18 August 2012

Cabbage tree palms

Their leafy canopy provides heavy shade within a rain-forest pocket in this section of Munmorah State Conservation Area.  Visitors to the Palms picnic area are informed by signage that "the growing tip - known as the 'cabbage' - was either eaten uncooked, or roasted, by Aborigines and early settlers.  Unfortunately this killed the tree."

For those of you still battling with high temperatures on the other side of the world, maybe these will offer a momentary cooling-off, state of mind.










 bracken-fern undergrowth

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful! that first shot is lovely!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I think that would be very difficult to hike through with all those palm fronds on the ground. It sure does look inviting though.

Sharyl said...

Is it just me or do those look like spinning fans?! Maybe because I want them to be! Those are lovely photos and lovely trees! What a spot of nature you've found again, Carole!

Joop Zand said...

Very nice photographed Carole..... i like this.

greetings from Holland, Joop

Brian King said...

Love those trees! You have some of my favorites. Very unique (at least to me since we don't have them).

schöngeist for two said...

*wow* was für schöne Fotos .. die hast du wunderschön fotgrafiert!

Ich wünsche dir schöne Tage!
Lieben Gruss Elke

Montanagirl said...

Thought I'd stop by and see your blog. I found you via Run *A* Round Ranch Report. I've never been to Australia, but it's always intrigued me. Maybe I'll learn something if I follow along for awhile! Nice photos by the way. If you get a minute, visit my blog sometime too!

Liz said...

They really do create a lovely canopy. I love your first shot!

Farida said...

Amazing how they ca grow so tall! If I am not mistaken their leaves can be weaved and be made into bags, hats, etc from a TV program I've seen in the past.

I'd love to get to know you better in the future by reading more of your posts. Would you like us to follow each other? Take care! :D

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures Carole. What is the third one from the bottom? I just can't figure that one out.
Hugs
Burtine

Karin M. said...

... magnificent photo work,
great perspectives for the trees ..
Love greetings, Karin

Nadege, said...

That first shot is incredible...great lighting and angle of view.

Jan Castle said...

Great pictures as always...looks so tropical!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Les fous du cap said...

Very nice series. The first is our favorite ;-)