That’s Perth above, as seen from Kings Park, with the CBD on the left and the Narrows Bridge and Old Swan Brewery on the right. But since the Swan Coastal Plain is rather flat, you can see Perth from many different parts of the metropolitan area.
Can you figure where these three photos were taken? One hint: They are in the order of increasing distance from the city centre.
So, how many could you recognise? The second photo from the top was taken from Lake Monger (5km from CBD) on a rainy day. The one above is from Herdsman Lake (6km), and the one below from Bold Park (8km).
Here are two more wildflowers that you can see in Bold Park at present. The odd thing is that they are both the same species – Dwarf Sheoak (Allocasuarina humilis), which only grows to a height of 1-2 metres. Those are female flowers above and male flowers below. Vive la difference!
Here are three more wildflowers that you can see in Perth’s Bold Park at present.
The pale pink flowers up top are Diplopeltis huegelii (no common name, as far as we know) and the deep red flowers above are Cockies Tongue (Templetonia retusa). The flowers below are Yellow Tailflower (Anthrocercis littorea). All are native to Western Australia.
As well as the Firewood Banksia that we featured yesterday, there are three other Banksia species in flower in Perth’s Bold Park at present.
That’s Acorn Banksia (Banksia prionotes) up top, Parrot Bush (Banksia sessilis) above, and Swamp Banksia (Banksia littoralis) below.
The most noticeable wildflower in Perth’s Bold Park at present is Firewood Banksia (Banksia menziesii). The most common flowers are pink, as shown above, but there is also a rarer yellow form.
The flower heads (or inflorescences, if you want to be technical) look quite different before they start to open.
Although it is early winter here in Perth, there are plenty of colourful wildflowers in the bush. We noticed these ones on a recent walk through the bushland of Bold Park, just 8km west of the CBD.
That’s Snake Bush up top, Grevillea crithmifolia above, and Native Wisteria below. And there will be even more in the early spring.
We were at Perth’s City Beach on Monday evening and watched the sunset over the Indian Ocean.
It wasn’t one of those dramatic sunsets, where the whole sky turns bright red/pink. But the changing colours and moods as the sunlight faded were still quite striking.