I continue to be fascinated with the trees and rocks in Australia and they just seem to get more magnificent each place I visit – on the advice of my Melbourne friend Kate I took this trip out to the Western MacDonald ranges and here are some of the images I took – i have had no time to edit the photographs in anyway so they are straight from the camera. This is where I was heading
the first stop was at Simpson’s gap – a waterhole several kilometres out of Alice Springs then on to Stanley Chasm
Yes the sky is really this blue!
Tree bark- the river gum tree
The ochre pits below are a sacred Aboriginal site where they obtain the red, yellow and white pigments for skin decoration – the pigments are mixed with fat to intensify the colour.
I love the way the pure white bark of this tree protrudes from the red rock face
Heavy rains a few weeks ago have caused the waterholes to be unusually full and rivers to flow – a rare event in this part of the world! This is Glen Helen Gorge below.
And finally some tree images of course!
Can you believe the bark on this tree – I thought it looked clothed!