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





My entry for this week’s Minimalist-Maximalist challenge

captured in South Africa in 2013.



Autumn 2022




Snow Gums


Wimmera River,



A cropped version of the above

Gibson Steps Beach

Manly Beach



Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Minimalism-Maximalism

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Minimalism-Maximalism

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Minimalism-Maximalism

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Minimalism-Maximalism

Lens Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Minimalism-Maximalism

Lens Artist Photo Challenge Sofia:…Minimalism-Maximalism





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