Tuesday Photo Challenge
In many other parts of the world a small hill.
However, on Victoria’s Western Plains it is a mountain.
Many years ago while working in
New South Wales Riverina Region,
a woman told me she ‘…grew up on that hill…’
I could only see a two foot rise in the horizon
in the direction she was nodding.
So I guess it is a matter of perspective.
The undulations here are probably
more appropriate for this week.
Two ‘mountains’ I have passed countless times
while driving to Melbourne and Geelong
when I lived on the farm.
Mount Shadwell at Mortlake.
Mortlake claims to be the Olivine (Peridot)
Capital of the Australia.
if you use you imagination,
that it looks like the upper portion of an elephant.
I saw a photo a few weeks ago,
taken from the other side.
Looks nothing like an elephant.
Oh! Well! 😦
Nearly forgot…these ‘Mountains’
are only several hundred feet high,
but they are quite noticeable landmarks
in Western Victoria which once was
a hot bed of active volcanoes.
These volcanic cones is all that remains
of that point in time.
The view over Lake Lucerne from…
Mt Rigi (nearly 1,800 metres, or 5,897 ft high)…
puts the volcanic cones dotting
Victoria’s Western Plains
Among others Mt Warrnambool (216 metres or 709 ft high)…
are only hills when compared to the Swiss Alps
and many other Alpine regions throughout the world.
Still I like my mini mountains 🙂