11 June 2013

let's go the Wishing Tree walk

Another of the beautiful rainforest walks at O'Reilly's Retreat, Lamington N.P., Qld. 

 tree ferns and other lush foliages in the gullies




a magical wonderland awaits with huge fallen trees covered in emerald mosses 



and fungi-flowers decorate  fallen limbs 

little treasures everywhere; it's enchanting in here


this Strangler Fig has enveloped its host over many years; well and truly 


it would've started its life at the top of the original tree



you can walk straight through The Wishing Tree

and come out any side you choose


and be so totally amazed that it's still standing like this

that you ...



 forget to make a wish!!

15 comments:

Helma said...

Hi Carole,

it seemed a great experience to walk. in the rainforest Sometimes it's dark and sometimes light, but again you still see other beautiful natural phenomena like the little mushrooms on the tree branches.

Joe said...

Those are awesome trees.

diane b said...

You make it look so enchanting. I must do that walk next time I'm up there. Not easy to photograph in the darkness of a rainforest. Well done.

Montanagirl said...

Ooooh, an enchanted forest. Love it!

TexWisGirl said...

those figs are amazing! just love areas of moss and ferns (don't get them in hot, dry texas much!)

Karen said...

Great shots. I love the lushness of tropical Qld!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

So prehistoric looking. Love the fungi.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a wonderful place to be with a camera, Carole, and that fig is absolutely amazing.

Evelyn S. said...

You capture these fabulous scenes so beautifully, Carole! It's such a mysterious place...and almost mystical!

Deanna said...

Those old trees look like something from ancient times. What an interesting walk.

eileeninmd said...

I just love the ferns, fungi and cool trees! Great shots!

Brian King said...

The fig tree is awesome! The whole place looks like something out of the movies!

Jan Castle said...

So lush and beautiful....know you enjoyed the walk!

Digi-Irma said...

Hi Carole,
The rainforest is beautiful, all the different trees are really great.
Regards, Irma

Liz said...

Those huge trees really are incredible!! Another great rainforest post, Carole!