Monday 26 May 2008

Nature Hearts and Rainforests

Yesterday (Sunday), we went for a relaxing, country drive up to Mount Tamborine.

After a hot lunch, we went for a browse down the Gallery Walk which is basically a street with lots of stores selling handmade crafts and souvenirs. Soooooo many goodies and sooooooooo tempting!

After the gallery walk, we followed a trail through the rainforest. The drop in temperature was incredible as the tall, rainforest canopy (below) kept things very cool.

The trees are huge and amazing! Aaron posed beside/inside this one which had quite an unusual base. Almost like a comforting arm beckoning one to enter it's secret cave within. To the right of Aaron, there was a large alcove.....almost cavelike.

I mentioned to the kids that I was on the look out for 'hearts in nature' and Beau spotted this upside down heart almost immediately. Notice the heart shaped leaves surrounding it?

Then Beau's girlfriend, Tiffany, spotted a heart-shaped leaf on the forest floor. Neat!

I spotted this heart-shaped leaf vine too.

We walked on to Curtis Falls -

Very soothing......

All in all, it was a lovely day well spent.

Today (Monday), I managed to paint a little more on the Rainbow Lorikeet. I will post a pic tomorrow. I even managed another Zentangle. Some time in nature was just was I needed to feel rejuvenated again.


  1. Oh, what a relaxing "Heart" kind of day!!! Neat photos of everything!!!

  2. Serena, I love hiking and dream of getting to see a jungle. Looks like you had a lot of fun and got to see lots of interesting things. I love the waterfall.

  3. what a magical kind of day!

  4. That is a beautiful spot & they're great photos, Serena. I've been there many years ago when we lived down that way. Sounds like you & your family had a fabulous day!

  5. I agree with you, Serena, nature does have enchanting elements that charm your creative spirit to come out and play freely.

    *I like the hunting for "hearts" during your hike. :)

  6. This is absolutely amazing. You get to see this whenever you choose? You are very lucky indeed. The trees are just amazing and the waterfall is so relaxing looking.

    Thanks for posting.


  7. The forest......... mmmm
    That´s marvelous.

  8. Thanks, everyone. Yep, it was a wonderful day.

    Becky, it's about a 30 minute drive to get there from where we live so not really too far at all.