly this time of the year), while you can take your time an enjoy the artist display custom designed by ‘Mother Nature’.
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