(and sometimes the beast!)




 I've  posted before about this beauty, but at this time of year it really puts on a show as you drive up the range from Nambour towards Mapleton.  The hillsides are absolutely covered with Japanese Sunflower which is deemed to be a serious environmental weed by the Dept of Primary Industry.  It certainly does seem to be taking over here.

A close up of the beauty.
From the top of the hill looking out over a sea of yellow, towards the Coast.  
It's difficult to get the perfect vantage point due to the winding road, without trespassing.  I took two of these photos on the fly, from the car while we were stopped, fortunately no one behind us.