Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A Colourful Interlude

Some say that you shouldn't let the grass grow under your feet but it seems that a lot of (generally senior) Australians are doing just that - but not at home, rather somewhere along the vast highways, roads and dirt tracks that traverse our country. Many head north to escape the southern winter, following the sun until they find their preferred spot to be as active or as sedentary as they choose.

The rigs range from the super-duper-all mod cons to more basic setups but all have their own comforts and all say 'this is my home and I'm proud of it'. The occupants are generally well tanned from hours in the sun fishing, walking or simply sitting in quiet contemplation.

We joined the 'grey nomads' for two weeks in September in Western Australia and came home with hundreds more photos to sort and heads spinning with the beauty of the unique wildflowers which were coming into bloom and the glorious colours of the landscape where the desert meets the ocean at Ningaloo Reef.

The colours were at times softened by the light conditions or so intense they almost hurt your eyes. I thought maybe the tourist brochures were highly edited but the colours were true to the colours we saw and photographed for ourselves.

Enough said - it was a delight........

Dawn over the first camp.

Yardie Creek

Complete with Rock Wallabies...

Same sun - different ocean
And once again, no apologies for the number of photos......but I hope you'll find something to enjoy. Truly was spectacularly beautiful.

Sue xxxx


  1. Wonderful colours and great photos - very taken with the orange seed pods and the Sturt's Desert Pea!

  2. Yes, we were very taken with them, too. The colours were simply stunning - such intensity and contrast..........lots of design inspiration there, that's for sure.