Today after a long and winding drive through the country we headed to the mountains and then ventured on a rainforest walk.
It was dark beneath the canopy of towering palms and ferns...
...and the tree trunks that seemed to soar to endless heights.
Over many years strangler vines grow upwards around a towering tree and eventually killing it's host.
How lovely the dappled light that filtered to the forest floor.
We were so excited to catch this Golden Orb Spider busy in her web...
...and then to notice her hungrily munching on an earlier catch - a poor humble bee had flown into her sticky snare....as had many other unsuspecting flying insects that you can see stored for a late night snack!
The distant landscape was breathtaking albeit a little hazy at times.
But most of all how energizing to breathe in the fresh country air...no pollution...no car fumes...the haze you see is nothing but pure clean country fog on a crisp cool Autumn day.
Driving home we leave behind familiar country icons
...and often seen native birds...
....the rustic farmyard fences all weathered from years in the hot tropical sun but still sturdy and keeping the farmers barnyard animals safely inside.
It was such a refreshing way to spend my first day out of the house after such a long time recovering...the virus lingers on even now...what horrible things can await us in the air...how I long for a time when sickness would be no more...!