Mitty and I went to the Grampians for a couple of days in late Spring, specifically to check out the wildflowers.
Well recognisable landscapes of the Grampians.
So many kangaroos in the one spot.
Looking for wildflowers.
Had to drive very slowly to avoid a head on with kangaroos.
Grass Trees are very slow growing with mature plants being centuries old.
‘The grass tree Xanthorrhoea, aka ‘black boys’, is a uniquely Australian plant, which epitomises the Australian landscape and is as tough as goats' knees. It will withstand drought. Bushfires will burn the foliage and blacken the stump, but then it regrows. Often a bushfire will encourage flower development. These remarkable plants have a lifespan of 600 years.’
Another typical Grampians scene.
We kinda left for our holiday on short notice and didn’t get organised for food. We had to buy in Hall’s Gap at the supermarket. We actually thought this would be a more economical way than eating out for our meals. Not so. This photo represents $95 worth of groceries. We went into shock at the cash register. In retrospect it probably would have been cheaper to eat out.
And this is kinda embarrassing. On the left we have my luggage and on the right we have Mitty’s luggage.
I know it’s a daisy but that’s about it.
The common donkey orchid ‘diuris’.
Green combed spider orchid.
Grevillea but unsure what type.
Pink Finger orchid.
Running postman pea flower.
Salmon sun orchid.
And sighted amongst the native flora and fauna was a feral deer.
Not surprisingly, we decided that we needed to stay a lot longer to do a proper job of exploring the Grampians.
P.S. If anyone who happens to come by, and knows the correct identification of any of these flowers I would appreciate you passing on your knowledge.