I thought the blog needed a little tweaking with the presentation of the pictures. So I decided to give you more content and still put up about 9 photos. If you open them in a new window they come up even better.
On the road leading into the Bunya Mountains, the forest is right in your face. The bottom two pictures show how some roots have a mind of their own and take on ‘interesting’ characteristics.
This statue in recognition of the timber getters is outside the timber museum in Wondai. The log on the Dray is at Nanango and the diorama is inside the timber museum. I had the privilege in 1970 to actually see a bullock dray at work in the hills at Bellthorpe, Queensland. I didn’t have a camera with me that day. The road through the hills was a narrow dirt track, I spied something ahead and pulled over. Around the corner came a bullock team of 8 huge bullocks pulling a dray holding a mighty log. The Bullocky (Teamster) looked a little like the man in this photo but much older, he walked at the rear offside of the log with his whip. He cracked it a few times and believe me didn’t it sound off. They never touched the beasts with it, the cracker goes off above their heads. This was no demonstration, it was a working operation taking logs out of places that machinery still can’t get into. One of those moments that stand out in life.
I know, it’s the Shag from last week but not the same photo. You can almost hear him, ‘Can I do it, can I do it? Yes he can, who’s a clever Shag then?
Finally, nearly back to the car, the light seemed a little harsh after being deep in the forest. The footbridge is at the top of the waterfall. One big pine that I couldn’t get my arms around. I’ve been known to hug a tree now and then.
This Wren had a good look at me when I stopped to take pictures of the waterfowl. I managed to get a half decent picture of the Falcons who hang around on the road down from our place. They moved to three different power poles before I could get a shot.
Clockwise: Wooroolin wetlands, north of Kingaroy. A Scrub Turkey at Dandabah campgrounds in the Bunya Mountains. A Fan Tail in the rain forest and another one of a Black Swan.
This sculpture is at Dandabah. Art is very subjective but I believe it has something to do with the rain forest and its struggle. I like the mushrooms around the roots. Don’t remind me, it’s the same waterfall from last week. I do think that it highlights the sculpture though.
No, I’m not being lazy. You may recognize the shot on the left, I posted the top half of it last week, here it is in its glory. A view from the top of the waterfall on the right.
Even the mighty fall in the forest, weighed down with vines and roots. Another perspective and the one below that reminds me of something trying to get out from underneath a dinosaur’s foot. The trees that grow there once fed dinosaurs, I can imagine some huge herbivorous lump grazing through the forest.
I would appreciate if you do comment could you let me know if you like the new format for the pictures. I must thank ‘thisisnotbangkok’ for putting me on to PhotoScape for its free software. If you get a chance drop by and look at his photos, tell him Laurie sent you. These individual pictures were all around 8 megabytes, it was only a click and drag into the frame and viola, the pictures you see here. The whole picture is now around a megabyte yet they’ve retained their depth of colour. http://thisisnotbangkok.wordpress.com/
See you next week,