Thursday, June 21, 2012

Washpool National Park


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The sound of the waterfall and cool mountain air greeted us as we left our vehicle. A short walk of many stairs brought us to the base of the falls.




The cool, damp gully is the perfect place for several varieties of tiny fungi, nestled amongst the mosses.




The water slowly moves away as the creek winds enticingly out of sight.







With shutter speed set to half a second, I catch the top of the falls, and consider again buying a tripod.....




Barbecued sausages followed by toasted marshmallows, a treat for the children, helps warm us this winter's day.





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A long, flatter walk leads us to Lyrebird Falls, as we listen to Bellbirds, Lyrebirds and others.




This wonderful national park is just an hour and a half from home, yet 1000m higher. The landscape and climate is much different.





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On returning from our walk we discover a Red-Necked Wallaby gently grazing near the picnic area.

The best Sunday we've had for a long time - a family day bringing new sights, fresh air, lots of fun and laughter and great memories.

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64 comments:

Cloudy said...

Das ist einfach traumhaft, da fehlen mir weitere Worte. Dazu diese wunderbare Untermalung der Musik...

Lieben Gruß
CL

Giga said...

Wspaniała rodzinna wycieczka i takie cudowne widoki. Tam z pewnością w pełni Waszego lata panuje chłód. Zdjęcia grzybków są urocze. Kangura bym uściskała, jak by się dał. Pozdrawiam.
A great family outing, and such wonderful views. There is certainly full of your years there is a chill. Mushrooms pictures are charming. Kangaroo hugged me as he would. Yours.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Yes, the sound of waterfall! I like it!

Gabi said...

Piękna wyprawa i piękne zdjęcia.
Kangurek uroczy... :)

DeVona said...

Such lovely photos capturing a wonderful outing! I especially love the tiny mushrooms!

Pieni Lintu said...

So beautiful!!!!

Greetings from Finland! <3

Genie said...

What a spectacular series of beauty in Nature. The falls are magnificent. We have many around here, and I love walking up to them. I see you are as entranced with mushrooms as we are. Loved your post. genie

JackieShoemaker said...

Your pictures are amazing! I felt like I was right there with you smelling nature, and hearing the birds. Thanks for sharing!

geanina said...

so beautiful!
this images are amazing ...:)

Heather said...

These are gorgeous I love the mushrooms photos!

deb duty said...

What a beautiful place and you took so many gorgeous photos!

Sylvia K said...

I LOVE the waterfalls! How beautiful and what terrific captures! It does look like such a wonderful place to visit/hike! Love seeing your children enjoying the fun!! Hope you and your family have a great weekend, Karen!

Sylvia

Sylvia K said...

Oh, and the wallaby is adorable!!

ladyfi said...

Wow - magical shots of a magical place.

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Fantastische Bilder...

Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Isabelle said...

A wounderful walk with your family! So strange to imagine you are in the winter time and we just started summer, although today we have a big thunderstorm, with lightning and all :)
Thank you for your beautiful pictures!

Joop Zand said...

Lovely nature and very nice pictures..... good work Karen.

Greetings, Joop

cris photos said...

Que lugar lindo, muita beleza da natureza. As fotos dos cogumelos são minhas preferidas.

Beijos

Marion said...

Spectacular, both the pictures and the fact you can face a winter day in shorts...
Best regards, Marion

Tricia Hays said...

Breathtaking waterfall captures =)

Ellie said...

What a great place to visit and I love what it is called. You got some really great pictures there too.
It is so good to have a really good day out isn't it?
I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Molly said...

Just beautiful...

Mollyxxx

marijke said...

A beautiful sunday to remember Karen. Fantastic landscape.
Have a nice evening
marijke

Karin M. said...

Wow, that's a very beautiful photo series. Sooo lovely nature shots.
I like the wonderful waterfall very well...
Love greetings, Karin

missing moments said...

Lovely area ... and loving those mushroom shots!

Deanne said...

fantastic photos- always a lovely place to visit- will have to do it soon - it's been too long!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I adore all the little mushrooms! What a great day. You got some awesome shots. I can't believe you shot on 1/2 sec without a tripod! Wow.

Wanda said...

Oh Sunshine ~ thanks for stopping by my main blog, and leaving a comment. I will repond to you there.

But this blog is absolutely stunning... I just standing in awe at your photography. I will be back for sure.

Nadege, said...

I love your macro shots of the fungi...gorgeous. The National park looks amazing, thank you for sharing these wonderful images.

HansHB said...

Awesome post! Great to see!

Thérèse said...

Bonjour,votre blog est plein de douceur et d'amour...
Trés chouette.
Douce journée.
Thérèse

tinajo said...

Looks like it´s from a fairytale! :-)

Rosemary said...

For someone who has never been to Australia you can't imagine how perfect it was that you ended with a photo of a wallaby that you just came across on your walk :) Perfect! (Beautiful photos!)

Laura Wells said...

I want to join your family on this excursion. Beautiful photos. Stopping by from Studio JRU.

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

It looks so cool there! It has been super hot and humid here so we escaped to my aunt's swimming pool yesterday! :)

Love all of the waterfall pics- very refreshing!

Alissa said...

beauitful photos!! i have a thing more moss and mushrooms, so thank you for sharing! looks like a wonderful way to spend the day.

Gillian Olson said...

What beautiful scenery, thanks for taking us along through your wonderful photographs.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Gorgeous! I want to go there!!!

Filip and Kristel said...

What beautiful nature.

Greetings,
Filip

Jo`s Garten said...

Oh, if there is anyone who doesn`t know where paradise is-it is here in your very nice blog. I`m loving it.
Jo from Berlin

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Jo I am so pleased you enjoy visiting here, it makes me very happy to know others find this spot pleasant. Thank you for your wonderful comment.

Madge Bloom said...

Marvelous shots!

Seeing Each Day said...

Brilliant fifth shot of the water. Hope you have a good weekend. Some sporting I presume?

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

What a gorgeous place so beautifully captured!

LeiShell said...

Amazing pictures! I love the mushroom pictures! Looks like a great time!

Pia said...

What a wonderful area! I can hear the waterfall, I can smell fresh air, and I can see a WALLABY! Thank you for taking me along.
Liebe Grüße,
Pia

Linda R said...

I really enjoyed seeing your photos. Looks like such a lovely walk.

Hugs~

TheChieftess said...

Your mushroom shots are quite fabulous Karen...you have a knack for macros...

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Looks like a fantastic day together! What a gorgeous area. I love all the little fungi captures! Something so beautiful about them! :)

Joy said...

It is wonderful to live so close to such amazing places. I love the mushrooms, they look luminescent. hope you have a great day enjoying the sunshine

Dave said...

Thanks for sharing your day out Karen. I enjoyed it - Dave

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What wonderful captures and the music fits perfectly....I hung out here for awhile just soaking it all in...thanks for the break into an imaginary world.........

jannekesphotos said...

What a wonderful photos, looks like you had a good time ;o)
Love the mushroom pics and the wallaby is cute.

Shel said...

Thank you so much for sharing such lovely photos. I love coming to your blog to see your amazing photography!!

Laura said...

magical images!

Gunilla said...

Great photos! Looks like a wonderful magical place.

Katrin said...

Absolutely stunning. Those tiny mushrooms are just perfect!

Marty said...

what a beautiful post ! so beautiful images of LOVE !

Dina Lettre said...

What a lovely place to explore!

Molly said...

These look like some sort of fairy tale land. Beautiful

Mollyxxx

Ocean Soul Karen said...

You have quite the network of lovely waterfalls at Washpool. And a lovely wiener roast to add to the ambience! Your "winter" is looking like our summer! LOL.

waldlaeufer68 said...

your mushroom photos I really liked, I myself also like to take pictures of mushrooms, if you fancy you look here times ..
http://waldlaeufer68.blogspot.de/search/label/Pilze
Thank you for your visit with me ..
Greetings from Germany Frank

Christina said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit....great for a relaxing day out. Love the mushroom photos :)

diane b said...

Great shots of a wonderful day.

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