Curtis Falls, Mt Tamborine. Ancient rain forests and a delightful shortish walk down to the water-falls. Walking stick in hand, camera in the other, I strolled. Falling behind the others constantly to marvel at the incredible trees. Strangler figs taking over now unknown trees. Palm trees reaching for the sky. Moss covered rocks. Green beauty everywhere. Brush Turkey scratching for food. children wandering and marvelling at mother natures incredible handiwork. dappled sunlight filling the forest.
Descending finally to the gentle, small waterfall. Rocks and ferns surrounding the peaceful water at the bottom. Standing amonst the forest, simply enjoying natures ambience. Relaxed and at peace. How on earth does one choose a smallish collection of photos from stunning scenery?
Curved buttress root … looks like you could fill with water and have a lovely pool. Buttress roots are found on all giant rainforest trees to help support them on the often poor and rocky soil they grow in.
Moss and lichen covered sawn log
Arborial termite nest … wonderful nests for Kingfishers
Fern growing midway up a tree … Not a tree fern according to Rob lol … Just a fern up a tree 🙂
Giant rain forest trees. The one on the right with a strangler fig growing beside it and beginning to twine around and strangle the tree. Slow death in the rain forest.
Rainforest tree roots … Can you see the face depicted?
Giant rainforest tree .. the bark slowly peeling away to reveal the stunningly smooth trunk beneath
Stunning texture in nature. Inside of a fallen palm frond against lichen covered rocks and ferns
Bangalow Palms (it’s so good writing this beside Rob … Horticulturalist extraordinaire 🙂
Beautiful latticework of the Strangler Fig in action
M & M 🙂
“Pathway to heaven” (Rob’s description )
Humankind cannot resist leaving their mark
Spiderweb (not Rob’s forte lol)
Brush, not Bush, Turkey, as my father politely corrected me :). Scratching amidst a mound of leaves. Checking the temperature of his nest before his female come to lay their eggs.
And again …
Serenity and tranquility ..