Monday, October 10, 2011

MY WORLD ~ Temperate Rainforest


Let me take you to a place I really love, the
temperate rainforest of Victoria, where the
trees are tall, the rivers flow and the air smells
sweet at this time of year.


Although most of the area has been prey to major bushfires
throughout the years and the giants of the forest that used to
rival the redwoods of California are gone now, there is still
magic in these mountains.


When the understory Pittosporums spread their scent and
feed butterflies on ambrosia, you know it is springtime.


I love the trees being too tall for my camera lens and needing
to crane one's neck seriously to see to their heads in the clouds.
The scars of the last fire are still clearly visible, yet the forest in
its majesty is no less impressive than before.



Show us what touches your heart in OUR WORLD, the more, the merrier!

53 comments:

  1. Just beautiful, Arija! Seeing these old forest are a wonderful sight. I love the tall trees and the beautiful ferns. Great capture of the butterfly. Awesome post and photos, thanks for sharing your world.

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  2. This is a spectacular forest and your photos do it great justice. Although nobody really likes to see char in the forest it is part of the natural way.

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  3. how wonderful that it survives the ravages of fire and keeps coming back. :)

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  4. Fine photos of the fine nature! And reading your words. I felt like being with you there, thank you Arija!

    You used "OUR WORLD" theme,is this your meme now or how is it after "My world" passed away?

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  5. What an incredible old forest, Arija, and your photos are superb as always! I do love the butterfly!! I would love to walk there! Hope you have a lovely evening and a great week!

    Sylvia

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  6. What a magical place! Love the shots with the sun streaming through.

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  7. Wow Arija, what magnificent giants in that forest. I love the butterfly. Your photos are always amazing. I enjoyed walking through this magical place with you. Hope you're having a wonderful day. Blessings. Jo

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  8. Dear Aria, it seems to me I could sense sweet smell of spring while reading your words and looking at those tall trees that reaching to the lovely blue sky. How small we are and how small that lovely butterfly is compared to the beautiful old forest!

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  9. Hi Arija...So lovely you photo's and my favorite is the butterfly one!!
    It is such an amazing world..here you are in your spring and we enter our winter months...dear me I wish I was you right now,although today it is 90f quite unusal for Maine in October!!

    Grace

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  10. Stunning shots. I can see why you love this beautiful place.

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  11. Thank you for your visits and your involvement in the resurrection of My World Tuesday.
    Pittosporums - how I miss mine, whcih succumbed to last winter's deep freeze. Wonderful wood scenes.

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  12. The fresh look of spring in a forest is so great!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  13. Beautiful. I can smell the sweetness. Here autumn looms and the air is damp and the nights are cool

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  14. Nature has a way of pushing forward despite fires and other disasters. The tall trees are regal, indeed, as is the tiny little butterfly feeding by the elegant buds. :)

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  15. Amazing to see...I have just made a forest post myself.. it's a small world.

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  16. I love the tall trees. Thanks for sharing this beauty.

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  17. Those are spectacular - I'd love to walk around those trees with my camera and my dog!

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  18. This place has a magical quality about it. Love your photos Arija.

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  19. Such wonderful place! I love forests. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I like the first pic, excellent POV in it. Great series of shots.

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  21. Ah -- the beautiful Pacific Northwest (that's where I am now too!... but not out in the forest).

    This was a lovely post; as a fairly new reader of your beautiful blog I hadn't realized you'd visited Canada.

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  22. Wow! I find it so difficult to take shots of tall trees, but you hit the nail right on the spot. Great angle.

    I think I would frame that shot on the lake, thanks for the input.

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  23. Wow the trees are amazing! Love your shots of them. Also had a look at some older posts, catching up after my trip... adore the magnolias sooooo much! My favourites and those shadow shots are gorgeous as well.

    Veronica

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  24. Hi there - looks like where I was this week. I do love these forests.

    I would except that "haste does not always lead to speed" if I had been speeding. I'm just glad it was a soft bush!

    Cheers SM

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  25. A wonderful capture of these tall forests rejuvenating! And a very moving commentary!

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  26. Hello Arija
    Living where I do I know what those tall trees look like - Magnificent. The ones 'attacked' during the Black Saturday Fires are coming back into their own now.
    Thank you for naming the water bird for me - I was wrong:(
    It sort of looked like what I suggested but after looking it up and at the other shots I took, it looks nothing like the Common Greenshank and is as you said A White Faced Heron
    Take care
    Cathy

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  27. wonderful pics! du schreibst sehr gut deutsch :)

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  28. Victoria is a relatively unexplored delight awaiting my discovery! And your photos make it more and more appealing ...

    Have a great day!!

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  29. I have driven past some of these forests, would love to stop and wander through.

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  30. Seems to be a wonderful wood ! I can almost smell it !

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  31. They sure are awesome ~ Great photos ~
    thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked with OWT ^_^

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  32. Good pictures, I love this wonderful forest.

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  33. oh wow, the trees are gorgeous! i would love to walk in this forest and be one with nature.

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  34. totally stunning...thanks for taking us there....:)

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  35. What a beautiful forest. Great photos.

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  36. What a beautiful forest and I can just imagine the smells!

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  37. I fell for the butterfly. A really nice one. :)

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  38. such a lovely place to spend the day. i love exploring such forests. great captures and wonderful commentary.

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  39. You bring your part of our world alive with your words and images, Arija.

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  40. Oh my, those trees are so taaaaaaaaaaall! Quite majestic and humbling, they are.

    And magnolias are some of my favorite flowers. It's so nice to see spring happening in your part of the world!

    xoxo

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  41. That forest looks amazing! Love your photos a lot, the great way to reflect and to remind the nature...

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  42. Marvelous forest! I love giant trees and the smelling of the nature! The place looks marvelous!

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  43. Great photos and stories of the forest. Have a great day. mary

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  44. Lush undergrowth always seems to spring back better than ever after one of those disastrous fires, nature is wonderful. The ferns are beautiful and the flowers and butterfly.

    I think the Sun decided to stay 'down under' today, it has been dark and miserable here all day.

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  45. Absolutely incredible, the photo with the ferns almost looks prehistoric. Great shots.

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  46. What a lovely place! Beautiful photos.

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  47. Arija,
    I ‘m sorry to hear the last fire has left the scars to this magnificent forest. The huge tree in your first photo is almost divine. In Japan, the deities are believed to reside in nature, especially such a great tree. Beautiful!
    Best wishes,
    keiko

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  48. What a fascinating forest! - those trees are really tall.

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  49. That entry image, that tree is just awesome! I so adore trees, treasure them, love everything about them. Once they have fallen, even then they are cherished, life... we have none without trees. Lovely Arija~

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  50. These are gorgeous shots of your world! Wonderful post!

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  51. What an amazing job Mother Nature has done in replenishing your beautiful forest. Your pictures are just gorgeous!
    Take care my friend.
    B.

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  52. beeeaaauuuttiful trees! I just want to go run around under them . and that butterfly - gorgeous!

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