"To muse, to creep, to halt at will, to gaze ... such sweet wayfaring" William Wordsworth
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Royal Hotel, Munduberra
I was surprised to find Munduberra claiming to be the Citrus Capital of Queensland. I thought the nearby town of Gayndah had long received that crown. Has anyone heard of Munduberra oranges? I haven't, but I have certainly heard of Gayndah oranges -- marketing is more than staking a claim.
I retire from the workforce this week and to celebrate have decided to retire my current blogs and start afresh with a single consolidated blog - My Bright Field - to record the delights of my new life adventure. If you are interested follow me over there. I will still be Sweet Wayfaring and collecting Royal Hotels. The delights I discover along the way will appear together with my gardens and towns where I live.
Actually the poem says "The stark white ring-barked forests, all tragic to the moon" but this white snow gum forest is not ring-barked, nor is it their normal healthy white ... this is the result of the bushfires that swept through the region in 2003. They are reshooting from the base and will recover but it will be a slow process.
At this altitude snow gums grow low and are usually twisted into fantastic shapes. The stuff of many awesome photographs, typically in the snow. Musing: From The Snow Gum by Douglas Stewart "It is the snow-gum silently, In noon’s blue and the silvery Flowering of light on snow. Performing its slow miracle Where upon drift and icicle Perfect lies its shadow."