Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells
Christmas Bells - Blandfordia nobilis

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Owen's forest and waterfall

Down in the steep valley, beside Upper Fountaindale Road there is a little creek which flows permanently.

After rain it makes a very significant flow, complete with several small cascades. For artistic licence, let us call them waterfalls.

The rainforest in this deep gorge has wonderful large vines (lianas), which are covered with mosses, lichens and in many cases, fungi as well.

The waterfalls are over head-height, but they are not great leaps of water, of course. Still the sound of running water, the spray, the light, is all that one would want in your own back yard.

Blessed is he with this waterfall to call his own.
(As usual, click on the images, for a better look.)

Of course, this waterfall and forest comes with its own Forest Sprite, in a yellow rain jacket and trousers. You would be disappointed, if that was not the case, would you not?
Wikipedia assures me that I ought not refer to this character as a Leprechaun, as that would risk being an offensive stereotype. Perish the thought.
I am grateful to this cheery character for permission to visit his waterfalls, and forest.

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