I almost named this Stairway to Heaven because I was so impressed with the lush ferns & the beautiful moss & fern covered rocks.
The rock here was completely covered in moss & ferns.
As you go past Leura Cascades on the Round Walk you go down the steep cliff face on a track called the Fern Bower Walk.
This takes you to the bottom of a waterfall & onward. I will have to research & find out where the track goes from here. The light was fading so I will get to see the rest of the track another day.

This is the walk I chose to do on the first day of 2010 & it certainly was a great choice.

This is part of the Blue Mountains National Park in Australia.

Green, Jan 2010
Which way – Walkways, Pathways, Stairways, Jan 2010 & Sept 2010.
Number 1 Artists of Redbubble, Feb 2010.
Alphabet Soup, Aug 2010.
Ferns & Mosses Around The World, Nov 2012.
Australia’s Trails & Tracks, June 2014.

1939 views as of June 11, 2014.


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Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Michael. I love the fresh greeness of moss and ferns…and this has it all!

  • Thank you Sharon & thanks for the fave. I’m glad there are still areas in the Blue Mountains that I haven’t seen before. More to discover !

    – Michael Matthews

  • Aileen David
    Aileen Davidover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Aileen. I will use this one as the first in a series of three on the theme of rainforest walk steps.

    – Michael Matthews

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Very pretty Michael great pov and lovely variance of greens

  • Thanks Trudi & thanks for the fave. It was fascinated by the lushness of the moss & ferns on this rock & many others.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 4 years ago

    Gosh Michael it is so lush! I love this area of the mountains – a stunner.

  • Thank you Rosalie & thanks for the fave. I’ll take more time to soak it in on the next trip. It’s such a beautiful area.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Brian Pelkey
    Brian Pelkeyover 4 years ago

    I love it when paths look like they have been there forever…bet it doesn’t take long for vegetation to “fill in the spots” where you took this photo..the different shades of green and designs…beautiful.

  • Thanks Brian. Fortunately this spot seems to be protected from the elements which is why it looks so pristine. The steep steps also keep it for the avid nature lovers like myself.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Rosej
    Rosejover 4 years ago

    wonderful capture – I visited the Blue Mountains about 20 years ago now – it was so amazing.

  • Thank you Rose. It’s a beautiful amazing area & I’m very grateful to the people who built these walks. Just remember when it’s cold over your way, it’s nice & warm here. That’s an invitation to visit again.

    – Michael Matthews

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    So lush and green. Awesome capture!! :D

  • Thank you very much Cee.

    – Michael Matthews

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thank you for the welcome.

    – Michael Matthews

  • ej29
    ej29over 4 years ago

    Such a wonderful image..looks like a wonderful place to take a hike!!!

  • Thanks for the visit & the compliment.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 4 years ago

    Perfect image Michael …. makes me wish I was back there … you’ve captured this beautifully♥

  • Thank you Bev. I’m sure I’ll be heading back a few more times.

    – Michael Matthews

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