Saturday, July 19, 2014


The theme this week at Our BeautifulWorld is Woodland.
I live in a coastal area where there isn’t much woodland.  So on the way to visiting my mother I took a slight detour to the small historic town of Steiglitz.  The town was one of the richest goldfields in Victoria but today it is a virtual ghost town.  It’s in the beautiful Brisbane ranges and is surrounded by bush. 

My husband is very interested in this topic.  He is an historian and has written on industries in some forest in Victoria.   I asked if he would mind sharing some of his photos and he obliged.  Some of these photos are his and some are historic

 This photo shows the bed of an old tram track

This is after a bushfire in the Wombat Forest.  Most of these trees will grow back.  

 I love going out into the bush,  particularly after rain.  I just love the smell then, it's so beautifully fresh.

Have a lovely weekend and thank you for visiting.



  1. Thank you to you and Hubby for sharing these awesome photos .Love the bush and the beauty there in .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  2. Hello Skye, the Aussie bush is just wonderful...the gums and the eucalyptus smells and then as spring comes the wattle...thank you and your hubby for sharing these lovely photos with Our Beautiful World, cheers Robyn

  3. Thank your husband for allowing you to share those photos. The historic ones are so interesting too! Fire can be so devastating, but is also a "wait for it" event. The beauty and restoration that happens reminds us in our own devastating fires of life that return to health can happen. I will wish it for your Wombat forest. So glad to have found you through Our Beautiful World.

  4. What a unique post, so glad your husband let you use his photos! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at our beautiful world!

  5. Fabulous photos Skye.Loz

  6. Such terrific photos!! Love the historic ones and it's wonderful how nature does heal ... even after bush fires .. Thanks so much for sharing at Our Beautiful World!

  7. very interesting to read and see the photos!! Great that you can share the photos with us! Thanks to your husband :-)
    And thank you for sharing with "Our Beautiful World"

  8. OH my, your photos are amazing!!!!