Forest Reverie

Today I’m posting a little set of photos from some “forest time” we enjoyed recently. This section of forest sits behind the O’Shannassy Aqueduct trail, which follows a 100-year old disused aqueduct that used to provide water to Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

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I threw on some old goth stuff and a new black top for a “dark mori” vibe.

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I live just a few minutes from one of the entrances to the trail, and the access point has a panoramic lookout across part of the valley – the entrance to the forest and trail is off to the left.

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After awkwardly climbing over the aqueduct nearby a few times, we recently discovered a much easier path in through this gorgeous clearing.

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A plantation of pines meets the native bush of tree-ferns, eucalypts and shrubs.

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Many of the ferns on the ground stand taller than a person, once you start venturing into them – they’re deceptively small from a distance.

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Inspired by the visions around us, Adam also created an evocative little poem:

‘Neath the shadow of a mountain
And the shade of pineland trees,
Where a stream fed by a fountain
Mumbles crystal melodies;
Midst the fern, a god does wander
With an antler-woven crown,
And his thoughts grow ever fonder
Of the forest’s floral gown.

For she wears it all about her,
And her beauty stills his heart;
In the sun, her lashes flutter,
From her tender lips depart;
Gentle sighs that send a shiver
Throughout forest, fern and bough,
That bring mist up from the river
And young saplings from the ground.

Evermore her song shall charm him –
God of antler, wing and claw –
As the sunlight fades and calming
Darkness shrouds the forest floor;
As the moonlight, wan and ashen,
Falls upon her ancient trees;
Nestling songbirds cease their passion
And succumb to reveries.

~ written by hominidwatching

6 Comments

  1. Powerfully, evocatively beautiful! I know I’ve said it before, but you truly live near one of the most stunning forests I’ve ever seen. These images are breathtaking taking!

    Joyful start of August wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

    • Amy
      Amy Reply

      Awwwwww thanks so much! And I’m sure there are more awesome forests out there, but I am rather fond of this place now too. 😀

  2. You looks amazing! Your hair is incredible <3 And the forest seems like such a magical place, old and prestine!

    • Amy
      Amy Reply

      Thank you, lovely! I love it there! Though the pine part is an introduced tree >:D so not quite as old as it seems!

  3. These images are SO gorgeous! You look amazing and I LOVE that beanie. Look at how long your hair is! I showed Michael this post and was like “I’ve known Amy foooorever!”

    • Amy
      Amy Reply

      Awwwwwww, that’s so nice! 😀 The beanie was just from Big W (though maybe they don’t have them any more). And yes, it’s so cool to watch people’s lives evolve alongside their sites and long-term blogging!

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