rainforest reflections

At first glance, our property has a nice, cedar clad house, surrounded by a large garden, surrounded by a few paddocks. What is not immediately obvious, is the other 40 acres of untouched rainforest. A short stroll through the western paddock finds a gateway to nature’s wonderland. The path should be taken slowly, not only because of the steep gradient but also to appreciate the expanse of manferns embracing the hillside.

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The mesmeric burble of a gently flowing stream follows down to the bridge where it continues, hidden by the forest, to the Blythe River.

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Continuing along the track, variant scenes unfold revealing the beauty that is the rainforest.

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Through a clearing, the house is spied on it’s hilltop perch.

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The clematis vines that wind their way through the woodland unexpectedly reveal their grace.

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A rainforest can never really be owned but we are proud to be temporary custodians.

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