The Art of Nature – Flower Art. Wollemi Protea. Originally native to South Africa, but now widely spread across the Southern Hemisphere. The Wollemi Protea is closely related to the Australian waratah, banksia and macademia. All come with huge bulky intricate flowers, producing pretty seedpods & bushnuts that are truly works of art.
Opal fever is real. It will draw you in and take hold of you when you venture into the opal fields of Lightning Ridge and The Grawin. The only place in the world where the elusive black opal is found. It’s like northern lights and a volcanic eruption simultaneously frozen into iridescent stone, forged from the ancient depths of Gondwana. And it’s difficult not to get enchanted by its beauty.
GeekPic at the Lightning Ridge opal mine underground museum. Opal fever is real. It will take hold of you when you venture into the town of Lightning Ridge, where the cracks in the earth are filled with the most precious stone of them all. This is where the elusive black opal is found. And it’s difficult not to get enchanted by its beauty.
The landscapes of Australia are truly out of this world, and so are the sunsets. This is the incredible sunset at Wollemi National Park, home of the prehistoric Wollemi Pine. It was like an Aurora Solaris – the sunset version of northern lights.