Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Watery Wednesday ~ 8 Acheron River

In the foot-hills of the Victorian Alps, part of the Great
Dividing Range, in the valley of the Mountain Giants,
Eucalyptus regnans, runs and burbles the Acheron



River, wonderful for cooling your feet after a long treck,
or just refreshing your spirit. It runs through a temperate
rainforest a-twitter with birds and with the rich aroma of
composting vegetation.



The great forest giants, among the tallest trees in the world,
were destroyed in the great fire of 1939. This is but megre
regrowth, and the big trees, if people do not stop burning our
forests, will never be seen again. This forest is 60 years old.
The forest it replaced was primeval, and it would take at least
300 years to come close, barring any more disasters, to what
it once was.

Please enlarge to fully appreciate.

Clock on the Logo to see much more of the source of life.

Thank you 2sweetand saxy for providing this meme.

37 comments:

  1. What an amazing place, so beautiful and I loved these photos. Thanks for the reminder about enlarging them. You get to see the incredible detail.

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  2. Gorgeous. I love how the sunlight is streaming in through the trees.

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  3. wow those are some beautiful pics! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your wonderful comment!

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  4. Breathtaking! How I would love to walk there! Fabulous captures as always, Arija!

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  5. I love this place, it's like a fairy dream. Want to hike there someday. Even the young forest is breathtaking. Have hope that it will survive. These are awsome captures Arija.

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  6. What beautiful scenery, it looks so peaceful. Your photographs are gorgeous.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, your time is appreciated.

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  7. what a magnificent place. the light streaming through the trees is absolutely beautiful!

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  8. Lovely rainforest images! You're right - it was delightful to click on the photo, enlarge, and crawl right into the scene. The lighting effects are captivating.

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  9. Enchanting pics of the forest.

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  10. What a beautiful scenery! Love those sunrays finding the way through the forest! Beautiful shots!

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  11. Beautiful trees. Love the shaft of light coming down in the second shot!

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  12. These are great photos, very dreamy and peaceful and picturesque. A postcard material. Sometimes, I do not understand, we get forest fires here and it is just a waste. Sometimes intentional and sometimes accidents. A very lovely post.

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  13. It looks very beautiful again, but what a disaster fire can cause, when people are not careful.

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  14. Beautiful shots. The rays of the Sun through the branches of the tree has come very nice.

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  15. amazing beauty of nature!! love it...have a great one!

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  16. Enchanting! I agree with you, running water in a shady glade is one of life's pure delights. I am blessed to have both at the foot of my garden, it's my favourite thinking spot..

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  17. I can only imagine all the mysteries that await you as you wander through those glorious woods. Amazing photos, Arija.
    Thanks for stopping by :D

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  18. I so love these woodland photos - the atmosphere - oh bliss!

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  19. The trees, especially in your second photo, are majestic! I hope they get the years needed to grow to their previous stature and glory.

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  20. thank you once visited a village home pages! nice week!

    beautiful photos :)

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  21. Absolutely breathtaking! And where were you standing when you took the first phhoto? And if I were to draw a portrait of you as a naturalist photographer what would you be wearing and are you wearing boots and would it be in the forest or among the rocks?

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  22. So wonderful..... lovely scenery and yes, after a long trek it would be good to soak your feet in that inviting water.

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  23. Hi Arija, I have an award for you posted on my blog. If you would like to pick it up please stop by :D

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  24. Wow! These are stunning! I really, really love that first shot. Feels like such a world far away with the sun trying to find it's way through those tall trees. Beautiful! It wouldn't surprise me to see a unicorn or centaur appear. :-)

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  25. Beautiful photos of really beautiful forest. I like the sunlight coming through the tree branches. I can imagine myself being there and hearing the sound of the forest; its trees and leaves, song of birds, whisper of the wind, gurgle of water...

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  26. what a nice image, would love to walk there.

    thanks for visiting my blog, but please,next time give my your URL instad of the email. It is easier fo me to find your blog then :)

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  27. Fire is frighteningly destructive but natures regrowth after such disaster is really miraculous.

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  28. It is a pity the primeval forest burned - you make the forest do look magical, though!

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  29. These are amazing. Everything is so wonderfully big!

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