August…

20140808_172037Out here, August is often a time of great Winter weather, people coming to visit and Sturt Desert Pea.  The Outback is at its magnificent best and while I might whinge about the remoteness at times, I really do appreciate the great joys of this place too.  Perhaps more so when dear friends visit and we show them around our favourite places.

Sometimes you have to travel a bit as we did to Mutawintji (more of that in a later post) but sometimes, a tip off from a local leads you down an ordinary Broken Hill street (Duff St for20140808_171855 you locals) to a most gorgeous display of Sturt Desert Pea in colours I have never before seen in real life!

While there is nothing ordinary about the Sturt Desert Pea, the ordinary 20140808_171906colour is vibrant red with black bosses.  Here in Duff St., was a display that included the red bossed red variety, the most fabulous coral and pink varieties and one so pale as to be nearly cream.  The owner of the display said they’d been flowering for months and that she’d never had the pink before.  To Ana’s delight, she was presented with a sprig that perfectly matched her ensemble!

Ana, thank you for these gorgeous photos to remind us of a great discovery!

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2 thoughts on “August…

  1. genevieve

    What amazing looking plants!
    Hope you’re having a great winter – our summer has been bizarrely pleasant and cool.

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    1. Wendy Moore

      We have just had a huge amount of rain which cut roads and caused havoc but will mean that our “desert” greens up! The SDPs are amazing and a joy to find. Like discovering gold in the hills!

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