Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Week 25/52 - Part 2 - Western Australia's everlasting magic - Perenjori & Canna

Hi everyone, and welcome to Part 2 of Week 25 of my 52 week tour Downunder Western Australia. I decided that this week need to be divided into two parts, so that I could show you more from the midwest of Western Australia.

From our last destination Camel Soak and John Forrest Lookout we are going to drive westward to Perenjori in the heart of the mid west wildflower region. Perenjori is situated on the north eastern edge of the wheat belt, beyond which lies the station country of the Murchison.

Native orchid lovers should visit Canna Dam north of Perenjori. Many varieties of native orchids can be found along the walk trail around the dam.

This little guy is the Ant Orchid. To me he looks like a clown in striped pants. These guys are quite small and are very hard to see, they grow under the trees. Lucky for me my husband has a very good eye for finding orchids.

From Wildflowers
This flower is the Podolepis.

From Wildflowers
Yellow and white everlastings at Canna spreading through the trees like a carpet.

From Wildflowers

Perenjori is the southern gateway to the Monsignor Hawes Heritage Trail visiting 15 churches constructed between 1915 and 1939 in the Midwest by the architect priest, Monsignor John Hawes. Each church on the Trail is different and has its own particular characteristics.

This is the Hawes church in Perenjori.

From Life Images by Jill
Here is a photo of the main street of Perenjori. It is very similar to many wheatbelt towns in Western Australia.

From Life Images by Jill
And wattle at Canna Dam.

From Wildflowers
and the Donkey Orchid.

From Wildflowers

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