Windows 13 to 20 begin with another trio of themes - landscape, flora and fauna. They invite us into an immediately welcoming, recognizable and hospitable world.
One of the recurring triune images in the windows finishes with sky, land and sea at window 12. Just as the mountains in windows 8 and 12 provide a south to north profile of the Cairns diocese, so windows 13 to 20 depict a west to east profile of landscapes.
This window starts with the Normanton grassland behind which is the Gulf of Carpentaria and above it the unique Morning Glory cloud formation. In the foreground are hard heat-chiselled rocks.
God said, 'Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants, and fruit trees bearing fruit with their seed inside, on the earth'. And so it was. The earth produced vegetation: plants bearing seed in their several kinds, and trees bearing fruit with their seed inside in their several kinds. God saw that it was good....
The first flora is a fossilised stromatalite and it forms a link to the reef in window 12.