It was a warm spring day. Walyunga National Park is about a 40 k drive from my house, and it is at the point where Derberl Yerrigan (Swan/Avon River) comes down from the escarpment to the coastal plain. The spring wildflowers were out and the place looked like a garden, but this is natural Western Australian vegetation and landscape.
Perth is a pretty dry place, and during the summer, this river is mostly pools of water.
In spring, however, if we have had a good winter rain, it is transformed.
We walked to rather poorly named "Syd's Falls", where there was a beautiful display of foaming water. These falls are about a 40 minute walk from the car park.
I love the granite boulders and the vegetation of the parkland here.
The birds were very active, even in the middle of the day. We saw baby ducklings! The best sight however were these kangaroo or Yongah.
They were happy to ignore us as we walked on the path nearby.
DH and I stopped at Edgecombe's Cafe in the Swan Valley on the way home, where we had a coffee and shared a piece of lemon pie. We also brought home some of the 'world's best asparagus" that they grow there.
It was a lovely day, and DH and I have promised ourselves more days like this when I get back from Victoria. Do you have a place where you can walk and enjoy nature?