Kimberley Sunset

Dragon fire, the burning flames

Engulf the endless red dust roads

Flashing white hot at first

It licks the rain-starved desert grass

With silver rim light, then golden glaze

Ignites the smouldering, sun-baked earth

And turns the sky to molten waves

That rise and fall in ochre shades

Now blush, now spice, now violet haze

Until the dragon’s final breath

Lights up the stars that end our days

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Rim-lit, rain-starved weeds at El Questro, which has suffered two very dry years

 

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The final rays of the sun lighting up the landscape on the road from Broome to Derby, The Kimberley

 

 

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Red dust hanging over El Questro Station, The Kimberley. The dust creates ethereal sunsets in shades of ochre and spice 

 

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Stars appear during the final, violet phase of the sunset over our camp at El Questro, The Kimberley

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