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
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.