How wondrous to be alone in the bush. To explore and discover the shadows and lights, the textures and colours. The spikiness of the bushes, the smoothness of the tree trunks. To bid good day to friends on the track and let them go about their daily business. To watch the growth and decay. The dryness and water. The cycle of life.
A lush oasis in the centre of a eucalypt forest. Cool and green and clear. Rosellas sit amongst the trees contemplating the warmth of the suns rays against the cool breeze. Tiny flowers bloom as if to say peek-a-boo. If only for a minute. Green against green against brown against rock. An ancient place to dwell, to ponder.
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An amazing 4 day hike around the southern edge of Tasman National Park, Tasmania. Can only be done through the official Three Capes Track operated by the National Parks. The cabins are well kitted out and we were lucky as there was only 11 of us who started on the same day. I had a whole cabin to myself! From the morning to the afternoon several ecosystems can be passed through. From the cloud forest, to tornado ridge to the most […]
The earth is old. Monolithic in nature. Purely abandoned. Invitingly desolate. Grey and bold. A giant’s playground. Steadfast and solid. Too threatening to be challenged. A graveyard for trees. White with age. Reaching out as if stretching for survival. Their last breath howling with the wind as life evaporates from their twisted limbs. An abundance of life. With trickling water and prehistoric moss. Cold and hot. Ice and fire. Fluffy shapes moving in the foliage. Soft and fearless. Cheekily untouchable. […]
There are so many national parks around Sydney it’s amazing. The great thing is they are all so different. In one park alone the vegetation can change dramatically. Heathcote NP is no exception. Peppering the landscape the indigenous gymea lily seems like such a jurassic flower. It is so high there is no way to see the top of it. You can tell it comes from a place long before humans. The birds love it. Native aboriginals used to eat […]
Though poor and in trouble I wander alone, With rebel cockade in my hat, Though friends may desert me, and kindred disown, My country will never do that! You may sing of the Shamrock, the thistle, the rose, Or the three in a bunch if you will; But I know of a country that gathered all those, And I love the great land where the Waratah grows. And the Wattle bough blooms on the hill. Australia! Australia! so fair to […]
When I started off the sky was moody. Dark clouds threatened overhead but that didn’t bother me. I always love a bit of rain. It makes everything seem so much cleaner. They cleared about lunchtime without even a drop but left a few scattered clouds around protecting me from the hot, blinding sun. This was one of those days when I go it alone. It’s amazing how much you can take in when there is only the wind in the […]
I feel lucky at the moment. For only a short period of time will this exist. The tiny little wild flowers are everywhere. It is like Monet has danced through the bushland dotting natures canvas with splashes of colour. His arm waving frantically as his brush taps the ends of every shrub and bush. A festival of life. A dare not blink for soon it will be gone.
It was rather a cold and overcast day venturing up to see if there were any orchids blooming on Tinpot and Ironpot Mountains in the Wild Dogs – part of the Blue Mountains National Park. We only found one and it was a little sad as it had likely bloomed weeks ago. It didn’t dampen the trip at all as this is a very scenic area.The terrain is rocky and moss-like plants grow over the rough boulders. The subdued colours […]