On our return journey from Craig’s Hut…

…we stopped to view and photographed the Summit Tree…

Mt Stirling Summit Tree recognised as a living treasure


…then over the hill for a view of The Bowl.

The Silver Grey flora is actually Snow Gums

that were burnt in a bushfire around ten years ago.

The darker green patches are new regrowth,

which is slow for a eucalypt, however,

normal for higher colder climates.


Literally across the road from the

Summit Tree is The  Pinnacle.

A 360-degree view is possible from The Pinnacle.

In bygone years I would have jumped

at the possibility of photographing that view.

However, coughing and spluttering as I was

I decided to rest and clear my lungs.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Over-The-Hill

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Over-The-Hill

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Over-The-Hill

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:…Over-The-Hill

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Sofia:…Over-The-Hill

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Donna:…Over-The-Hill





Weekend Black and White


Craig’s Hut

Mount Sterling

Victorian Alps.

This hut was where many scenes from the movie

The Man from Snowy River

were shot.





0500 Saturday – 1900 Monday





Topiary…Palace of Versailles


Red vehicle



Hobbiton…inside out

Craig’s Hut

Craig’s Hut…Inside out








practical contact with and observation of facts or events

A few years ago My Good Wife decided that we would

take a Hot Air Balloon ride over Melbourne

to celebrate our wedding anniversary.


It did eventuate on our second try….the first time

being cancelled at 0345 the morning of the event

due to higher than wanted winds.

Ever since with the exception of COVID years,

it has been a wedding anniversary experience 


Earlier this year our experience was a day trip to

Craigs Hut which was featured

in the 1980-81 movie

The Man From Snowy River


Tom Burlinson and Kirk Douglas

At 1450 m (4757 feet) above sea level, even in early April

warm clothing was a must.








the most successful point;
the culmination.


After walking up a gentler slope behind me,

as much as I wanted to take in

the 360-degree view from

the pinnacle of Mt Stirling

I decided to forgo this walk

as the wind and asthma style

breathing had got the better of me.





the extreme edge of land before
a steep slope or a body of water

The Bowl

Mt Stirling

1725 metres or 5659 feet above sea level.

A few metres in front of me is the brink of a steep slope

that forms one side of the area known as The Bowl.

The silvery-grey flora, down in The Bowl,

are Snow Gums that were burned

in bushfires about ten years ago.

Commemorating firing of

The First Shot of World War 1,

100 years earlier, from

Point Nepean National Park,


August 5th,


And now the world is nearly on the brink of a third World War