New Farm Park, Brisbane

Monday, May 2, 2011

PLUNKETT MALLEE CIRCUIT

When it stops raining we have beautiful Autumn days, blue sky, sunshine and warmth, but not the belting heat of summer. In summer it is only nice walking very early in the morning but in Autumn it is not too hot to walk anytime of the day. So, on Sunday after lunch we went exploring the local parks for new walks. We found Plunkett Mallee Circuit about 15 mins drive from home. It is part of the "Koala Bushland Coordinated Conservation Area," which is where five conservation areas have been joined together to provide a safe habitat for Koalas between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
So off we go. The track is shared with horses and mountain bikers, but there were only a few there.

After all the rain the track got slushy and the creeks and billabongs were full....

.....and pretty....

.....and green.

Mallee refers to a wide variety of small Eucalyptus trees, usually with multiple trunks. This park is protecting Eucalyptus curtisii, a rare flowering tree.  I'm not sure if I saw any as I didn't know what they looked like.
I was fascinated with how the sunlight filtered through the trees......

.......and lit up the leaves......

....and the grasses. 
We enjoyed our walk and discovery of a new trail. Next week I would like to find another.

21 comments:

  1. A delightful walk. The dappled sunlight just adds to the serenity. Gorgeous shots.

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  2. Diane, what a lovely walk. Your photos are beautiful and I just love the name of your streams: creeks and billabongs. Have a great week. Jo

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  3. Looks like a very nice walk, I like it to have a walk in parcs or woods. The word "billabong" sounds so funny, since visiting your country, we use it sometimes when we have fun. My husband even bought a t-shirt with the name on it.

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  4. Diane, just amazing! Thank you so much for taking me on the walk with you.

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  5. Looks like a paradise. Isn't Nature just a joy to spend time in?

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  6. i would so love to wander there, beautiful very beautiful. i love he green bushes in the 3rd photo up from the bottom. i want that in my yard.

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  7. It all looks so beautifully lush and green. The ferns and grasses are lush and anywhere that pools and streams feature is the equivalent of heaven to me. Your pictures capture it all so marvellously, Diane. Perfect spot for a lovely walk!

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  8. Diane,

    So glad you share your lovely walks and adventures with us in blogger land. I am really enjoying your posts and am glad I have you on my Blog List to read!

    Sherry in MT

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  9. Wow, that looks beautiful ! I would have enjoyed to be there "life" !

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  10. I loved that walk with you! Thanks. No koalas though...

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  11. Thank you for taking us on this beautiful walk Diane. Everything looks so lush and green and the lighting is just about perfect.

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  12. So green and lush..I can almost feel the moisture in the air!! Great shots..

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  13. Beautiful Autumn. I think we'd feel right at home there in the lush greenery. Our kind of place. And in fact some of the semi-tropical plants look like some places where we walk here in FL (though we're not here in Autumn really, so I don't know what it's like here then. Still hot I think and wet!

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  14. A beautiful early morning walk - I feel better now!!

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  15. It looks like a beautiful walk something I would enjoy, lucky you for being able to enjoy such a walk.

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  16. It looksm like a wonderful place to walk! Cool and shaded. I hope the koalas are flourishing there

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  17. So glad they have set aside these preservation areas. Your pictures make me want to be there!

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  18. I didn't get out much today, so sharing your lovely walk was wonderful. You have a marvelous eye for photos.

    Have a good evening ...Marsha

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  19. Diane, it looks like a gorgoeus plce to walk. The plants and trees are lovely. Did you see any koalas? Beautiful photos.

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