Western Australian Wildflowers in Kings Park

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Thursday after work, I walked myself home and on the way I took note of the weather.  It was overcast, drizzling rain, and there was virtually no wind.  Until I made that observation I was imagining myself and my book – reunited and enjoying a hot dinner.

These are the IDEAL conditions to photograph wild flowers.

  1. The clouds cast over – help bring out the deep colours of the flowers.  You’ll find the images are more rich and saturated on these days.
  2. The rain drops add a little magic to the photos (I’ve heard of some photographers just bringing a spray bottle with water to enhance their work – but as of yet I’ve never been tempted with this trickery. Instead I wait for days like this one).
  3. The wind lacking – will help you take sharper image.

I hurried myself upstairs and changed from my dress into more appropriate warmer clothes.  Topped myself off with a rain jacket and put my camera in my backpack surrounded in a plastic bag (note to self invest in a camera bag for the love of god).

The images throughout this post were taken in these peak conditions…only a couple of days ago.

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Now that it’s the weekend I’ve been out and about moving my little legs and enjoying a cruising pace – but I’ve got things on my mind.  Nothing major except I’m overwhelmed by the endless possibilities of what to bring/pack/cook/bake/preserve? for our camping trip next Wednesday.  We’ll be out for a week – and I am exploding with ideas but cannot pinpoint what I really want to pack for food or more rather – what can I bring that will last – and be easy to prepare.

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Of course I found one of these cutie pies too.  It’s a young Opisthoncus polyphemus male.

Mike is away – so I’ll be getting everything ready before he lands.  We’ll be up early and away so I’ve got to sort out what’s on the menu.

For those of you whom enjoy camping…

Do you have any go-to meals that you make while you’re roughing it (no fuss kind of stuff)?  I’d love to hear any suggestions that you love.

11 thoughts on “Western Australian Wildflowers in Kings Park

  1. We are headed out next weekend just a short trip but I always bring frozen home made chili. guess it will depend if you are hiking in or if your like us, just stopping into a campground. We will have a cooler so my chili will thaw in about two days and be ready to warm up. I also pack ham of some kind, great for dinner with beans and corn bread made in a skillet over a fire great the next morning in eggs or fried. Hobo pockets are good with sausages, ham or beef… tin foil bundles with meat, potato slices,carrot slices onion slices,butter, salt and pepper all wrapped up and put on a stone on the edge of a fire cooking all day. I will be shopping this week for my trip and I know It will have biscuit mix on the list. Have a great time and eat well!

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    • Hello Jolynn – Yes! These hobo pockets you speak of sound perfect. And the chilli and cornbread. These are all great ideas. Thanks so much for the inspiration!! I’m going to give a couple of these a go.


  2. Mix up your scrambled eggs the way you like them (ie:with onions) put them in a container and pour out what you want for that day. Also mix up your pancake mix and put in an old ketchup bottle or similar container Then squirt out your pancakes. Hope this helps somewhat.
    Uncle John

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    • Brilliant – That’s an awesome way to transport delicate eggs and save some time and fuss. Also I love pancakes and we don’t eat them enough (I do have some maple syrup) and so yes I will definitely bring them as well. Thanks for the tips – these are going to be so easy and yummy! 🙂


  3. You live in such a beautiful area, the flowers (and bug) are amazing!

    When we go camping, especially backpacking, I like to make a hearty soup, freeze it, and use it as a refrigeration ‘device’. One of my favorites (since it has protein, veggies, and carbs) is this Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup – http://branchingowl.com/2012/11/10/mealku-home-made-cooperative/

    In addition to the hobo pack that Jolynn mentioned in the earlier post, I’ve also frozen pieces of pre-seasoned grass-fed steak (just salt & pepper). Those will have to be eaten latest by day 2, but it’s a nice open-fire grilled steak dinner treat especially after a full day of physical activities.

    Another tip that we love for starting campfires in wet-weather (or really any weather) is pack up some cotton balls rolled in vaseline. Those work miracles! Hope this helps 🙂

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    • Hello Branching Owl. Thank you for your recipie, that sounds delicious and looks it too! How thoughtful and compassionate that you made it for people struggling. That’s really cool.

      I’m going to try and make what I can tonight for our journey begins tomorrow morning!

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