Repost – Weekend Wanderings: The Side of a Mountain Near Castlemaine

Recently I said that I was going to start deleting photos and posts from my old blog, I have to because of the storage problem. I’ve paid for extra space for a while now, but now that I am here I don’t want to lose all those post, so I thought I might try reposting some.  I hope you enjoy seeing some again, or for some the first time.  This post was originally posted on the 23rd of August 2015, so basically a year ago. 


Travelling back from the Mallee recently I stopped off near Castlemaine, I told you about it a couple days ago,and how I caught up with Bev from FOZZIE.M. She took me for a drive to a local mountain and we stopped at some of the places for photos. It was foggy and I love it when it is like that. You can get some great photos with it.

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The area we went to, for me, is really what I think the Australian bush is really like. The fog helps create some atmosphere in it as well.

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A bare tree in the fog is even better.

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What Bev wanted to show me were the rocks up there. They are big and really dominate the landscape. They are also very odd, and I think Bev loves them. They are also very strange the way they just sit there and the shapes of them. Quite intriguing.

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There are also some wonderful trees with amazing textures on the bark. The fog makes the environment very damp so the grain of the bark just comes out. I like the saturated look you get from wet and damp conditions. It is such a contrast to what it will be like in summer.

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This is one of Bev’s favourite rocks, but I think it might be one of mine now as well. Have to love a big rock that just hangs there. It is quite amazing. Nature is wonderful, not something I really appreciated when I was younger, but the older I get the more I want to explore it, share it and protect it.

 

I have a few more photos from that day, but not from the top. I’ve decided to leave those for another day. It was a great day driving around with Bev and I really want to thank her for taking the time to see me and do that. I am really looking forward to going back up there. I know there is a lot more to see. I hope your weekend is going well. I’m trying to get organized for my trip, can’t believe it is just over a week away.

14 Responses

  1. That’s a kind of tree and rock I especially like, life in something supposedly not living!

  2. fantastic!! reposts of great shots are always pleasing to the eyes 🙂

  3. Some lovely shots there, I’m particularly taken with the top two.

  4. Would that be Mt Tarrengower, Franklin or Wombat. They are the only ones down there that I know of. Great fog shots. The fog really adds atmosphere as you say. We love doing them too. May actually get some this week at Mt Buffalo.

    • It is Mt Alexander Ron, over near Harcourt. Thank you, love foggy days, just don’t see enough of them anymore. Lucky you if you get some, we seem to get rain and not much else.

  5. I love fog, too, but it comes so seldom here. You were very fortunate to have it in this special place. Amazing rocks, indeed!

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