Monday, January 12, 2009

MY WORLD ~ 12 Temperate Rainforest

One of our favourite haunts in Victoria, Australia
is the temperate Rainforest in the alps. These giants
are only 70 years old, a regrowth forest after the
1939 fires destroyed the original stands which were
hundreds of years old with trees up to 400' tall.



These tall timbers grow along the Acheron Way
we have sought solace here for over 50 years, escaping
the close quarters of metropolitan living.



Stresses of University exams were often washed
away on walking tours along the then unsealed
track and feet cooled in the Acheron river.



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60 comments:

  1. I know I'd love to spend time there. It looks so magical.

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  2. Your pictures are super,with the sunlight streaming through the trees.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  3. These images are mesmerizing. Absolutely breathtaking.

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  4. Beautiful streaks of sunlight through the trees

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  5. Oh, I'd love to spend time there, too! Love the sunlight through the trees! Magnificent pictures! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great week!

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  6. Arija: What a neat look at the developement of the new forest. It does look quite healthy.

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  7. I would really like to walk through that forest, and sit by that little river. Places like that are so "me"... Thank you!

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  8. What a great place. I would love to visit. The light shining through the trees is beautiful.

    An Arkie's Musings

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  9. I love spending time in the woods. It's like another world altogther. Thanks for the tour.

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  10. Awesome photos. Excellent post!

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  11. That is a natural cathedral! I'm so glad to have seen your photos, can barely imagine what being there would be like!

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  12. Your world Is magical mysterious and should be cared for by all of us.

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  13. I love to see photos like these with the sunrays through the trees. Nice job!

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  14. Since childhood, I have had such a love of trees. Like old friends. How I would love to stroll beneath these!! Just beautiful!

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  15. How beautiful - I love the way the sunlight shines through the trees. So serene.

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  16. Arija, you've got some great pictures of a wonderful place. No wonder people go there to find solace. I would imagine cares drop away with each step.

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  17. I can easily believe this place is a great stress reducer. Are those redwoods or some relative of them? I can't think of too many other trees that grow to 400'!

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  18. Rain forests are so special, each one unique and beautiful.

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  19. I love that second photo of the tall trees with the light shining down through! Wonderful!

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  20. Looks like a beautiful place to go to relieve stress!

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  21. Just LOVELY, like you Arija! Thank you for your nice comments on "my anniversary" too! Many Blessings, Sandy

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  22. what a truly magical place! i can feel the tranquility, just looking at your photos!!
    thanks for sharing!

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  23. Beautiful place you had to walk in Arija....

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  24. You have the most beautiful nature photographs Arija. I love the grove of trees and the sun peeking through. I am reminded of California's Redwoods.

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  25. I'd love to spend time there, so peaceful with the light filtering down through the tree tops.

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  26. The forest primeval, indeed - great photos of an interesting place.

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  27. What a beautiful forest to walk in. Hard to believe those trees are only 70 years old. Yet I'll bet it looked a lot like the temperate rain forest on the Washington penninsula before the fire. Great captures.

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  28. What an awesome oasis. Beautifully photographed. Feels wonderful and healthy for being a second generation forest.

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  29. So beautiful! I love the way the sunlight is filtering through the trees!

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  30. A beautiful world, Arija. A perfect spot to spend quality time with Nature!

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  31. Wow, what a beautiful place. I love the feeling of lush forests like that. And it looks so healthy for being a second growth forest, ours dont look near that good most of the time.

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  32. It's really a wonderful place, you're lucky!

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  33. Lovely pictures. I like your world! :)

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  34. Very beautiful place from where you are. Love those tall trees and so close to nature. Have a nice week ahead.

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  35. Great photos, they make me long for warmer weather.

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  36. I love seeing yourworld through youreyes. Great photographs. Thank you.

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  37. Arija, these trees. . what wonders. I need to see them , walk amongst them, thank you for showing them. You've quite made my day.x

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  38. The quality of light in those photographs is superb.

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  39. What a beautiful forest. I'd love to see it some time.

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  40. Oh the colours of the bottom photo are so wonderful ! I like all your photos , but the bottom one is my favourite!

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  41. Hallo Arija,
    ein wunderbares Regenwald-Grün.
    Meit du bei deiner Glassammlung mit "Rosenglas" Glasperlen?
    Grüsse Hartmut

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  42. Absolutely gorgeous, i would love to be able to see this

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  43. What a gorgeous place! Your photos are magnificent. Methinks I could walk there forever.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  44. This looks like a wonderful place for a stroll. Very lovely. Thank you for letting me know that the circles of stones in my picture was called a mandala. I looked it up on Google, very interesting indeed. I've seen a few of these on different beaches of the Great Lakes.

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  45. Thanks for visiting my page again. Your recent post seems so tranquil, and very pure. Thanks for sharing...

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  46. Breathtaking views especially the last photo. Such tranquility and sereneness.

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  47. Looks to be a really great place. Your pics are a pleasure.

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  48. Arija, gorgeous captures of a truly beautiful, peaceful place. Thank you for the refreshing visit.

    Your photos are always excellent!

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  49. That looks like paradise. I am JEALOUS!

    :-)

    Esther

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  50. Arija, ... such a soothing place... I can certainly see why you would be drawn here...

    one of those earthly realms where you forget time... and are allowed to.. are encouraged to ... a soul saving place...

    thank you for capturing this and sharing!

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  51. Beautiful, I like the way the sunlight falls through the trees.

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  52. I agree it seems a magical place, a wonderful place to unwind.

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  53. I love the bottom photo...I have not been to this area must visit sometime it looks wonderful.

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  54. I love these--love photos with light streaming through trees. Excellent.

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  55. I love all 3, but the middle one is inviting me to go for a walk there. Awesome!

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