Tuesday, April 26, 2011

high country










These were taken yesterday from the viewing platform that looks out upon the highest mountain in Australia, Kosciusko. It is breathtakingly beautiful up there. It has a desolate beauty with bare looking, rolling, rocky mountains, but if you look really closely you will see the vivid colour in the native fauna.

From here it is either a 16 or 18 km walk to the summit. I am quite keen to do it when Violet is older. I have pleasant memories of doing the walk with my family when I was about 10.

As we drove through the towns and caught little bits of their Anzac parades, it made me feel even more appreciative of this beautiful country that we have here.

9 comments:

Christina said...

It's absolutely beautiful. We certainly have a land of stunning contrasts.

Sadly I missed the ANZAC day proceedings, laid low with a wheat pack and paracetamol instead.

Becky said...

Wonderful photos. I love little trips like this and we are planning one for our 16th wedding anniversary weekend after next. Enjoy those adventures!

Tammi said...

Oh wow....that is some seriously gorgeous country you have so close to home :)

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Incredible. I love the branches against the sky. Will have to visit one day when we have the money.

Tracey said...

spectacular photos

yardage girl said...

Absolutely beautiful photo's. We are so very lucky to live in Australia. Loving your blog - it's wonderful! Nic

Susan said...

what a spectacular view!

BLD in MT said...

Amazing photos of your amazing countryside! How wonderful to be able to explore and enjoy such a wonderful place with your family.

I grew up in eastern Montana, USA and it too is land of amazing desolate beauty. Many people think it is ugly and empty (especially compared to the mountainous west). I say they just aren't looking close enough! There is so much beauty there.

zigsma said...

Yes it is absolutely stunning. I love that it's not the typical Australian beach etc landscape. Did you drive through Cooma? That's where I was born!