I promised to write more about our outback great escape from work holiday and I’ve been keeping this story for Tuesday Treats.
Many of the 705 photos that I took were of the plants that we saw on our holiday, and I was especially taken with the trees that were in flower.
I found this pretty flowering gum near our lunch spot at Moongarra Channel on the way to Birdsville
This Coolibah, known to travellers as the “Lone Gum tree” , was one of the “points of interest” in the middle of the Simpson Desert.
No one knows how this tree, that is usually found along watercourses, managed to establish its self in such an arid location but it now has several young trees growing nearby. (The toy Koala was apparently put amongst the branches several years ago by a traveller)
We saw patches of corkwood along the road when crossing the Simpson Desert
Hidden treasures can be found amongst the thorny leaves on desert trees.
There were some amazing flowers and gum nuts on the trees in the garden of our luxury bed & breakfast accommodation at “Stone Hut”
But the most amazing, and truly textile related, photo is not one that I took.
We zoomed past this yarn bombed gum tree on the Stuart Highway.
It was the last day of the holiday and the driver was in homeward bound mode, determined to complete the last 730km of our trip to reach home that evening.
This surprising image is probably only truly appreciated by people who have travelled through country Australia and can appreciate the distances between towns.
It was literally in the “middle of nowhere”, 44 kilometres from the nearest town to the west and 100 kilometres from the nearest town to the east.
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You really do find textile treats in the most amazing places.