Monumental Wollumbin

On the North Coast of New South Wales stands a monumental mountain which has two names, the aboriginal name, Wollumbin and Mount Warning given that name by Captain Cook in 1770 when he was exploring the coastline of Australia. It is a marker for sailors
“…We now saw the breakers [reefs] again within us which we past at the distance of 1 League [5 km], they lay in the Lat de of 38°..8′ [later changed to 28°..8′] & stretch off East two Leagues [10 km] from a point under which is a small Island. There situation may always be found by the peaked mountain before mentioned which bears SWBW from them this and on this account I have named Mount Warning it lies 7 or 8 Leagues [35-40 km] inland in the latitude of 28°..22” S° the land is high and hilly about it but it is conspicuous enough to be distinguished from everything else.[4] The point off which these shoals lay I have named Point Danger to the northward of it the land which is low trends NWBN but we soon found that it did not keep that direction long before it turned again to the northward.”[4]

For the aboriginal people of the region, the Bundjalung people, Wollumbin is a place of cultural and traditional significance.There are many sacred sites where ceremonies and initiation rites were held. Like Uluru in the Northern Territory, Wollumbin is a sacred place and should not be climbed.  There are many interpretations of what Wollumbin and the mountain mean. A common tale is that it means Cloud Catcher as quite often there is cloud surrounding the top of the mountain. Others meanings could be Big Fellow Mountain and the Warrior Chief

Getting photos on a clear day is rare but you also can get the layers of the Australian bush which gives of a blue hue due to the vapours from the Eucalypt trees.

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Ragtag Saturday: Marker
Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Monumental
Terri’s Sunday Stills: Layers

Reference: Wikipedia

 

 

Park views

The Sunday Stills for this week from Terri: The Peoples #National Parks

One of my favourite National Parks is Castle Rock at Girraween. I just love the Granite boulders

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Just up the road from my place is the Gibraltar Range National Park which has lots of other parks within. One of my favourite places is Raspberry Lookout where you can see for kilometers. My place is way off on the left hand side over a few hills. I don’t think you can see where it is actually but over there somewhere.

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Being there

Another multiple photo challenge

Amanda’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Remote
Terri’s Sunday Stills: The Essence of #Zen
Ragtag Daily Prompt Monday: Serene

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Friendly Friday

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Drops on a web

I am going to do another double photo challenge.
We have Terri’s Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for Your #CloseUp
and Sunshine’s Macro Monday 4

So far for Sunshine’s Macro Monday I have done a flower, a leaf and a bark with a spiders web, so I should follow my theme with water drops on a spiders web
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and continue with more spiders webs and perhaps a spider or two to satisfy my close-ups for Terri. WARNING for those who may find spiders scary, the last photo is a close-up
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It’s next…………look away now

 

 

 

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Yellow stuff

Terri’s Sunday Stills this week is Mellow #Yellow

Just lots of yellow
The flowers – most are native flowers from my placeyellow star flower1_named

 

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Flowers from elsewhere
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Subtle yellow with a bonus grasshopper in my gardenyellow diedes_home_named_dec 2014

 

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Yellow-faced Honeyeaters are always around the gardenyellow-faced-honeyeater_named_home_nov-2016
Tiny pom pom native flowers that are in abundance hereyellow-puff-balls_named_home_feb-2017
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What would yellow be if I didn’t include Bobbin, the Eastern Yellow Robineastern yellow robin_chair_named_binna burra_feb 2018

Goodnight

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Sing along