These gorgeous entities are everywhere …often in family groups nestled in amongst the gum trees. They say they only grow a couple of cms a year.
They are remarkably hardy plants able to survive the fiercest of bushfires…..their symmetry leaves me open mouthed at times.
They are prolific and after a bushfire you can see them pushing up through the soil along the sides of the road…any cleared space really.
The cliffs close to where we were staying were made of jagged limestone, worn into gloriously fantastical shapes at the whims of the wind, the sea and salt spray
The vegetation hugging close and dense, footholds tightly twined into the rocky sand
Colours vibrant and lush
Fleshy, succulent attuned to this harsh yet wondrous environment