Wednesday, November 5, 2008

banksias

The weather continues to be extremely unkind with heavy rains and a strong wind coming straight up from Antarctica.Not a good time to be in a campervan parked up with an ocean view. Albany is a picturesque town but we did not even manage a picture of the old post office due to mist and rain.

It looks like we will be heading inland tomorrow to look at more interesting rocks.

We did manage to take a good look round a banksia farm at Mount Barker between showers. I had not realised just what a diverse and clever group of plants these are until we met Kevin, an incredible plantsman with a deep passion for his subject. The farm has examples of each of the 78 known species of banksias.

Kevin's banksia farm

From trek phase 4


From trek phase 4


From trek phase 4


From trek phase 4

1 comment:

Dina said...

Wow.

So unique and beautiful.

I've never seen anything like it before.