Monday, October 20, 2014

OUR WORLD - Going far North to the dry country . . .


The further North you go in South Australia
the drier it gets and the  the more the landscape 
changes from what one is used to 

we occasionally stopped to stretch our legs,
with views like this, who wouldn't?


in the Flinders Ranges Salvation Jane painted the
ground a blue-purple
where emus wandered at will


from the hills to the creek
fun watching them amble by . . .


threatening skies


that brought just a few drops to wet
the leaves of this parched landscape


we snaked our way to Stokes Lookout
with a 360 degree view


another quick photo op
for this crazy track straight up the hill


If I can manage, I'll put up a few birds tomorrow 
and the sky for our arrival for SkyWatch

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25 comments:

  1. Looks like a wonderful trip Arija. The scenery is gorgeous and the emu sighting, how lovely to see these extraordinary birds in their natural surroundings. Have a wonderful week and happy traveling.

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  2. What a great looking place!! Love the emu, too!! Always wonderful to get out and about in a new and different area!! Great captures for the day!! Happy traveling indeed, Arija! Make the most of every moment!!

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  3. Beautiful photo shots I especially loved the purple fields and the emu, thank you for sharing. ツ

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  4. Great photos and magnificent scenery. I like the photos of "salvation Jane' - a much nicer name than "Patterson's curse"!

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  5. A lovely collection of shots Arija from a beautiful part of our State.

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  6. Such beautiful landscape Arija, so very different from where I live. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  7. I just love those purple flowers. Wish I went with you.

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  8. The purple plant with the wonderful name Salvation Jane, how much better could a wildflower possibly be! Dry country it might be, but oh so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your road trip!

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  9. It's fantastic scenery. I especially love the field of purple flowers and the emus wandering around :-)

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  10. Those beautiful purple flowers with the great name -- Salvation Jane! -- could not be more wonderful.

    It may be dry country, but it is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the road trip!

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  11. I love seeing the landscape of your country. Fascinating to say the least.

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  12. Just gorgeous especially the blue purple ground where the emus roam....

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  13. beautiful scenery. love the flower and emu images.

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  14. OMG those landscapes are so beautiful. How i wish this visit to Australia in December i will be able to see something as clear as that, i love wilderness without buildings and people. And those paths are really lovely, you presented here the most beautiful, but i also like a little close-up of those lavenders. hehe.

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  15. What a beautiful place to stop in our lovely country. The landscape is lovely and the Emu's were a real bonus!

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  16. Wonderful endless fields of flowers in this marvelous landscape. Great place for a road trip.

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  17. Looks like a fantastic trip. Great to see the emus and I loved the wild blue flowers.

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  18. Beautiful landscape, looks like a purple blanket.

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  19. Beautiful pics....from your latest garden loving follower in beautiful Gumeracha xx

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  20. I'd get out in the rain for those purple flowers! http://www.looseleafnotes.com/2014/10/about-last-night-2/

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  21. Beautiful scenery! Love the purple flowers.

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  22. beautiful landscape and I love the purple hue of the flowers

    Mollyxxxx

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