Stirling Range National Park – For Nature Lovers!

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Mike found this little king skink on top of a mountain.Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 4.49.09 PMScreen Shot 2015-10-15 at 4.59.46 PM Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 4.58.35 PMScreen Shot 2015-10-15 at 4.59.13 PMScreen Shot 2015-10-15 at 4.50.01 PMScreen Shot 2015-10-15 at 4.41.18 PM

I was just going through some of the images from our trip last month (already reminiscing) and found a few we’d not yet shared. I’m in love with this landscape and believe I could have easily stayed there well into November even when the orchid season had passed.

A few of the critters I described in previous posts are now shown in all of their glory (or partially in the case of the snake).

If you ever come across a bob tail lizard – just be warned they can really injure you if you’re not careful.  You can pick them up behind their head rather easily but beware of putting anything near their mouse trap like mouths.

– Unrelated to our trip – 

It’s beginning to really heat up here in Perth as summer is just around the bend.  We’ve been growing a number of herbs and veggies on our balcony along with some small seedlings – and I can say we have for the first time (in 5 years of living in Australia) managed to grow a rather bountiful roma tomato plant.  It’s just starting to ripen and I cannot wait to eat them with some fresh basil and mozzarella with olive oil.  That will be heaven on a plate.

I know some of you are now slowly morphing from the cozy comfort of the sun, indoors to artificial heating – and I truly hope that winter is not too long for you (though I do love the snow – so will admit my slight jealousy of missing out on snowboarding!).

I’ll post again soon.



3 thoughts on “Stirling Range National Park – For Nature Lovers!

    • Thank you Melewis, you know I often do miss snow and the cheer that christmas decorations bring. It’s almost magical in Canada in the winter with all the little lights and darkness… Though it’s getting warm I assure whilst I am embracing it now – there will be the odd day that I pray for a cool breeze and a change in weather. Summer is relentless in Western Australia (it can be 50 degrees for stretches at a time) which makes me feel wobbly some days.


  1. Beautiful images, you capture the spirit of these critters and orchids so sincerely. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful trip! We’re dealing with the mercurial temper of fall right here in NY, trying hard not to think about the long dark months ahead of us – it makes me happy to know that summer is arriving on the other side of the globe!



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