The Wongan Hills Water Tower has been lit up pink to raise funds for Breast Cancer as part of Global Illumination. The idea is to light up a building or landmark, raising funds along the way. Our small town raised, I believe $20,000 to be donated. The tower was built in 1913 to supply the trains with water. A few years ago it was reinforced as it was in danger of toppling over.
These magnificent grevilleas are now flowering along roadsides throughout the Western Australian Wheatbelt now. With the good heavy rainfall we had during August they are flowering more proficiently than in previous years. Grevillea Excelsior is commonly known as the Flame Grevillea
I was on duty at the Visitors Centre on Thursday when I spotted these visitors trotting down the main street. Luckily for me they did a quick turnaround to talk to someone on the footpath and it gave me time to race out and quickly grab my small camera which I keep in the glovebox of my car. Just goes to show, always keep your camera ready as you don't know what will suddenly appear. I was quite a distance away and used all my 8 x zoom so apologies for the quality of the shots.
Whilst waiting for the Inter Islander Ferry to travel to Wellington in the North Island we were entertained by a couple of seals frolicking around the Picton Marina. I also managed a few reflections in the beautiful water of The Marlborough Sounds.
The wildflowers in my region have been quite spectacular so far this spring. These are but a few of the many species found in Wongan Hills on my recent walks. Unfortunately, I can't put a name to them all.