Monday, February 16, 2009

MY WORLD ~ 15 Temperate Rainforest

Please click on any photo to enlarge.



New leaves on a Tree Fern, Dicksonia antarctia
unfurling



new growth on another at the forest's edge. In the
background Northophagus antarctica, from the
days when the continents were still joined.



a valley a little further with a river flowing through
it. These Tree Ferns were the understory of beautiful
Eucalyptus regnans, the kings of the forest which did
not survive the fires a few years ago



a stand of the regal regrowth after the 1939 fire



this is what it looks like two to three years after
a bush fire, on the left the fire must have been a little
less fierce and the timber at least partly useable and
felled. The forest on the right was reduced to match
sticks. How many of the live trees in my photo of
last November have survived I do not know. With such
extreme fire condition my heart is heavy and fearful for
the lovely forests I have previously posted.

Thank you Klaus and MY WORLD team for giving us
this lovely meme.

52 comments:

  1. Somehow life has a way of starting anew...we just must believe:) Beautiful photos!!

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  2. Dear Arija, I am happy to have your visit in my blog.My biggest sympathy for Australia of such a sad sad bush fire. I hope we all can learn something from this case and able to do something in the future.
    About my rose, I'm so sorry that we don't know the name of this white rose, nor the red one. We have no Indonesian name for them, and we don't know the latin name either. However, our new rose here is growing amazingly. This white roses stay about a week. The red one only stays for more or less two days. Both smell so lovely.
    Greetings from Mama's garden all the way from East Borneo. Thank you for your beautiful pictures, wonderful world, lovely flowers, and all the 'citizens' of the nature you capture through your lens. XO Mariamellie

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  3. One of the hardest parts is the waiting... but those little fronds give some Hope.

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  4. Arija: Wonderful captures from your part of the world. I enjoy the ferns as they open.

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  5. Your first photo of the tree fern leaves is w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l!!!

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  6. It brakes one's heart to see nature so bruised, Arija.
    It takes so long to heal. But you have to admire earth tenacity.
    Hope you are feeling better my dear. I think of you often and send positive thougths your way.

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  7. Though the trees are bruised, they'll grow back, not giving up hope to serve the world. We should learn from them and follow.
    Glad to see you back here, Arija. Hope you're getting better or better, recovered.

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  8. Here in Canada we call those curled baby fronds "fiddleheads." They'e grown commercially and sold in the grocery stores in spring, to be boiled (several times to get the bitterness out) then eaten with butter and salt.

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  9. I'm always fascinated by your photos,.. plants and flowers that we don't have here in northeast USA. The fern trees are amazing. It is always sad to witness fire's devastation, but eventually Mother Nature has her way and new life rebuilds the forest. However, I still shed tears for what is lost.

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  10. The changing weather in the world is truly distressing to me. We have been laboring under a drought here for the past several years, though this past year was not nearly as bad as was feared. My heart goes out to your beautiful country. You have been in my prayers.

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  11. Really beautiful, Arija! I love the ferns too and you have some beautiful skies as well! Thanks for sharing, have a good week!

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  12. Wonderful pictures, Arija, so beautiful! I love the fern trees so very much! Hopefully the bushfires have not destroyed the woods you showed us, and I hope the fires will be over soon.
    Thank you for your visit on my blog and for enjoying my pictures :)
    Have a good time and keep recovering!
    With all my best wishes, Maria

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  13. I am very much sorry for the catastrophe that affected your country. I especially feel sorry for those who lost their lives and for those who lost their dear ones and their homes and for the animals that were affected too. Nature will find the way to regenerate itself, but lost human life nobody can return.
    I hope you are feeling better after the surgery. Best wishes for your complete recovery.

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  14. Hi Arija, Thank you for finding out the name of the tree for me. Seeing it was growing in the street which would hardly be watered I just presumed it was an Australian native! Love the ferns you posted today.

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  15. Lovely shots of some o the flora in your temperate rain forest.

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  16. I love the delicate fern fronds uncurling - so beautiful.

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  17. Those unfurling fiddleheads look like the center of a flower bloom. Good to see the marvelous regrowth. Always sad to see the first aftermath of a fire.
    Hope you are well and safe. Hugs!

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  18. So sorry for you - Arija! For your whole country. My father lived in Australia as a youth and loved every bit of it. I've always wanted to go there, and am sure I will at some point. If Niger had not caught my heart's attention, I am sure Australia would have!
    Thinking of its people, and its beautiful landscape,
    Esther

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  19. They are beautiful plants. So big and full of color.

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  20. Hi Arija, I am glad you are back again! aaayour photos are so typically Australian with tree ferns. They are so decorative. How sad is the look of a forest that has been damaged by fires.
    You are quite right about the coloured sands. There seems to be several parts in Australia which are called like that. How wonderful it must be to have the various colours of sand between two sheets of glass like a painting, and being able to change the pattern without mixing them.

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  21. Beautiful photos. Excellent post.

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  22. These are magical and so very different form anything in my world. I still cannot comprehend fully the devastation to your country. Terrible waste.

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  23. Beautiful photos of the tree ferns.
    I hope the fires have left at least some of the forest untouched for you to enjoy.

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  24. How beautiful the forest is. It brings hope after the devastation.

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  25. Hi Arija, I am always enchanted with ferns and their intricate way to unfurl their new leaves.
    I have been to the temperate Rainforests up in the tableland Dorrigo way Northern NSW. When I was there it was dripping wet, but it also can get very dry there. I hope you didn't have any fires your way as it is so devastatingly dry.

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  26. Beautiful shots, no matter what the forest has gone through...

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  27. Thanks for posting this, Arija. There will be new growth and hope for those areas in Australia affected by the horrible fires. I love the closeup shot especially.

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  28. Are those fern above edible? Beautiful scenes of the hidden places! Love this set!

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  29. Nature picking up her head slowly but beautifully.
    Felt really sad reading about the bush fire tragedy ta hit your nation.

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  30. It makes me sick to my stomach to think of all the people and wildlife who are impacted by your fires..I am so sorry.....Michelle

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  31. Ferns are so much fun to take photos of!

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  32. Sad to see the results of fire! But from the ashes new growth returns, too long for us to see, but the beauty will be here for generations to come.

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  33. These are all fascinating, but I couldn't stop staring at the first shot. That one should be framed!

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  34. Hello Arija, thank you for this very interesting look into your world. I enjoyed my tour, great photos!

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  35. Such beautiful pictures you have taken and the flora is stunning.

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  36. Wonderful pictures, especially the first one and last one. My sympathies on the terrible fires is AUS.

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  37. The tree ferns are so interesting.. I find it quite fascinating.

    Here in the forests in BC, we have so many forest fires each summer caused by the lightning storms and with them being so dry and I see so many trees go up in flames and homes get burned... it's so scary so I can understand the fears you go through.

    I hope you are feeling well.
    Hug♥

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  38. Those are beautiful photographs. I hope that the regrowth after the latest fires will be swift. I know it's hard thinking about the loss of new growth.

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  39. Brilliant photograhy as normal and a vivid, stark reminder of the terrible fires that you are experiencing in Australia. All I can hope is that things improve. mSorry to hear that you haven't been well. Keep up the good work and thanks for your very kind posts on my site. And thank you for sharing Your World with us.

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  40. Arija, so glad you are back to posting again! I hope your health continues to improve. I love the "fiddle heads" of ferns unfurling. Living here in AZ we have Eucalyptus trees, which are new to me and so massive and beautiful! I am so sorry about the fires!

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  41. Hello, Arija. Whoa! I have never seen a tree fern before. So incredible! I would love to lie beneath a canopy of them. You have such gorgeous photos. I love to stroll through gardens and to see all the little miracles.

    I'm also glad to hear you are out of the hospital. What an unexpected and tragic length of stay, but I'm glad you're home now. Hope you are recovering well. Hugs to you.

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  42. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful, as always. It's good to see the forest regenerate after a fire, but the destruction is terrible and the loss of life this year is horrifying.

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  43. I have a passion for fiddleheads. I can't explain why, somehow they touch my heart. They look so fragile and tough at the same time.

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  44. Your photos are wonderful. Do you think we will learn from all this?

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  45. Arija: those tree ferns are fascinating! I do hope that you are recovering nicely and are getting stronger each day.
    love and light NG xo

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  46. sad about the fires but your photos are very pretty

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  47. Arija, thanks for your visit. You are right, it is four leave clover, I was thinking about that too, and it is for you :))))
    Best wishes and hugs, Maria

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  48. Arija these are fantastic photographs. The fronds are amazing. It is always a sad and eerie sight to see a burnt forest. Take care my dear friend.

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  49. Beautiful, the fern fronds all growing upwards look so good, almost dancing. I do hope these have not been destroyed by the disastrous bush fires, and that you are safe.

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  50. I love that tree fern. Nice to see green and growth. Fire is so scary. Forests grow back, but so slowly. I just saw evidence of past fire on Mt. Lemmon, too and it is so sad.

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