Tuesday, September 16, 2014

John Forrest Heritage Trail I.. trails & vistas.



Another up and at 'em early morning on Sunday to get to John Forrest National Park and walk the heritage trail. It's always a good idea, in fact essential if you do the whole circuit, to sign in with the ranger.. just in case! Despite difficult conditions, experienced in all national forests.. drought, die-back, government funding cut-backs, fires (often deliberate) etc. it's still a beautiful expression of our unique Australian vegetation, plus a few colourful intruders :) and a pleasure to walk.. on Sunday our trail would lead us to Hovea Falls.


This was a bit interesting.. below, growing on a Jarrah tree, a 'burl'! Likened to a cancerous growth, it can be cut off without damaging the tree and is highly valued by carpenters for the striking wood grain and colours, each one unique!


Horse trails, walk trails, and at one point a cyclist went whizzing by :)


If a tree falls down in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?


 Banks of wild freesias, heavenly perfume!


.... and there in the distance Hovea Falls, our destination.. where I had a bit of a 'thing' :) show you more tomorrow. Hope your week is off to a good start, happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..


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28 comments:

  1. Not your normal habitat, city girl! A great trail.

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  2. Such a beautiful place and what a great place for a walk!! I love it!! Looks like it was a fun day!! Have a great new week!!

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  3. Very nice places to take a walk.

    Tomás.

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  4. So much better than a city of glass buildings!

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  5. That looks like a great hike/walk! Very different from Arizona!

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  6. Some great pictures of the environment. Much as I enjoy your usual area of operation it's nice to get out of the city for a while: I'm sure you felt the same.

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  7. Looks like a nice outing for you guys, you will sleep good after that walk.

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  8. Gorgeous scenery! I love those hot pink flowers in that 5th shot!

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  9. Beautiful Australian bush scenes."You had a bit of a thing"...??? Do tell.

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  10. Looks like a great place to spend an entire day!

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  11. It looks like a good walk, Grace. It has aspects of a New England forest and other aspects of a Florida forest. (And I see Aime there!)

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  12. A beautiful trail, Grace, and so completely different from what I'm used to hiking in.

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  13. beautiful scenery. a lovely place to walk.

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  14. Looking at shot #5 I thought that someone had made a pink pom-pom cross for a 'fallen tree'!

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  15. Gorgeous place for a hike Grace!

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  16. What a beautiful place to take in some nature. I can almost smell those freesias here.

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  17. What a great place to take in the fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of the city Grace.

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  18. what a beautiful hike...wild freesia mmmmmmm

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  19. Great place for a hike, pure Nature !

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  20. It surely must have been a wonderful walk. Love those 'hairy' plants.

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  21. Looks so peaceful and quiet, Grace...

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