Winter Green. by Bette Devine

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Today I went for a walk along the Morley track by the Watts River in the Yarra Ranges National Park.The sound of the river was always in my ears and occasionally I glimpsed it through the trees, but since it is in a closed catchment area – providing water for Melbourne’s dams, it was not possible to get close to it. Later, I took photos from the bridge, where it flows under the highway. This part of the national park was fairly lightly burnt by the 2009 fires because the fierce winds swept it through the forest so fast that trees were scorched and singed but did not burn very much.It will recover in a few years. The tree ferns are taking on that sad winter look, but I took some photos anyway.
Looks best enlarged.


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Many years ago I painted. Then I realised that I did better at photography than painting – and that has been my medium of expression ever since.

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  • Mike  Kinney
    Mike Kinneyabout 2 years ago

    Nicely Captured

  • Thank you, Mike, for your comment.

    – Bette Devine

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 2 years ago

    We’ll send you our Reds if you keep the Greens coming, so refreshing and cool.,Lovely work Bette x

  • OK. Are you really having a hot summer? I’ll endeavour to please. Thanks, Pauline.x

    – Bette Devine

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 2 years ago

    The criss-cross patterns made by the branches are fascinating and show well even in the thumbnail. The slight withering doesn’t detract in the least.

  • Tree ferns are fascinating all year round but sometimes the brown fronds -really brown fronds can mar. a picture

    – Bette Devine

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago


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