Roadside Christmas Decorations

Carpet of blue

Carpet of blue

It’s the time of the year where nature starts to decorate the sides of the road, for Christmas.

Native Christmas Trees on the side of the road

Native Christmas Trees on the side of the road

WA has, what we affectionately call ‘Native Christmas Trees’. As the start to bloom this vivid orange, we know that Christmas isn’t far away.

Mungi tree

Mungi tree

The incredible flowers actually stink to high heaven, but the flies and the ants love them!

So vivid

So vivid

It’s the vividness I love.

Kangaroo Paw

Kangaroo Paw

Mixed in amongst the orange, is the deep red of the Kangaroo paw.

Kangaroo Paw

Kangaroo Paw

And with all these colours dotting the sides of the roads, it’s a pleasure to be driving them.

Comments 2

  1. Hi Fleur, just came across your photographs while researching Munji Trees. I’m interested because there is talk of a Munji Tree near the Phillips River which Sir John Forrest is said to have camped under in April 1870. It is somewhere between the Philllips River and Jerdacuttup. I was just wondering if you knew anything about it as your photos look like they’re taken along the south coast of W.A, in that general area. Forgive the intrusion and great photos. Best wishes, Ciaran Lynch

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