Flowers of the Australian bush tend not to be huge, more subtle than displays you might encounter in other countries.
Fondest memory: In time you learn to appreciate the subtlety and accept them for what they are.
At times in Western Australia (particularly spring) there are a veritable plethora of blooms that carpet the ground.
Since I was at Kalbarri in June there were few on show but here's a sampling of what there were.
The sun down under can be fiercely hot and unrellenting causing one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. The Slip Slop Slap campaign started way back in the 80's encouraging Aussies to protect their skin by Slipping on a shirt, Slopping on some sunscreen and Slapping on a hat.
"I love this sunburnt country,
But not a sunburnt face.
So even on a cloudy day,
Slop on sunscreen just in case."
Although Kalbarri is over 600 ks from Perth it is well worth the trip. Pleasant beaches at the mouth of the Murchison River for bathing, boat hire to cruise the river and shops for the necessary supplies and gifts. There are a number of places of interest, which are within easy reach of Kalbarri either by vehicle or cycle, which can be hired.
Fondest memory: The view from Chinaman Lookout over the bay.
Favorite thing: Please click on the link for a map to help find your way around Kalbarri