There were plenty of wildflowers in bloom at Walyunga National Park during our recent visit. We especially liked the tiny red and pink triggerplants (Stylidium species). Each flower has a sensitive trigger, which thumps visiting insects to ensure that they get covered with pollen.
A few days back we went for walk in Walyunga National Park, about 30km northeast of Perth. The walk followed the course of the youthful Swan River, which had plenty of water after the winter and early spring rains.
Another part of the Bonjour Perth Festival that we enjoyed last weekend was the French car show.
Cars on display included a Citroen Traction Avant (above) and this pair of 2CVs.
And this pair of Alpine A110s, powered by Renault engines. The one on the left was built in 1966, and the one on the right is from 1976.
We also stopped to admire this vintage caravan at the Bonjour Perth Festival on the weekend. It was part of a market stall display and certainly caught our attention.
We went along to the Bonjour Perth festival in Subiaco on the weekend.
Despite the grey skies, the festival was plenty of fun, with French icons, French music, French coffee and cakes, and much more. It was like a trip to France in miniature, without any jetlag.
Here are a few more wildflowers that you can see flowering in Perth’s Bold Park at present – One-sided Bottlebrush above and a rather late Firewood Banksia below.
As well as the flowers, you will probably hear – and maybe see – a Kookaburra or two along the way.
We have also been for some walks along the bush trails in Perth’s Bold Park recently. There are plenty of colourful wildflowers to admire along the way.
That’s Geraldton Wax above, and Yellow Leschenaultia below. Both are flowering nicely at present.