I presume this is a native tree, however,
its name remains a mystery.
Flowers were probably past their best
or had not arrived when I captured
this image on Monday.
Hopkins Falls, on the Hopkins River…
…is a few kilometres out of Warrnambool
in Victoria’s SouthWest.
At only 12 metres high it is not a high falls however,
it is 90 metres wide which compensates it lack in height.
This is an August (winter) photo.
During summer months while there is
still water flowing it is nothing like this.
…nearby Lal Lal Falls.
In 2014 we visited Victoria Falls
in Zimbabwe .
Four years later, it was Alberta’s,
Athabasca Falls In Canada.
For 55 years lived less than an hour
from Warrnambool’s, Hopkins Falls.
The only time I remember visiting these falls was
when number one Son wanted some photos
for a geography assignment I set his class, in 2003.
As it was a February/March assignment,
there was little or no water flow.
I had to wait another fifteen years and drive two hours
from Geelong to capture this photo.
We have recorded 365 points of rain for April
and 10 inches for the year so far.
We only recorded around 20 inches of rain
for all of 2019.
Hopkins Falls after winter rains.
Hopkins Falls is near Warrnambool,
in Victoria’s South-West,
and was our shopping centre
while living on the farm.