Monday, July 20, 2009

MY WORLD ~ 35 * Snow in the High Country*

The Victorian Alps where we spent some magical time
last autumn with an unseasonally early 8" snowfall.



On the way up, a view to Mt.Feathertop and new snow.



Along the way a forest destroyed by fire years earlier.



Snow clinging to the bare branches like a flock of parrots



If you enlarge this, you will see the road winding
'ever on and on back to the place where it began'



view across the mountains, it is worth enlarging all of
them even if I say so myself.



A corrugated iron mountain hut used by once resident
meteorologists.



Snow Gums, Eucalyptus pauciflora, weighed down by snow



and a gift to me, a few pure white Snow Lilies.
We so seldom get snow where we are, well over 1,000
miles away that this was a major unexpected treat.

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58 comments:

  1. Such beautiful pictures. If its any consolation, fire can be good for the soil,and snow has a wonderful effect on the snow too. Heres hoping your trees regenerate.

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  2. These images are gorgeous, my friend. I like the hut shot very much.

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  3. Oh wow, these photos are truly magnificent and I enjoyed every one. What spectacular scenery! I'm glad you reminded us to enlarge them as you can see so much great detail. Thanks for sharing them.

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  4. Arija: Thanks for aharing this, when I think of Austrailia I never think of snow.

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  5. most lovely captures...each one more beautiful than the next.
    enjoy.

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  6. These are all very pretty.

    It's summer here and I really don't want to think about winter's beauty quite yet. :0)

    Thanks for stopping my my blog. All of your photos are very lovely!

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  7. Must be wet clingy snow, to hug the branches like that - what a magical place!!

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  8. Those fire-destroyed trees have taken on such an unearthly look Arija - and oh how I wish we had mountains like that!

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  9. Gorgeous shots, indeed, Arija! How fun and a little strange to see all the snow there while we're enjoying such a lovely summer here! And it always does make such a difference when you enlarge the shots! It all looks so remote and so peaceful! Thanks for sharing a lovely, snowy drive!

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  10. Lovely shots!
    It must have been fun freezing digitally the already frozen stuffs.

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  11. Beautiful scenery, especially with the early snowfall decorating the trees and landscape. I wouldn't have thought of eucalyptus trees with snow on them.

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  12. Gorgeous!
    It's over a hundred degrees at my home today, so your lovely snow photos were very refreshing!

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  13. Beautiful Australia. Great your World.

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  14. Beautiful snow whites in your end.

    We are a country of contrast indeed!

    Good morning from Down Under.

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  15. Beautiful We went in the snow as well. I never think about snowy mountains when talking about Australia

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  16. Your images are all so lovely. In the heat of the summer sun it's a refreshing task to watch your snow covered images.

    Have a lovely week.

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  17. These are beautiful shots, especially the snow capped mountains. Pretty sight for your winter season.

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  18. I love the photos of the snowy eucalyptus.

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  19. Lovely photos, Arija. Somehow, photos of snow are much more interesting when it's hot outside where I am. :)

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  20. Lovely Arija - soon enough I'll be posting snow again, too! Your mountain photos are breathtaking!

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  21. These are just like a winter wonderland, so cool crisp clear.

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  22. Snow!!!!!!!!!!! That seems so unreal to me at this time of year.

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  23. Oh isnt the snow in the high country ever so pretty. Nothing like a little dusting of white to decorate nature and bring out all the beauty of the region.

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  24. Wow! So much cold in your parts of the world! Lovely!!

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  25. Hi! Quite different to the autumn here in Norway! So many beautiful photos! :) I just love the mountains! A great road in the back I can see.
    We've several times watched the fire in the forest of Australia on the news here.. It's terrible.

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  26. The pictures are lovely.I am glad you got to enjoy the snow.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  27. A little touch of the fluff-stuff! What fun!

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  28. Not used to snow in July! Those snow lilies are wonderful. This scenery is so beautiful.

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  29. Thank you for sharing pictures of your snowy sojourn.

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  30. How cool and refreshing to look at snow in the midst of this summer's heat! Lovely photos Arija!

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  31. You have to be in love with a mountain named "Feathertop"! Beautiful!

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  32. How utterly lovely! My favorite? Snow gathering like parrots on the bare branches of the trees. What a wonderful description of your delightful photograph.

    Beautiful blog.

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  33. Goodness, snow! I spent an hour and a half canoeing today. So peaceful in My Muskoka!

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  34. Oh, so many beautiful pictures Arja!
    Even if it's far from Norway and the nature so different, the scenes reminds me of the Norwegian mountains. Have a great week!

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  35. Lovely shots of the snow scenery :)

    The link is working on your blog from the url I click through the email :)

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  36. Beautiful photos. I like the mountain hut one best. But all are fabulous! Enjoy the snow while you can.

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  37. Arija, what a treat for you to see the snow lilies. Although unexpected, the blanket of white is gorgeous. As usual you captures are spectacular.

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  38. You're right - the photos are really beautiful when enlarged. I like the hut. Never knew they had Victorian Alps

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  39. I love the delicate icy pictures.

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  40. Snow in Australia! That's a phenomenon for me, because I only saw the north of Australia. Thanks for the beautiful photos.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. France was not yet a real republique. It had been a republique when Louis XVI was excecuted in 1793. Napoleon however turned the country, and the occupied countries, among which Belgium and Holland, into an
    empire in 1804. He had to abdicate in 1815. Then came king Charles, the last representative of the Bourbon royal family. He had to abdicate in 1830. His successor King Louis Philippe I had to abdicate in 1848 and that was the moment that France became a republique and still is.

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  41. Your photos are wonderful Arija. Especially enlarged, as you said. Thank you!

    Love the flowers below also.

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  42. Oh to see such beautiful mountain photos brings me right back home here... there is currently no snow right now but it's where I live, right in the alps.
    You have captured some amazing shots and the "snow gums" is not something, as I had said before, I have ever seen. How neat!!!
    That last photo is amazing with all the depth to the hills... gorgeous!

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  43. Gorgeous shots. Snow in the high country is very appealing to me especially since we're dealing with summer heat.

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  44. Stunning photography again just what I've come to expect on your brilliant site. Never think of scenes like this coming from Australia.Thank you for sharing your world with the rest of us.And a very big thank you for your very kind comments on my site.

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  45. Very beautiful photography! Love the snowy mountains! Delightful to look at on a hot July day in Mississippi!

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  46. Beautiful snaps. I have experienced snowfall myself when I had been to Marlboro (MA). It was a nice experience in the city. I am sure this would be much for exciting snow among the nature in the mountains. Beautiful.

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  47. The mountain hut looks like it has some story to tell, I like it very much. I enjoyed the snow gums and snow lilies. that's a lot of snow! reminds me of England.

    p.s. I wandered the woods a bit.

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  48. Awesome vistas! How many superlatives could we use here. Words are really up to it!

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  49. This is an excellent series of pictures.. the views are stunning...

    Tom

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  50. thanks for visiting my blog...your pictures are so beautiful.. nice to see snow when it is so hot here. cheers.

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  51. You had me at 'snow...like a flock of parrots.' That's something that could never be in my part of the world, but you've shown me it's possible nonetheless!

    Exquisite photos.

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  52. all so pretty and quite different from my world:) It looks like Christmas!

    My world is here

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  53. Nice to see such cool shots in the middle of summer.

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  54. So beautiful! And, it cooled me off! Thanks!

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  55. Superb series of photos! Some of them remind me of the Blue Ridge mountains here in western NC. I really like the one with the winding road and the one with the snow lilies.

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  56. Definitely the best way to enjoy snow, as a visitor rather than having to live with it :)

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  57. These are gorgeous images! Love the snowy mountains and the grasses that have gathered snow.

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