It’s easy to line up photos of straight angled images such as bridges, fences and power lines, but it’s often more difficult in low light conditions like the shaded and sheltered rain-forested national parks in Victoria. I love the way the tree ferns and even the dried leaves on the Blackwood trees, enhance the directness of this path way.
Suspension Bridges always amaze me with their strength of construction … and this one at Tarra Bulga in Victoria, Australia is no different. The park has many other interesting features, waterfalls, walking tracks, a visitor center, gigantic tree ferns, picnic benches and BBQ’s, huge Mountain Ash trees.
The walking tracks here are fantastic, and much safer to use in the drier summer months when the boardwalks aren’t so slippery. This national Park has a mystical quality and it wouldn’t surprise me if a forest fairy poked it’s head out from behind a large tree root – but then I can always image!
It’s always so nice to see the great turn up of people at the local farmers markets, for the arts and crafts and freshly grown organic produce in so many of the towns in South Gippsland. Places like Foster, Cowes, Coal Creek, Churchill Island, Grantville Inverloch, Jumbunna, Newhaven, Korumburra, Loch, Leongatha, Philip Island, Tarwin Lower, Mirboo North, Wonthaggi and Yarram all seem to have markets on a regular basis.
This particular photo of fresh vegetables, silver-beet, spring onions, sweet potato, beans celery, capsicum, lettuce, pumpkin, was taken at the Organic Produce Market in Koonwarra.
He was a bit of a ratbag though, and had started stripping the sunflowers of their leaves … so he’s been sectioned off with some electric fencing where he can’t do any more damage to their amazing fruit and vegetable garden.
Many thanks to Pete and Les who have been such wonderful friends for many years now. When we dropped in on them unannounced in January, they took us on a garden tour and then invited us for tea. They’re incredibly generous and nothing is ever too much. My daughter Krissi and I appreciate them both greatly.
Yarram is about 30 minutes past Foster on the South Gippsland Highway. It’s an older established farming community with a large secondary college, many churches, a great art gallery and tourist information and a very useful shopping center, especially for those who may be holidaying in the seaside towns of Port Albert or Woodside.
This first panorama is of the main street stretch of shops on the eastern side of the highway.
Yarram also has a well known golfing club which runs special events throughout the year. It isn’t unusual to be teeing off or driving over kangaroos grazing on the green grassy fairways.
Photograph of the old South Gippsland Creamery and Butter Factory at the north end of the main street in Yarram.
This town has a great golf club and some really nice boutique, mid priced and extremely cheap accommodation options. It’s easily;y accessible to The 90 mile beach at Woodside and water side towns like Port Albert.