Light and dark at Leeuwin’s lighthouse

The Tuesday photo challenge, light and dark, from Dutch Goes the Photo, had me instantly think of this shot from inside the lighthouse. It occurs as you climb the stairwell and looks out onto the tiny graveyard.

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Cape Leeuwin is the most south western point of Australia and is named after the vessel upon which the Dutch first sighted the cape in 1622. It was more than 100 years later that Australia was ‘claimed’ by Europeans.

WA Wildflower

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From the Coral Coast, Western Australia, and growing in sand, it’s for Cee’s flower of the day. There are so many wildflowers (more than 12000 species) during the season and very hard to find all the names. This year is set to be a bumper year, with above average rainfall, so if you’re heading to the west, make sure to visit one of the wildflower trails.

Safe travels. Take water and a hat, and your camera.