A Natural Balancing Act

Square Perspectives Photo Challenge ~ Australian Landscapes #26

Destination: Stonehenge Recreational Reserve, New South Wales

At Stonehenge Recreational Reserve it looks like a giant tossed his pebble collection like a little boy tosses marbles. Beside the New England Highway not far from Glen Innes, dozens of huge granite boulders lie scattered across 32 hectares of parkland. Some are only just exposed, with most of their massive bulk still buried underground. Others rest on their side or stack up against each other.

Some boulders balance haphazardly in precarious positions,

while others seem perilously close to toppling.

When the first English settlers arrived here in 1838, they named their property “Stonehenge”. It’s not hard to imagine why.


While our travel plans are on hold I’m joining in every day with Becky’s July Square Perspectives Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: photos must be square and fit the theme of perspective. My posts represent the definition of perspective as a vista – seeing something over distance or time.

22 thoughts on “A Natural Balancing Act

  1. My imagination always runs riot when I drive through such places. There are areas like this up on the mountain plateau of Central Otago where the huge rocks are strewn about like the old giants just abandoned their game of marbles. Maybe once our lands had our own ancients building their own celestial calendars…..

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  2. An interesting place, I like the first photo. If you like balancing rocks Google Brimham Rocks in Yorkshire, it’s a lovely place and there are all sorts of weird and wonderful balancing formations there. Most have names though a bit of imagination needs to be used to figure some of them out 🙂

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