We saw a couple of goannas crossing the road but I was a bit too slow get a photograph of them. Then a bit later saw this echidna, again I just about missed the shot. You can see a better one that I got recently over at Whistlers Rest.
That's what weekday commuters usually do - either that or stare at laptops, iPads and mobile phones. On the weekend people usually gaze out the window. There is a backdrop of cherries here but Blackheath is more known for its Rhododendron Festival held in November.
We are passing by the Hydro Majestic Hotel where people once came to take in healing waters and bracing mountain air. It's closed for renovations at the moment. The signs say it will reopen in 2012 but I have my doubts because those signs are falling down.
The grass has become so green over the past few weeks and with the trees in fresh new leaf its a delight to the eye. The green of the non-native deciduous trees is so different from the olive green backdrop of native eucalypts.
Today you get a bonus post because I have been reminded that it is City Daily Photo theme day. It is a mystery to me why people would want to deface these magnificent trees.
Also note the difference between the tree posted earlier today. They are both smooth trunked but one has a different colour ... I think the one below is an angophora, this is a eucalypt and the ones with dark rough trunks seen in some earlier posts in this series are turpentines.