I’m a great believer in slow travel – Both when on the road, and when at home! I get a real thrill discovering what’s in my back yard and seeing it through travellers’ eyes – So I’m always taken aback when meeting up with local folk, and the topic of recreation comes up and I can’t […]
Where Did You Last Take a Walk on the Biophilia Side?
Where do you feel the most content? If you had to name a place or an environment that you feel most at peace in – what surrounds would you choose to put yourself? Urban or country? While cities have their attractions and beauty in a contrived way, nature can rarely be topped – Ask someone […]
An Australia Rainforest Delight – Box Forest Track
Box Forest Track, a 10.6km circuit. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve posted photo essays from our visit up to the rainforest of Green Mountain in Lamington National Park, SE Queensland ~ Here are links to: The 4.6km walk we did down to Moran’s Falls and The lovely sunset and sunrise that we admired from O’Reilley’s. On the second […]
Tree Fern Unfurling
Australia Photo Unfurling Tree Fern This photo was taken on my recent trip to the Lamington National Park rainforest, in SE Queensland.
Sunset… Sunrise at Green Mountain
Last week it was my birthday (woohoo!!) so we took a few days off to go up into the Lamington National Park ~ The first day we walked to Moran’s Falls (click the link for that photo essay) Then over a glass of wine, we enjoyed the sunset. Sunset at Green Mountain Then out to dinner… […]
An Australia Rainforest Delight – Morans Falls
The Australian rainforest is an absolute delight. Last week we took off for a couple of days to go up into the rainforest of the Lamington National Park on the Queensland/NSW border. We walked the Morans Falls track, just 4.6km on our first day. The path takes you down through a subtropical rainforest of booyongs and brush box adorned […]
Strangler Figs and Natural Bridges
Natural Bridge is an arch of basalt that spans Cave Creek, in SE Queensland, Australia. Water pouring down the creek bed over millions of years has eroded and worn through a thin layer of basalt so it now cascades through an opening in the roof of the cave leaving a natural arch bridge spanning the […]
Birds Nest Tree Ferns – Epiphytes
Australia Photo ~ Epiphytes ~ Birds Nest Tree Ferns in the rainforest Epiphytes are plants that use another plant or object as a host upon which to grow ~ Their roots are not therefore in the soil so nutrients are derived from the air, the rain, and sometimes an accumulation of leaf debris. These Birds […]
Epiphytes – Staghorns in the Rainforest
Australia Photo: Epiphytes ~ Staghorns in the rainforest Photographed at Natural Bridge, one and half hours south of Brisbane in SE Queensland, Australia Here’s a link to some Birds Nest tree ferns (which are also epiphytes)!
Carpet Python – Photo
Australia Photo ~ Carpet Python Carpet Python digesting dinner This was spotted just outside the loos at Wollumbin in northern NSW, Australia “Yikes” 😉