Saturday, April 28, 2018

Upside down forest and the swamp creature..



I should imagine it could be a bit creepy walking along the boardwalk through the forest of  paperbark trees around Herdsman Lake when it gets dark but through the day when the sun is shining it's a fascinating stroll. They aren't the prettiest of trees but the multi-layered complexity of the paperbark trunk is an amazing sight. Funny story: It's the school holidays in Perth, walking along the boardwalk, through a swampy area, birds and things that live in the water making plip-plop noises all around I came upon a young mum trying to keep her two sons interested in the surroundings. 'We want to go home' etc. As I passed I said 'listen, can you hear? If you keep your eyes open you might catch sight of the swamp creature!' That was it, not another peep from them, they were too busy enthusiastically looking for monsters 😉 Young mum looking relieved gave me the thumbs up.. you're welcome! Kids, they're too easy :) Happy Weekend, take care and stay safe..


27 comments:

  1. Looking at all those tangled trees and roots you could really imagine a swamp creature somewhere...bbbbrrrr, scary!
    Nice pics Grace.

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  2. That looks a real fun place to walk, and really interesting as well. We saw the film 'Shape of Water' a few weeks back, and I can just imagine the man like monster lurking in amongst the roots. I have to say we did not enjoy the film so much, it was a bit odd or we thought so! Take care Diane

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  3. Very beautiful. Great idea with the children. Did you see the swamp monster?

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  4. I could imagine the creature from the lost lagoon coming out of there!

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  5. all these trees do indeed have something terribly worrying

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  6. I think I spotted the swamp creature in one of your photos. Interesting post.

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  7. Before I forget I want to applaud your new header photo - it's a wonderful shot and gives the viewer a fine glimpse of your fair city and what it has to offer. The other photos remind me a great deal of places here in Florida which are swampy and filled with trees felled by hurricanes and left to rot and some have beautiful wood grain exposed.

    I think I'd feel right at home in Perth!

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  8. P.S. You will find the Swamp Creature currently residing in the White House, Washington, D.C.

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  9. What a wonderful area to explore, PDP! Incredible trees!

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  10. I would love to walk among all those wonderful trees and look for some monster. :) Nice wee story Grace, you probably made that young mom's day. :)

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  11. De très belles photos Grace et puis j'aime ta nouvelle bannière.

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  12. As you say, they are not attractive trees, but really interesting. Just the name, paperbark, tells people one thing about them. You manipulated young minds well.

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  13. You Capture The Character Of The Swamp, Well Done!!!

    Cheers

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  14. It may not look like an oak savannah but it is certainly interesting and you certainly found a lot of creepy views. It really is an upside down forest, isn't it?

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  15. Beautiful photo's and a good save for the mother.

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  16. That was a good one of you. You should be a teacher :) Beautiful photos!

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  17. As often you made me smile big, Grace :-)
    I still have a piece of paperbark brought here in 1995 - amazing trees!

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  18. Woods, forest, The Imaginative Things!
    Strange and wonderful ... :)

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    1. I feel You could take them even more dark. (Yes, more effective!)

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  19. That would be an interesting place to explore.

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  20. From your images it looks a wonderful place to explore.

    All the best Jan

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  21. Would be fun to visit one day,despite the monster.

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