"Autumn asks that we prepare for the future .... that we be wise in the ways of garnering and keeping. But it also asks that we learn to let go .... to acknowledge the beauty of sparseness." Bonaro W. Overstreet
"From the east to the west sped those angels of the Dawn, from sea to sea, from mountain-top to mountain-top, scattering light from breast and wing. On they sped out of the darkness, perfect, glorious; on, over the quiet sea, over the low coast-line, and the swamps beyond, and the mountains above them; over those [...]
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” John Lubbock, The Use Of Life Inspired by Ailsa's Travel Theme .... Grasses
“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.” ― Plato, The Symposium Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge .... Half and Half
The Ramshead Range is part of the Snowy Mountains, located in the Monaro region of New South Wales and the Alpine region of Victoria, Australia. The peaks of the range are around 2,100 metres, with Mount Twynam at 2,178 metres. Because the Australian Alps are only of modest height, glaciers were formed only on the very [...]
In the teeth of an alpine gale a few nights ago, I managed to hold the tripod still enough to capture a fleeting and subtle image of a Moon Bow arching across the Thredbo/Crackenback Valley in Kosciusko National Park. A moonbow (also known as a lunar rainbow or white rainbow), is produced by light reflected [...]
In response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge .... TwinklePragueFairmont Empress Hotel - Victoria, Vancouver IslandParis - City of LightVenus over KozskiuskoMauna Kea - Big Island, Hawaii
This week's Photo Challenge is SPRING & Ailsa's Travel Theme is CLOSE-UPBorrowing Vladimir Brezina's Windagainstcurrent great idea of combining the 2 .... Here is my interpretation:At the foothills of the Ramshead Range in Koszkiusko National Park, NSW the early days of Spring 2013 bring sunlight to the banks of the Thredbo River. Melting snows awaken [...]
This week's Challenge is LAYERS I've used these previously in my travelling posts I know, but there are no better images in my collection to show layers. These are Lenticular clouds over Thredbo in the NSW Snowy Mountains in September 13. Lenticular clouds (Altocumulus lenticularis) are stationary clouds that form in the troposphere, normally in [...]
Some of these images were posted (in colour) a week ago from Crackenback in the Thredbo Valley. Snow was falling on the Ramshead Range with the sun setting below the ridge line - illuminating the cold cloud layer rolling into the valley.
Imaged 15 October 2013 from Lake Crackenback, Thredbo Valley across to the Ramshead Range
Cumulonimbus clouds forming over the Kosciuszko Main Range yesterday. Imaged from a gale swept Charlotte Pass.
A perfect spring day on the Thredbo and Little Thredbo Rivers, NSW Australia.
A cold front moves across the Ramshead Range in the Thredbo Valley bringing late snow to the upper peaks.
Ailsa's Travel Theme this week is Green.
Dawn at Three Mile Dam .... Snowy Mountains, Australia Fiordland - New Zealand http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/11/23/travel-theme-liquid/
"There in its basin, right on top of the mountains it lay ... The great broad circle of it in the rolling landscape, blue and silver to the sky... Shivering in the slightest breeze. Rimmed with low banks, where alpine daisies glittered like snowflakes among the flowering heath, and guinea-flowers and bulbine lillies ... [...]