Tag Archive | #SquareUp

High Up

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #16

Some trees grow in the most precarious of positions.

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

Uprising!

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #15

These locals have decided the directions don’t apply to them. 

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

Uprooted

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #14

Trees in the bush don’t go to waste when they come down in a storm.

They might create a natural bridge over a waterway.

They often play host to other plants or provide a home for small creatures.

They might also become part of nature’s highway!

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

Holed Up

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #13

While the raindrops clinging to the she-oaks last for just a couple of hours, rainwater pooled in rocky divots stays longer. The reflections in the puddles seem like alternate worlds in miniature.

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

Brightening up the Bush

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #12

In springtime the native hibiscus are in full bloom. As well as the vivid yellows, these delicate flowers come in pastel pinks.

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

Opening up

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #11

Native hibiscus buds, at first tightly closed, open up to reveal sunshine yellow petals. 

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

Curled Up

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #10

A new frond unfurls from the centre of a tree fern.

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

At Sun Up

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #9

Casuarinas, commonly known as she-oaks, grow in thick stands along the banks of Carnarvon Creek.

Overnight storms bring welcome rain to the gorge. Hours later, hundreds of raindrops still cling to the trees’ fine needles. In the early morning sunlight, they glisten like garlands of tiny fairy lights.

Each raindrop is unique, capturing a tiny image of the bush around it. The sparkling drops won’t last long – as the sun heats the valley, they’ll evaporate and the miniature world within each one will disappear for good.

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

Dried Up

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #8

Cycads are endemic to central Queensland and grow prolifically in Carnarvon Gorge. Descended from prehistoric plants which grew at least 280 million years ago, cycads bear either male or female cones. While local indigenous people used the cones as a nutritious food source, don’t be tempted! They store large amounts of cyanide and are highly toxic, unless treated correctly before eating.

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

Keep Up If You Can!

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #7

Dozens of jewel coloured dragonflies hover over the water of Carnarvon Creek. They flit from one rock to the next, resting for a few seconds before zooming away like tiny rockets. We’re keen to record their beauty but, by the time the camera’s in position, they’ve already moved on. Capturing one in a photo is challenging and getting a clear image is cause for celebration.

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp