Monday, 6 July 2015

Creek


Soon we reach the creek.  Here the water babbles over the stones.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Damp




The track is getting quite damp and slippery now.  A big change from the top. The sound of water is growing.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Winter flower


Here's another winter flower - styphelia I believe.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Trees








I love the tall white trunks of the slender gum trees, the pink of the anaphora now fading since it's Autumn bark shed, some trees still shedding and the cocoa pop bark of the banksias.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Lookout


We reach the first lookout, we are pretty much at the point where the dry forest becomes rain forest here.   You can hear the waterfall, a whispering hush at this point and only catch a glimpse of it through the trees.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Upside down


Down we go some more.  The Blue Mountains are a puzzle to many visitors.  Naturally they are expecting to see mountains looming above us but our towns and villages are actually on the top of the mountain ridge and all the action is down, down, down.

Participating in this months City Daily Photo theme day - upside down.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Down we go.


Down we go.  This photo doesn't do the incline justice.  I will go a better job on the way back up.

Monday, 29 June 2015

New signs


They've put up new signs since I was here last.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Spying winter


One of the winter delights in the forest are the bright cheery wattles, there are several varieties in flower right now.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Sclerophyll


At the beginning to the track it doesn't look all the promising for people looking for waterfalls.  It is Sclerophyll forest.

  1. Sclerophyll forests are a typically Australian vegetation type having plants (typically eucalypts, wattles and banksias) with hard, short and often spiky leaves, which is a condition closely associated with low soil fertility (rather than rainfall/soil moisture). www.environment.nsw.gov.au