Last week we went to Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges National Park. The forest is of Mountain Ash and tree ferns. The Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) is the tallest of all flowering plants, growing to 70 to 114 metres (16-49 ft) high and live on average for 400 years. It was a humbling experience walking amongst these living giants.
Yesterday morning there was a hard frost – yes, winter is on the way! These formations were on the windows and bonnet of some old cars. It was interesting watching the light – some images were taken just before sunrise and then completely changed as the sun came up illuminating different textures.
As always, not only was I was struck by the beautiful patterns that nature offers, but also by the beauty of monochrome colours.
A trip to the beach wouldn’t be complete without the obligatory Sea Gull. I find them very attractive birds and enjoyed a few minutes watching this one looking for food.
The park is again in the South Coast region. These are Australian sea lions and an amazing opportunity to see them in the wild. You can purchase a tour on the beach with a guide who will take you to within 10 metres of the colony.
We went to visit Raptor Domain which is on the South Coast of Kangaroo Island. They have a fantastic interactive show where audience members get to hold and pet some of the smaller birds.
The week just gone by I spent on Kangaroo Island which is off the coast of South Australia. Saw some incredible things. This is the first blog of probably quite a few! These are the ‘Remarkable Rocks’ – and they really were! Taken about an hour or so after sunrise.