Sunday, September 25, 2011

Road trip to Goomalling

DH is feeling much better now so Friday we drove out into the country to see the wildflowers and Humble Fibres - Vivid Creations, an exhibition of textiles held at the restored Slater homestead in Goomalling (first 3 pics). We enjoyed the textiles and our lunch of home made soup and garlic bread.
Everything was lovely and green but the wildflowers were disappointing in Goomalling - we had to go further north around the Wongan Hills district where they were much better.






Visited Dowerin looking for wildflowers - saw some but not spectacular. Above: entrance to the town with the tin dog.
We stayed overnight in Goomalling then on Saturday went to Wongan Hills and walked the Christmas Rock Trail, near the town (pics below).














Today we went South to Boddington to see the Field of Quilts - I'll post some pics next time.
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8 comments:

DIAN said...

The wildflowers look wonderful. The weather has been good for them this year hasn't it. I love the pic of the gum trees.

fabriquefantastique said...

what a lovely trip

Odile said...

I love this old door and ocher stone. It's very pretty, a wonderful theme of textile art .....

Emma said...

Looks like a wonderful trip, glad your DH is better.

Fabulous sunprinting & I love mizuna too. Gorgeous brooches.

Judy said...

It's lovely to get out and see the countryside isn't it.love the wonderful earthy walls, and wildflowers.it's a long time since we visited W.A., but can still picture the wonderful wildflowers near Geralton.The beautiful heather.The variety of flowers in one samll area was stunning.
We loved the ease of getting to and from Perth. Great roads!

Dorothy said...

Super pictures especially the first two, that door among the stonework -a textiles inspiration? I am hoping we get to see some wildflowers this weekend in Hyden. I gather there are quite a few orchids around there. We saw a few a week ago in Kulin and some smoke bush, leuchanaltia, box poison in full bloom on our way back as we took a back road,never thought to take the camera.

Linda said...

Lovely photographs Linda. Our wildflowers have been lovely this year, wetter autumn. Of course, WA is much more famous for them than our little patch of Qld. Those stone/brick walls look intriguing. Thank you for such lovely images.

Annette said...

The wildflowers are lovely.. is that a giant iron dog in the background of the tractor photo? He's wonderful..

hugs