Monday, 3 March 2014

Mothar Mountain

Mothar Mountain Rock Pools is only a short drive from Gympie. On a hot day it is a very popular spot for a swim or picnic, or you can go for a walk through the rainforest as we did. It always amazes me when people go for a walk; what do they see around them, or is it just getting from start to finish is all that matters? As I was taking the photo of the orchid people walked past and one of the children said "what are they doing?" only to be told by one of the adults, "looks like they are looking for something on the ground", and kept on walking. 
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   Some of the things we saw on the walk, enjoy







 No shortage of rocks in the creek.


 Strangler Fig
 
 Rock Pools
 Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Orchid
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18 comments:

mick said...

Great photos of a very beautiful place. It's really wonderful how many different habitats we have so close to home.

Neil said...

Thanks Mick we are lucky to be that close to the bush and the beach.

Phil Slade said...

Walking for walking's sake. Never did understand that pursuit. much better to take in and enjoy the natural world as you did Neil. Even better to make a photographic record of it.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful photos! The forest is gorgeous and there is so much to see if you only slow down and look around a little.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...and they miss all the beauty that surround them. You've proved that with all the awesome photos. That bird, I wish we had them in the USA...alas.

Carole M. said...

I share your sentiments too re the walks and I got a smile from the comments made. Lovely photos from the rainforest

Gordon said...

I have to agree with Phil on that, and you made a fine job of makeing that record.
All the best Gordon

TexWisGirl said...

the kookaburras are so very cool! i like all the ferns and mosses you see, too. not too much of those in my part of texas.

eileeninmd said...

A pretty place for a walk, lovely natures scenes. And I love the Kookaburra.

Karen said...

I could spend hours in a place like that! Love the kookaburra!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Neil Well that was a wonderful place to have a walk and you photographs some very interesting material. Some people miss so much on their walks, never seeing the beauty of nature. I rarely walk without my camera with me.

Carletta said...

Sad for them because your photos show it was a wonderful place to see the wonders of nature. The rock pool is lovely and the fir like abstract art. Best to enjoy a walk in nature otherwise stay at the gym. :)

Weekend-Windup said...

Wonderful shots!!Nice to walk along a calm place and taking beautiful snaps of them.

Gail Dixon said...

The kookaburra is so interesting!

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Glad you enjoyed your walk. Some nice shots.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Gorgeous green and I love the orchid

EG CameraGirl said...

The strangling fig looks very pretty. Hmmm. I feel sad for people who are in such a hurry that they miss so much. And they have no clue what they are missing.

Connie Smiley said...

So beautiful! It must be so nice to walk with all that greenery surrounding you. I've never seen that orchid, but I can see how it got it's name. The little guy is lifting his hands in the air.