Sunday, September 6, 2009

#184-365 Millenium

This is another shot of Tibrogargen in the Glasshouse Mountains, I left the smoke/mist in this time because to please my friend I wanted to show the scene as it must have looked to the Aborigine, for Millenia uncounted before White-man came and planted Pinetrees and spoil the view. Just for info, when they planted those Pine Plantations, one of the selling points spruiked for investors was that the pine needles would prevent any secondary natural Flora growth - Wrong! The Australian bush is a rugged place, there are thousands of Eucalypts growing up willy nilly among the carefully planted rows of Pines, must make harvesting hell - Go Gumtrees!

10 comments:

mitt vattenhål said...

Looks magic!
about Gomtrees I must brag: I have a Snow Gum, very small still but from seeds I got from a friend in Oz. Excited to se if it wants to stay and live here with me. I wish and keep my fingers crossed :-)

Christina, Sweden

Chesney said...

Wow, that is a sight! You would be a big help if you would go out and pull the weeds between the pines....

lijola said...

Moral: don't mess with Mother Nature! Oh, thanks for trying filter with my Vapor post!

Pysen73 said...

Things doesnt always go as planned...

Looks like an amazing place though!

Iona said...

Okay. This is the second time you have mentioned the planting of pine trees. Have I missed out on what the story is on this??

This is a grand overview shot. I like the lighting and contrasts. Lovely . . . pine trees and all. :D
Thanks for leaving in the mists this time. :D

John said...

impressive shot. I guess I missed wishing you a Happy Wattle Day.

ellens365 said...

Such an impressive hill. Oddly- in California the gum/eucalyptus are invaders and/or planted in the wrong spots and adding to the fire danger. Don't mess with Mother Nature indeed!

EstherF said...

I like to include a foreground with the background, and you have done this very well.

erica365 said...

This is so cool- I love this shot. Definitely something that I'd like to see in real-life some day.
A local park has eucalyptus growing in a garden, and I was just telling my husband how I liked it and wouldn't mind to plant some in our garden, but I really don't know anything about it.

shadowsandhighlights said...

Can you imagine how awestruck they must have been coming upon this giant? Another fabulous shot!