11 September 2012

Munmorah visit for wild flowers - Part One

 Pathway alongside carpark leads to bush-walk in one direction, and sand-dunes to the ocean, on the other.

It had been apparent on the drive closer to Lake Munmorah National Park that some early Spring bush-fire hazard prevention was happening in the region  i.e. 'back-burning'.  A light haze of smoke drifted in the air, and made the horizon blurred.

Purpose of this afternoon's outing was to see what might be flowering in the natural bushland.  There were some sweet little surprises to be found. 



coal ships way out there in the distance, waiting in queue for their Newcastle harbour go-ahead.  

From the Dillwynia family; commonly known as Egg and Bacon

Correa




Hakea seed-pod

these dainty little flowers opened up to the earth rather than the sky


10 comments:

Elizabeth Edwards said...

gorgeous flowers. love the views. (:

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Thank you Carole for the beauties you share with us.
Costas

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of flowers and landscape.
Greetings Irma

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I really enjoyed seeing your spring flowers and the wonderful views on your walk.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful blooms. i love the colors of the colors of the grasses against the blue water in the 3rd photo.

schöngeist for two said...

ich liebe deine Fotos von deinem Land und Umgebung!
Wunderschön!!!!

Lieben Gruss Elke

Karin M. said...

A very nice photo series, wonderful landscape and pretty little flower ..
Love greetings, Karin

Shirley said...

Carole,

I love the wildflower tour and that seed pod is enormous! What a beautiful country you live in!!!

Thanks for visiting today. Lucky you with spring just arriving. I miss the gardening season so much when autumn and winter hit. That's why I love blogs like yours so I can still enjoy the beauty of nature and gardens, albeit vicariously.

Have a terrific day!

PS I hope you will post photos of your hydrangeas.

Liz said...

Again another gorgeous flower post with such a lovely coastline!

Montanagirl said...

LOVE your flowers and landscapes! You've got a "good eye".