Wildflowers at Coal Seam, Western Australia

@JudyEv (123170)
Bunbury, Australia
August 24, 2016 7:36am CST
One of the places we visited while looking for wildflowers north of Perth, Western Australia, was Coal Seam, so named for a seam of coal exposed in the banks of the river. The coal attracted miners in the early days but ended up not being viable. Coal Seam is well-known as a wildflower 'hot spot'. We paid to have a camping bay here as there is no free camping in the area. The expanses of pink and yellow are the various varieties of everlastings, sometimes called straw flowers. I will have more slideshows of individual wildflower varieties but here is a taste of some we saw at this stopover.
I created this video with the YouTube Slideshow Creator (http://www.youtube.com/upload)
25 people like this
25 responses
@Hate2Iron (7854)
• Canada
24 Aug 16
Sounds awesome... I really hope that I can find a meadow or something full of wild flowers. Nothing spectacular as of yet. Will keep looking!!
5 people like this
@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Aug 16
Truly awesome and lovely works of nature.
3 people like this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Aug 16
I guess every country has its own native wildflowers.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Aug 16
@cacay1 They are truly beautiful. I will some close-ups to share with you soon.
1 person likes this
@CinnamonGrl (5807)
• Paradise, California
24 Aug 16
So gorgeous. I would love to go see that. We have some nice wildflower country around here, too, but you have to go out several times to catch them at the right times, especially in very dry years.
5 people like this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Aug 16
Ours are better some years than others too but we've have good rains this year.
3 people like this
@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Aug 16
Very nice photos!
3 people like this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Aug 16
Thanks. I'm glad you like them.
3 people like this
• Australia
24 Aug 16
Wow! That's spectacular sight! It must be very lovely there in WA in spring. Are there gazanias covering the side roads as well? We enjoy everlastings , freesias, daffodils here on our land. Cherry plum blossoms on trees also color the side walks. I wish we could visit Western Australia.
3 people like this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Aug 16
We did see some gazanias. They must be spreading from gardens I think. We will have more wildflowers round our own area in a few weeks. They start blooming earlier in the north.
2 people like this
@silvermist (20100)
• India
26 Aug 16
@JudyEv Awesome photo.So is the video.Looking forward for those close up photos.
2 people like this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Aug 16
Glad you enjoyed the video. :)
@silvermist (20100)
• India
26 Aug 16
@JudyEv yes,I did and thank you.
1 person likes this
@TRBRocks420 (77404)
• Banks, Oregon
25 Aug 16
That picture is a masterpiece in it's self. I bet the Bee's love it there.
2 people like this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Aug 16
There is one photo of a flower with a bee approaching - and you can see the blur of the wings. I'll post it soon.
1 person likes this
@JohnRoberts (56774)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Aug 16
Those are lovely splashes of color.
2 people like this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Aug 16
It is great to see carpets of them like this.
1 person likes this
@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Aug 16
Very ice wild flowers.they look so sensitive, charming.
2 people like this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Aug 16
Some are quite tiny but still lovely.
1 person likes this
@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
24 Aug 16
Now that is my idea of a camping spot!
1 person likes this
@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
25 Aug 16
@JudyEv Now that's my idea of a relaxing evening
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Aug 16
@Ronrybs We haven't done a lot of travelling here lately but apparently 'happy hour' is pretty common in many camping areas.
1 person likes this
@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
25 Aug 16
@JudyEv Its always Happy Hour somewhere in the world!
1 person likes this
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
24 Aug 16
No wonder the flowers became wild if miners went there digging up the ground, it would annoy me too.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Aug 16
And now they're just pestered by tourists taking endless photos of them. Ah well, we all have our crosses to bear.
1 person likes this
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
25 Aug 16
@JudyEv Yes it must be annoying to have those tourists taking photographs all day.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Aug 16
@Asylum They get their own back if you happen to be attractive to the tiny midgies that seem to frequent these places.
1 person likes this
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
25 Aug 16
Wow, what a lovely place to camp.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Aug 16
It was lovely to wake up there and look out onto the flowers.
1 person likes this
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
25 Aug 16
@JudyEv Oh yes, that would be a beautiful morning.
1 person likes this
@BelleStarr (38214)
• United States
25 Aug 16
What a beautiful lace. I am still stunned that you have free camping in Western Australia, nothing is free here.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Aug 16
There are plenty of places where you can go and pay. The free places don't have many facilities although at two places where we went where the Shire (local government) owns the caravan park, you can pull up there, dump your chemical toilet waste and household rubbish, fill up with water, have a hot shower, all for free. I guess the thinking is that you'll hang around for a while and spend money in the town. There are books of free camping sites too.
1 person likes this
@BelleStarr (38214)
• United States
25 Aug 16
@JudyEv wow that is wonderful.
1 person likes this
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
24 Aug 16
I dont know why but i have never liked wild flowers,to me they are just too much a mix of everything and the eyes can not enjoy.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Aug 16
So do you like formal gardens to just be blocks of particular flowers and not all jumbled? I'm just curious. Many of our wildflowers are very significant and tiny but when massed together they make an impact.
2 people like this
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
25 Aug 16
@JudyEv They do not have to be blocks of flowers of same variety but wild flowers are not my favourites and it`S hard to fiind wildflowers well arranged color wise like the photo above
1 person likes this
@Corbin5 (106052)
• United States
24 Aug 16
How pretty a place that happens to be!!!
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Aug 16
There were quite some miles that we drove through that had vast areas of everlastings. Very pretty.
1 person likes this
@Corbin5 (106052)
• United States
27 Aug 16
@JudyEv A beautiful place to enjoy the peace that nature brings.
1 person likes this
@LadyDuck (157049)
• Switzerland
24 Aug 16
There are some flowers that I recognized, but some are new to me. The wildflowers are beautiful.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Aug 16
When massed together they look really lovely. Single blooms are sometimes a bit 'ordinary'.
1 person likes this
@LadyDuck (157049)
• Switzerland
27 Aug 16
@JudyEv I agree, the beauty of wildflowers is to see them massed together.
1 person likes this
@DaddyEvil (24758)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Sep 16
You found some beautiful flowers in bloom, didn't you? I am always so surprised at all the different shapes and colors nature has used to create such wonderful blossoms! I checked out several of your videos after I watched this one, too.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Sep 16
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed seeing our wildflowers.
@sueznewz2 (9969)
• Alicante, Spain
26 Aug 16
great slide show.... the flowers are a carpet of colours... sometimes its worth paying to stay in some of the campsites for the extra facilities ... but also the views and surroundings....
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Aug 16
Our campsites seem to vary a great deal in price. Glad you enjoyed the flowers.
1 person likes this
@marguicha (94446)
• Chile
26 Aug 16
A beautiful slideshow and more beautiful still wild flowers
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Aug 16
Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed them.
@Inlemay (16535)
• South Africa
25 Aug 16
stunning - I love that they blanket the earth with their colours
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Aug 16
They're beautiful aren't they? I've sent you a postcard but can't remember if it's of the birds of Rainbow Jungle or of wildflowers. Just posted it today so don't start looking for it yet.
1 person likes this
@Tampa_girl7 (25678)
• United States
25 Aug 16
What a lovely place.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Aug 16
It was a very pleasant spot. Quite a few others thought so too.