Brush fires are the way of things here. As we drove through the mountains, our guide Barry pointed out how a lot of the trees looked burned (like those here) and a lot didn't. Those that did have knobbly bark and and they don't shed their bark, so have that freshly burned look. The trees that looked as though they hadn't been touched (but were clearly old enough to have been there during the fire) have a smooth bark that sheds off periodically as well as after every fire.
A view from the Skyway of the top of Katoomba Falls.
Joey, Patricia, Damien, and Ron
Eastern Gray Kangaroo
Australian Wood Ducks
The Grose Valley in the Blue Mountains.
How amazing it is that everything here burns and regenerates, that without the burning there wouldn't be such life.
It had rained so much the day we went to the Blue Mountains, something fairly unusual apparently, that the falls were in full spate. What a beautiful sight!