Western Australia and Wildflowers, so Far Away 34.
Esperance to Cape Le Grande National Park(~ 100KM).
On the surface this did not appear to be going to be a very big day, but we spent some hours walking in Cape le Grande which extended our time. This is the first part up to Frenchman’s Cap.
198209030001 Yellow flower green buds Cape le Grande Esperance
The darkness of the stem behind the flower was what took my eye, but the use of flash accentuated the effect.
198209030002 yellow Hakea Cape le Grand Esperance
This was a nice group of flowers.
198209030003 CU yellow Hakea Cape le Grand Esperance
And one bloom had to singled out.
198209030004 Orange flowers Cape le Grand Esperance
Not as interesting as the Hakea, but part of the locality.
198209030005 Red flowerettes Cape le Grand Esperance
and these were even less spectacular, but I do not remember seeing them anywhere else.
198209030008 White stars on red shoots Cape le Grand Esperance
these were very hard to get as the depth of field required to focus on the little star things at the top of what looked to me tubular flowers made exposure difficult, as did their colour.
198209030009 Fluffy blue white flowers Cape le Grand Esperance
Some of them had red tips to them, but I do not know why.
198209030014 red raceme Cape le Grand Esperance
When I was young my sister in law grew flaming pokers, which were quite different to this when close up but from a distance they attracted the eye in the same way.
198209030019 Pink flowers pale blue buds Cape le Grand Esperance
Very interesting plant as the flowers are almost tubular.
198209030022 small red flowers among greenstems without leaves Cape le Grand Esperance
198209030027 Yellow flower blue buds Frenchmans Peak Esperance
I think this is another Hakea, but am not sure.
198209030029 Banksia Frenchmans Peak Esperance
198209030031 Pink Tea Tree flowers Frenchmans Peak Esperance
198209030033 Plant with seed pods at top Frenchmans Peak Esperance
198209030037 Yellow orchids Frenchmans Peak Esperance
I am not sure of the title orchid, but think they look like someones orchid which I saw some time ago, but do not know how to find again.
198209030040 Red Sundew plants among green plants Frenchmans Peak Esperance
The brilliance of the red drew our attention to this group.
198209030042 small red flower in desert area Frenchmans Peak Esperance
Always a small flower in conditions which never look good for flowers to me, but they thrive.
198209030043 Red bulbous flowers on long red bases, bulbous pods Frenchmans Peak Esperance
Not an easy flower to describe, but it was real.
This is about half way through our day. We were nearly up to the top of Frenchman’s Cap which is covered in the next episode.
On the surface this did not appear to be going to be a very big day, but we spent some hours walking in Cape le Grand which extended our time. This is the first part up to Frenchman’s Cap.