More Land and Sea
309. 'After the Rain'
Natural beauty abounds in Tasmania,
and seasons renew the landscape. This willow was decorated like a Christmas tree by mother nature's fog, droplets and then sunshine breaking through.
Lake Pedder was once a natural lake, located in Tasmania’s southwest. Originally a mountain-fringed alpine lake with a distinctive pink-coloured quartzite beach , Pedder was flooded in 1972 after the construction of a dam to create an impoundment 24 times the size of the original lake. This created the largest freshwater lake in Australia – and greatly increased Tasmania’s capacity for hydro-electricity generation. Protests to prevent this divided the community and although unsuccessful, prepared the way for protests against the Franklin Dam proposals, which were eventually discarded as a result.
The Beauty of the Australian Bush - a restful stream, dappled shade and a mixture of gums and wattles creating the perfect home for our birdlife...