Spring had already sprung up there in spite of it still being Winter. The great red land of inland Western Australia had begun to bloom. (Come to think of it, this whole thing about having four seasons doesn’t have much relevance to a very large part of Australia. Especially Autumn/Fall. Not much falls around here, not in that sense…)
Somewhere near Payne’s Find, we came into the first of the “Spring” wildflowers
At first, all the everlastings look white,
This corner of the world is the centre of flowering plant diversity. There are about 13,000 species,
subspecies and varieties of flowering plants in the state of which more than 60 per cent are unique
to Western Australia.