Blue Mountains

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Marilyn Whiteley on February 2, 2008

Ian, before we left for our trip, I saw pictures on Panoramio (not yours) of the Blue Mountains and regretted that we couldn't get there. The layers and lovely geometry of this shot make me wish it more. Marilyn

ian.r on February 2, 2008

Hi Ian

Blue mountains, home of the Woolemi pine. So close to Sydney but prehistoric trees (80 to 90 millon years old maybe more) hidden away in its folds until the 1994, amazing!!!

juan jose romero on February 3, 2008

Hello, Ian: thanks for showing us that beautiful place!

Ian Stehbens on February 3, 2008

Greetings Ian.r,

I see that you are an excellent photographer of trees, and that you know about our Wollemi Pine. It is a remarkable discovery. You may become aware that I have background that involves forestry, specifically Araucaria bidwillii and A. cunninghamii. There are a few related pictures in my album. So I look forward to more conversations with you and to enjoying your gallery.

And Juan Jose,

I am very pleased to share this place with you, including the _nature's wild garden- set, that is of very different flowers and uses very different ways of imaging them from the beautiful work you do.

Kind regards,


ian.r on February 4, 2008

Hi Ian

Bunya and Hoop pines, will have to pick your brains about those.

Time has stood still a lot longer down south than here in Europe (something to do with the ice sheets apparently) and all those Gondwanaland relics were probably nibbled by Dinosaurs; what a tree heritage!!!

I have seen both of them when in Oz, along with many others (Baobabs, Red river and ghost gums, bottle trees, too many to mention). New Caledonia is now high on my tree hotspots to visit!

Ian Stehbens on February 6, 2008

In regard to Bunya Pine and Hoop Pine, Ian, should you have any queries about them, I'd be happy to chat. They both figure very strongly in indigenous culture, early settlement history, and in the economy of the area from which I came.


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Photo taken in Overcliff Track, New South Wales 2780, Australia

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