Well, where did the time go?
We’re finally home from a wonderful four weeks away travelling north and east to seek out warmth, sunshine, wildflowers and orchids. Did we achieve all of it? Well, no … not really … but the wildflowers and orchids were absolutely wonderful. The warmth and sunshine came and went and we did manage some lovely days at Carnarvon, Onslow, Mount Magnet and Mingenew, so we can’t really complain too much about the cold winds and occasional rain.
I took my crochet project with me, but there never seemed to be enough time to do anything with it. Many of our days were spent on the road and when we did stay in one place for a few days we were out and about sightseeing and photographing. Our evenings were usually spent with Gordon writing up his diary and drawing his “cartoon of the day” while I downloaded our photos and wrote up our computer blog (https://campertravelswesternaustralia.wordpress.com). The nights were so cold that we were inside our little camper trailer by no later than 6.30pm, with the travelling fan heater going to keep us warm.
The wildflowers in Western Australia this year are amazing. There’s been so much rain that the flowers are the best they’ve been for many years. These photos are of everlastings (or paper daisies) at Coalseam Conservation Park. The white everlastings were just flowering along the roadside.
There were everlastings flowering everywhere but you can’t keep stopping all the time or you’d never get where you’re supposed to be going. The flowering trees and shrubs were all showing off their gorgeous flowers and our days were a constant kaleidoscope of colour.
These were some of the tiny orchids that we found …
Plus a photo of our trusty steed … a 1953 Morris Minor 1/4 tonne van called The Green Hornet … surrounded by everlastings …
We had a lovely break but it’s good to be back home again.
No major crochet projects at present and no orders either 😪. Time to warm up the crochet hook and get to it.
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Wishing you a world full of love and laughter 💝😺