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Ipomoea Costata, better known as Rock Morning Glory, is an Australian native plant. It is a fast-growing creeper with large purplish-pink trumpet flowers which is found in sand dunes along the coast in northern Australia (Western Australia, Northern Territory to Queensland).

This is the flower of the “bush potato”, a bush tucker food for Aborigines. You cook the potato in the hot earth beside the fire.

While walking in the sand dunes at sunrise, I was intrigued by the traces left by snakes, lizards, insects …etc… which were active during the night and were now hidding in holes sheltering from the heat of the scorching sun.

Tags: Flower Sand dune Western australia Indian ocean Landscape and travel THE KIMBERLEY Dampier Peninsula Cape Leveque Kooljaman IPOMOEA COSTATA ROCK MORNING GLORY

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 Mar 2014 5:50PM
Such beautiful flowers, Jean-Noel, making a wonderful display across the sand dunes. Carol

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Maiwand 11 3 73 England
10 Mar 2014 7:14PM
Beautiful flowers and a most interesting writeup Jean-Noel.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
10 Mar 2014 7:36PM
So lovely with the flowers among the sand

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
10 Mar 2014 8:20PM
You captured them all, and very nicely too!
Love those reptile trails !!! V1 is such a beautiful image..loving this series Jean-Noel.

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Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
11 Mar 2014 11:46AM
Two beautiful images of nature undisturbed.
OceanOak 6 3
20 Apr 2014 3:16PM
I find the animal tracks interesting. Some look like bicycle tyre tracks but probably snakes pushing against the sand. We used to get a TV programme, here, called the Bush Tucker Man. He was in the Australian army and it was his job to investigate bush tucker and survival methods. He wore a felt hat with a dent low at the front rising to tall at the back like a shark fin in profile.

You don't appear to be short of light to make your photos. Smile

Thanks for sharing the local information.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Apr 2014 10:23AM
I love the familiar tracks and this brings back so many nice memories.. love it.

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