It was on our way home, driving down the inland road, that we first heard of the Wreath Flower.
By that time it was spring, and the wildflowers were blooming all along the way. We had stopped for the night at Ninghan Station, and the lady proprietress there told us about this flower, which had bloomed then for the first time in many years.
As we left for our drive home the next morning, she gave us directions to where the wreath flowers were, but to the best of our efforts we failed to find them.
About four weeks ago, I happened to see on TV that these wreath flowers were blooming again, after our very rainy and cold winter (in fact, that winter was supposed to be our coldest in 22 years!). Furthermore, the TV show added that we were having a bumper season of wildflowers in our mid-west.
|Western Australia Regions|
So last week, we took off in search of this flower again (after 23 years!). Our target was the tiny town of Pindar in the Mid-West, which I planned to reach on the second day of our trip, as that was where the TV show said the wreath flowers were.
|Canola fields near Moora|
|Wattles blooming in Perenjori|
|Searching, searching - a little lost at times|
|The Wreath Flower|
|Top view, Wreath Flower|
|Side view, with wattles in the background|
|Wreath flowers growing beside a dirt road near Pindar|
|These have started to fade away.|
|I wonder how many will|