Refuge and salvation?

by John Wilson March. 22, 2020 301 views

In these troubled times it just seemed so apt. A restorative bush walk on the Salvation Track towards Refuge Bay. No, I'm not making it up.

Wildflowers on the Salvation Track in Kuringai National Park, northern Sydney, were simply stunning.

Wildflowers on the Salvation Track in Kuringai National Park, northern Sydney, were simply stunning.

I call this one `purple feathery'.

I call this one `purple feathery'.

And this one I call red spikey.

And this one I call red spikey.

Spidery form of the pink grevillia.

Spidery form of the pink grevillia.

Banksias are everywhere.

Banksias are everywhere.

They're in various colours.

They're in various colours.

And various shapes.

And various shapes.

Scribbly gums are plentiful in the Kuringai National Park.

Scribbly gums are plentiful in the Kuringai National Park.

As with many of the plants in the park, they're in all sorts of shapes and colours.

As with many of the plants in the park, they're in all sorts of shapes and colours.

Including some dead ones.

Including some dead ones.

Angophoras are an even more striking orange-red than those near my home just a few kilometres away.

Angophoras are an even more striking orange-red than those near my home just a few kilometres away.

What a day for a bushwalk.

What a day for a bushwalk.

I've never quite worked out why some of our trees do this.

I've never quite worked out why some of our trees do this.

Acacia seed.

Acacia seed.

Dozens of species of wildflowers are out, even in autumn.

Dozens of species of wildflowers are out, even in autumn.

Many others turning to seed.

Many others turning to seed.

Made it to the lookout over Refuge Bay. I guess when most people think of Sydney it's natural to think of the harbour, the Opera House, the bridge, the city beaches... They're all great, but when I'm away from home this is what I think of as the `Sydney' I miss- the stunning bushland national parks.

Made it to the lookout over Refuge Bay. I guess when most people think of Sydney it's natural to think of the harbour, the Opera House, the bridge, the city beaches... They're all great, but when I'm away from home this is what I think of as the `Sydney' I miss- the stunning bushland national parks.

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