Sandstone Country – Part 2

We scrambled up to the top of one of these sandstone escarpments to be greeted by a sea of green.

Sandstone country after the Wet

The pandanus – one of the main palm species in northern Australia – was verdant with new growth.

Sandstone country after the Wet

It was even fruiting – though apparently you have to wait a bit longer if you want to eat the seed inside.

Sandstone country after the Wet

There were still deep puddles on the escarpment.

Sandstone country after the Wet

And when the puddles dried up, these red flowers grew in their place.

Sandstone country after the Wet

So it’s not all just gum trees and spinifex up north, although we certainly saw our share.

Sandstone country after the Wet

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