It's spring in Western Australia and the wildflowers are blooming! I grew up on a farm in an area of prolific wildflower diversity and I always try and head to the countryside to see this spectacle in situ. If I can't get away from work I head to Kings Park and Botanic Gardens in Perth. We are so lucky to have this wide open space right in the centre of our city to showcase our natural diversity and beautiful wildflowers which bring locals and tourists in their droves to view nature showing off.
When you visit the Botanic Gardens you don't have to go far to see a wide variety of species - September is the best month to visit during the Kings Park Festival when the wildflowers are at their best. We enjoyed a beautiful blue sky day about 25 degrees, perfection.
I feel like something is missing if I don't see the wildflower display each year, nature is putting on a show and deserves to be noticed.
Western Australia is a huge state and you could drive for hours to see these wildflowers growing in their native habitat, thanks to Kings Park and Botanic Gardens for allowing locals and visitors alike to see so much variety in one place.
I took hundreds of photos as usual, so it's difficult to display only a few here - so I hope you will indulge my love of our local flora and enjoy the visual art show.
My husband is a great supporter of my botanical art and a lover of nature also - he also managed to take some beautiful pics for our archives.
I hope you enjoyed these images - I loved being out amongst our flora on a beautiful spring day. So much food for thought and inspiration for upcoming art projects, very happy! Every season brings a unique view on nature and its bounty.
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