Actually, it wasn’t just the wildflowers that we liked in the Blue Mountains last month. Naturally occurring gardens, like the tree ferns above and tiny moss/lichen garden below, also caught our attention.
We also saw some striking Banksias in flower during our visit to the Blue Mountains last month.
The one up top is Hairpin Banksia. We didn’t recognise the Banksias shown in the other photos. Feel free to post a comment if you know what species they are.
We also saw some impressive late autumn wildflowers during our visit to Katoomba last month. These ones were all growing along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk.
The spiky flower up top is Mountain Devil, and the pinkish one above is Red Five-corners. We never did find out what the pretty little flower below is called.
We also wandered around the pretty village of Leura, just one train stop away from Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.
The main street is lined with shops to explore, and there were some impressive autumn leaves during our visit a few weeks back.
During our visit to Katoomba, we also did the cliff walk to Leura, taking in Lera Cascades (above) and the Bridal Veil Falls along the way.
We stopped to admire both the Katoomba Cascades and the Katoomba Falls during our recent visit to the Blue Mountains. They were looking quite impressive, considering that it was late autumn, not the wettest time of the year.
The Jamison Valley, beside the Three Sisters in Katoomba, also looked remarkably at different times during our visit.
In the sunshine (top) it was spacious and impressive. Some of our American friends describe it as “the Grand Canyon with trees”. But on a misty morning, it looked quite mysterious and rather ominous.