Magical misty morning

My early morning walk around the garden became a wander through a mystical paradise, shrouded in mist, a sure sign of a beautiful, clear winter day to follow.

misty morning

Misty morning

A place to sit and contemplate the beauty as the sun rises.

A place to sit and contemplate the beauty as the sun rises.

Winter on the Tablelands is a beautiful place to be. Most days are mild and sunny with a temperature around 25c-27c degrees. The evenings are 10c-12c cooler but we are lucky to have a wood burner fire-box to keep us and the cats warm and cosy.

Today the weather was perfect to visit one of the waterfalls the tablelands are renowned for and take a walk through the rainforest. Malanda Falls is only a short drive away.

malanda falls

Malanda Falls

Malanda Falls, autumn had been a very wet season so the falls are in full flow.

Malanda Falls

Malanda Falls

A swimming pool  at the base of the falls  it is a very popular place in the heat of summer. Today it is too chilly for a swim.

A large part of the Tablelands is fertile agricultural land and the main type of farming is dairy-farming. The original rain forest has been left around the falls area as the basalt rock made cultivation of this land impossible and it is now a national park area with well-defined walking tracks.

Come on let’s explore…

Track through the rain forest

Track through the rain forest

Buttress roots of a rain forest giant

Buttress roots of a rain forest giant

malanda falls rain forest



Bumpy satinash tree

Bumpy satinash tree







Categories: Atherton Tableland, Australia, Malanda Falls, photos, Queensland | Tags: , , , , , | 29 Comments

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29 thoughts on “Magical misty morning

  1. I’m a sucker for fog and mist (maybe that’s why I live in San Francisco), and those first three shots are sweet!


  2. Joan and Terry Watson

    This is God’s country for sure, so great to see it all.


  3. What a beautiful set of photo’s in the early morning dappled light as the Mist rolls away.. I so love those trees, well any tree, they give home to so much life, as well as giving us our very breath… I have hopped over from Jacks blog as he recommended I can keep up with your journey. Looking forward to exploring more of your blog and so enjoyed my visit… I will be back ..
    Many thanks for sharing, your zest for life shines through.

    Blessings ~Sue


    • Thank you for dropping by Sue, I think we share many interests, gardening, love of nature and life. I enjoy visiting your blog, Jack found you and he shares your posts with me. I look forward to you following our adventures.


  4. Just ethereal!!


  5. Wow! The photos of the early morning light are just amazing!!! What a wonderful way to start your morning!!


  6. Malanda is a such a beautiful spot. I love your pictures! 😀


    • Thank you Dianne and good luck with the writing in your lovely authors corner, what a view you have. Keep that muse at bay….


  7. Those misty pics had me hooked right from the very start. 🙂


  8. Your garden in the morning mist is just gorgeous, Pommie – like a magical place, which I guess, it is! Loved walking with you through the forest, especially the satinash tree – I’ve never seen one before. 🙂


  9. I like to be with you on your early morning stroll


  10. poppytump

    Glad not too humid PP ! I remember my first experience of humidity in Queensland .. phew …
    Such lushness in your pictures !


    • They have had a lot of rain but, thank goodness, it came fine the day we arrived. Yes I struggle with the humidity, though after 15 years I think I am a bit acclimatized


  11. Lovely pics, Pommepal. I can feel and smell that cool, misty air and hear the rush of those waterfalls. 🙂


  12. Thank you ! You made me laugh this morning when you said: a mild Wintersday has temperatures of about 25-27 C° !!! Here in Belgium that is called a HOT Summers day ! Lovely pictures by the way !


    • This is a lovely climate because being in the hills it does not get too humid in the tropical summer and the winters, as you see, are quite mild. Thanks for the comment Gwennie


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