Thursday, 19 January 2012

Friday Fences: The Bush Capital


Whilst we were on holiday, we took the kids  to see the mountains and rain forests of the Far North Coast of NSW. Now that we are back home in Canberra, we took them for a day trip to the Tidbinbilla/Brindabella ranges.

These mountains were  ravaged by a bush fire fire storm 9 years ago (to the day, coincidently) and the scares on the landscape are still very obvious. 

Up in the mountains there is a beautiful little waterfall called Gibraltar falls. In the rushing water, I just caught a glimpse of a rainbow.....

 There is an absolutely amazing contrast between the lush rainforests and the dry Australian bush of the National Capital, CanberraCanberra was a planned city and sometimes I wish they had planned it to be near the beach…or not so cold…. and sometimes not so hot!

But in it’s own way, the country side around Canberra has it’s own beauty and charm. The sky seems to be painted with a lighter blue and the scenery is in shades of yellow, brown and dark green. It reminds me of Australian folklore, of bushrangers and brumbies.

I guess that’s why it’s known as the Bush Capital










It's Friday Fences day so I'm linking up with Life According to Jan and Jer, where you'll find lots of wonderful and creative photos...through a fence! 


32 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm enjoying taking the pictures and sharing them!

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  2. Love that little waterfall, and I can see the rainbow! Ottawa, the capital of Canada, was a little logging town when Queen Victoria chose it to be the nation's capital. Well off the beaten track...

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment Judy! I'm glad you could see the rainbow.

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    1. Thanks Laura, I was a little surprised that even in the school holidays, we were the only people there!

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  4. Thank you for sharing photos from a country I would LOVE to visit someday! It is definitely on my bucket list, but alas, I fear I will never make it! The photos were lovely - you have captured many of my favorite subjects - mountains, water, fences, countryside. Beautiful job today!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment Linda. Much appreciated!

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  5. Some very familiar landscapes here, SM. Many moons ago I lived in Canberra, during the days of the 1975 constitutional crisis. It was a heady period.

    I enjoyed your fences, and have generally had a scritch around your blog. Shall add you to my blogroll right now. Nice to meet you.

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  6. beautiful photographs on your travels, each one.

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    1. Thank you Carole! your kind compliment means a lot to me.

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    1. Ha! I think I was looking at your blog at exactly the same time...snap! Thanks you so much for adding me to your blog roll! Will add your beautiful blog in my photography blog roll too!

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  8. Hi Julie, Isn't it amazing how looking at the landscape can bring back all sorts of memories...nice to meet you too!

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  9. hi there. what great photos. thanks, for sharing at friday fences. looks like a fun day trip. (:

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    1. Thanks Beth for your lovely comment!

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  10. These are such gorgeous images. I'm always captivated by the Aussie bush too, such a rugged and vast expanse, so much beauty when you stop and look properly :o)

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    1. Thank you. The Aussie bush can be beautiful in its own way can't it!

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  11. really lovely shots
    I love the shot of the round head of the weedy thing
    as kids we called them itchy balls

    the waterfall is wonderful

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    1. Thank you! The kids really loved blowing them and making wishes on the flying seeds.

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  12. Great shots...looks like a rugged yet beautiful terrain!

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    1. Thank you! And thanks again for host this lovely Friday Fences link-up

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  13. such beautiful terrain (and fences in front of it!) :)

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  14. Perhaps because the countryside there is so different from what I'm used to I find the area around the Bush Capital quite intriguing.

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    1. Thank you! The fires changes the landscape as well. Once there were many, many pine trees.

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  15. You captured me with that first shot...though I liked them all.

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    1. Thank you Rose, I'm glad you like the photos!

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  16. It's just fascinating to be able to see photos of so many places in the world that are so different from my own landscapes. Love to travel and see these with my own eyes but sharing photos is wonderful as well. I'm trying to figure out your vantagepoint for the waterfall photo--standing on your head? :-) What a beautiful shot.

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  17. Ha! Well spotted Faye, you have got a great eye. I hadn't noticed that last waterfall shot was in upside down!

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  18. What a lovely serene spot to go with a good book. My favorite is your last water shot. It is awesome. genie

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  19. Great fence post... but I have to say, those waterfall shots are my favourites!

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