|I am imagining a strawbale main house, (it's good to dream I say!)|
|I am imagining a Strawbale Studio with Mezzanine floor and high ceilings (it's good to dream I say!) |
After leaving Litchfield National Park, we headed to Katherine and camped at the the Springvale Homestead.Where I found my design for a straw bale house and studio. I really love the earthy beauty, A framed roof, the cute patio, the handmade bricks the rough edges. I'd surround the buildings with rambling roses that climbed all over the buildings. Oh! such a romantic. Rod would soon snap me out of that, his only concern would be roots taking over the guttering, and burrowing into all nooks and crannies. (It's good to dream I say!) We plugged into power, regrouped and decided what to do next. Either head home back to Queensland or make our way to the Kimberley.
We headed off to Kununurra Western Australia and camped at the base of the Mini bungle bungles. Kununurra is a lovely little town. I spent a lovely hour walking around and sitting in the Lovell Gallery, reading artists, books on poetry and art and flipping through Australian art magazines. It was such bliss.The galleries mascot is a Boab Tree outside the front of the gallery dressed up with a large pink ribbon. Inside there was baskets of Boab nuts. What made this visit even more interesting was the amount of effort that was gone too to display the connecting stories to all of the exhibited displays, from the pink ribboned Boab Tree to where and how the boab nuts were sourced. Personal stories of travels and meeting people.
You can never see too many flowers. These are some lovely wildflowers we saw on a walk around the mini Bungle Bungles
all photography by Candice Herne and Rodney Nash