Monday, 14 January 2019

Tumbarumba - Falls

On the western fall of the Australian Alps is the little bush town of Tumbarumba where they still muster cattle on horses.

I grew up here exploring the mountains on Sam, my stock horse, and reading Tolkien.

From the top, this fall looks pretty, but unexceptional. Down below, the pillars supporting the back wall are intriguing, and the plunge pool a relief on summer days.

Here, i imagined i had found Tolkien's secret gate into the old dwarven Kingdom under the Mountain. Not at far Erebor, but closer. I dreamed that one day i would come back, and open the hidden gate.

A fall along Paddy's River
There are other falls nearby, some different from the normal water and rock variety.

Tumbarumba 2019


A fall along Paddy's River


A fall along Paddy's River



2 comments:

Julianneb said...

Refreshing images Peter . Keep the dream alive

Peter Quinton said...

Thanks Julianne :)