During the past few days, nature has been wowing us with her beauty. On Monday my husband captured these parading pelicans on the pond below our house. Sadly I was out and about and missed them.
Full moon the same evening.
Sunset the following day.
Sunrise this morning.
By the time I got my camera, I had missed the fiery reds that filled the sky.
Today, an hour's drive had us in the Springbrook National Park. Often visited because of its rainforests and waterfalls, it was chosen for this week's hike, as a rain event at the weekend, dumped over 4 inches in a 24 hour period.
Top of the Purling Brook Falls.
View before our descent
Tanninaba Falls halfway down to the Purling Brook Falls
First view of its base.
So difficult to capture its full height.
I was mesmerised by the cascade of water tumbling over the rocks at its base.
After hiking a further 2 kilometres to the Waringa Pool, we returned to the base of these falls and crossed over the footbridge put in place earlier this year to create a circuit walk. A total of 8kms hiked on this trail.
Crossing the bridge I was able to get a better view of this wonderful cascade. We were surprised at how clear the water was, only 3 days since the downpour. The forest floor showed every evidence of torrents of muddy water.
The wonderful sound of the water tumbling over rocks, roots and tree stumps, accompanied us for the majority of this hike.
Waringa Pool and waterfall
The many faces of the rainforest trail.
The view to the Gold Coast, as we made the descent to the Twin Falls, a short, steep, 2 km hike.
It isn't the wildflower season. The only colour we spotted was from these golden brushes of a grevillea, catching the afternoon sunshine.
On our return to the trail head, we enjoyed a coffee before heading home. We loved the company of these birds, as we relaxed in our peaceful surroundings. Unusually, they remained still long enough for a few photos to be snapped. The yellow is a Yellow Robin, but I haven't been able to identify the lovely, silvery blue bird as yet.
Only three in our gang this week, but we agreed that we should make our next rainforest visit, sooner rather than later.
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