It was totally unexpected, and somewhat magical, to find this special place where Australian native Xanthorrhoea, sometimes know also as Grass Trees, grow so abundantly.
Considering it can take twenty years just for the trunk to form, according to my must-watch Saturdays 6.30 p.m. ABC Gardening Show, (fact-sheet here), imagine how long these have been growing. Ever so slowly, but seemingly in peak condition with their tall flower-spikes, being both insect and bird attracting.
they were growing on both sides of the road
not a lot of time for photos, since the skies starting dropping some heavy spits of rain, meaning it was time to move on
Just add water, and it would be a very different picture. Surprising though to see how green along the edges still.
White-throated Treecreeper (female, showing a chestnut-coloured cheek patch)