Daily Post Weekly Challenge, Photos by Sarah

All-Time Favourite

Author’s note: I’m so sad to see the Weekly Photo Challenge come to an end. It has been a regular source of inspiration for generating posts, and often led to a different way to see one of my images. It has also helped connect me with so many wonderful bloggers with whom otherwise, I may not have had chance to connect. While, I don’t understand, nor really appreciate, the reasons behind the decision to cease The Daily Post as of May 31, I am compelled to participate one last time…

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – All Time Favourites

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

The Monolith

daring to defy
gravity; standing boldly
atop granite friends

By Sarah ©2017

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Image credit phunnyfotos via Pinterest

Author’s note:The Monolith is a rugged rock formation in the Mt Buffalo National Park in Victoria. It towers at 1464 meters above sea level.

Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt – above; and also, Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #178 – Bold and Daring

Photos by Sarah, Thursday Doors

Mt Buffalo Chalet

Often referred to as The Grande Old Dame of Victoria’s Alpine region, the Mount Buffalo Chalet is listed in the Victorian Heritage Register for its architectural, historical and social significance. Perched on the top of Bent’s Lookout, the breathtaking views stretch out over the famous Gorge. Built in 1910 by the Victorian Governemnt, the chalet was Australia’s first ski resort, and has served generations of skiiers, hikers and families over the years it operated.

The last few decades have seen the chalet lapse into disrepair however a conservation project has been started this year to restore and preserve the building for years to come.


Image credits By Sarah ©2017

You can find out more about the Mt Buffalo Chalet here…

https://youtu.be/HCyAOlaJVXE

Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt, gorge; and also; Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – October 19, 2017

Stories by Sarah

Drug Of Choice

As I trudge the well-worn route, there is a dearth of light as we briefly pass under the bulk of a huge granite boulder. It has been a challenging hike so far; the constant incline gradually wearing me down.

I focus on regulating my breathing and carefully place my feet on the footholds of the individual rocks. With a shock, I realise we have reached the summit.

I jump up onto the 360o viewing platform and let the stress melt away. There is no noise except for the eerie sound of the wind sliding between granite and trees, and the occasional raven cawing. I close my eyes and breathe. My senses are teeming with the bracing mountain air and smell of the bush. I love it up here. I’m on ‘top of the world’.

As the vast expanse of the Australian Alps stretch out before me, I realise I cannot keep up the pretense with my husband anymore. I turn to him; smile and say, “It is entirely possible, that bushwalking has become my drug too.”

By Sarah ©2017



Author’s note: The Horn, at Mount Buffalo, has sweeping 360 degree views of the Australian Alps and plateaus. It is an exhilarating sensation to swivel and view the magnificent Mount Buffalo National Park spread out before you.

Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt – Constant; and also; The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 321. Words: route, dearth, light, possible, bulk, individual, pretense, drug, jump, challenge, shock, teeming

Daily Post Weekly Challenge, Photos by Sarah

Scale

There is nothing quite like the feeling that you are standing on top of the world. 

Atop The Horn, at Mount Buffalo, with its sweeping 360 degree views of the Australian Alps and plateaus, the vastness and space make you feel small and insignificant. It is an exhilarating sensation to swivel and view the magnificent scale of the Mount Buffalo National Park spread out before you.

At 1,723 metres elevation, The Horn is the highest point in the Mount Buffalo National Park, on the western side of the Victorian Alps. 


Image credits By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Daily Post, Daily Prompt, degree, and Weekly Photo Challenge – Scale