Friday, June 1, 2012

Blue gum forest one day...swamp the next!


I am so lucky! There are some great bushwalks withing half an hours drive of where I live and even more within an hours drive.
I guess living in a city in a national park is the reason why.
The other day I posted pictures of my walk in the Blue Gum forest - today I am in the Blue Gum Swamp.


This walk is a great little 9km circuit, through some Blue gum forest.
They are the lovely pale straight trees.


Because it is a valley and dampish - hence the swap, there are moist area plants - ferns and such.
It is quite lovely.


Then the track clims out of the valley onto a typical Blue Mountains rocky ridge - drier and so different.
One of my favorite plants grows here in abundance - Flannel flowers
If you look closely you can see that they have little green tips on their petals.


They are thriving in the sandy soil here.


The new leaves on the baby gum trees are so colourful.


Up here on the ridge the trees just have to grow where they can! How do they hold on?


4 comments:

IndigoElephant :: Sash said...

Looks so peaceful Tess! I love flannel flowers too :)

Asheville Tree Removal said...

Wow I've never seen gum leaves look so vibrant in color! How the heck is that tree on the ridge still connected?

-Tony Salmeron

lorik said...

You are so lucky having these beautiful places nearby. Beautiful photos too Tess. I am feeling inspired to get in the car and and rediscover the mountains.

Ioana-Carmen said...

Love the blog - so maybe we can follow each others blog!? ;)

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