It was too soon to check into the convent, so we left Dalwallinu and headed off to find some wildflowers. Buntine Rocks was where we were headed.

But first we had to get there. This was a typical view near or in each town area. We were driving the Western Australian Wheatbelt. Each town has its own silos, or as John put it, each silo has a town.

Another frequent item to see, termite mounds, some can get quite large.

Some wildflowers by the road. A Wax flower.
Chamelaucium pauciflorum

Grass-leaf hakea
Hakea francisiana

Sheep are a common sight along the road. Look at those cute little lambs!

Only saw one of these, a miner bird.

Buntine Rocks, a granite rock with an appealing view. But how to climb it? My toe was sore for some reason wearing the same show for 2 days in the airplane, and the only thing I had was my flip flops.

John photographs me struggling up the rock.

The John seems to really notice my chosen footwear for the climb, which he now calls them my ‘hiking thongs.’ (Flip flips in Australia are called thongs).

I did warn the dear man that he could be in trouble with my family who have just put up with me after shoulder surgery, that he didn’t want to send me back home broken again. :)

Worth the climb! A Blue Fairy Orchid.

Resurrection Plant. Resurrection plants appear to die completely during dry periods but, in fact, only enter a dormant stage. They regenerate from buds once they receive sufficient moisture again.

Not all the way up to the top yet, but I liked the view.

We did see a few Everlastings, but would see many more the next day.

Looking around at the top.

 

The view below, including the “road” we came from. :)

 

Back at the bottom, got a photo of a different acacia.