On our return journey from Craig’s Hut…
…we stopped to view and photographed the Summit Tree…
…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.
My entry for this week’s Minimalist-Maximalist challenge
captured in South Africa in 2013.
A cropped version of the above
Destroyed by fire years earlier…
…these snow gums…
…present a state of confused disorder.
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,
And now the world is nearly on the brink of a third World War