Skip to main content

Emerald


We've left the parched inland behind and irrigated crops are appearing.  I wonder if they were being literal when they named this town.

Comments

  1. I have just been scrolling through your posts to catch up. You bring back so many memories of our trip back when we first retired. keep safe from fires.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like seeing places I have been in other peoples blogs too, to relive the memories. And if they go places I have not been it is a chance to plan some.

      We are safe from the fires. They are nowhere near Lawson (or Clandulla) at the moment.

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The end

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.

Royal Hotel - Ganman

And I wrap up this trip with the Royal Hotel at Ganman.

A stark white forest

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."