Dandenong Ranges

A view of the place where we live, in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia. A beautiful part of our country.
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The Lyrebird lives in the Dandenong Ranges. While I've seen a small number of these birds now, I'm yet to see one displaying as in this picture.  Can't wait till I do though.

Lyrebird - The Lyrebirds name comes from the shape of the males tail when displayed which looks like a Lyre (musical harp type instrument) The outer two bigger white and brown feathers appear like the frame and the inner thinner feathers are the strings

The combination of ferns and mountain ash is a special feature of the Dandenong Ranges

The combination of ferns and mountain ash is a special feature of the Dandenong Ranges

It does get very misty up here in the Ranges.

It does get very misty up here in the Ranges.

Puffing Billy on the Trestle Bridge.  The Trestle Bridge is 2 mins from where we live. I love this shot and took it in 2011. Was lucky to be there as the train was passing over.

Previous Pinner says.Puffing Billy on the Trestle Bridge. The Trestle Bridge is 2 mins from where we live. I love this shot and took it in Was lucky to be there as the train was passing over.

Amanita muscaria. Handheld, to give you an idea of the size of these things. We had over 70 one year in our garden.

Handheld, to give you an idea of the size of these things.

The Puffing Billy steam train is a popular tourist attraction. I can hear it blow its whistle from my home.

Puffing Billy Steam Train, Yarra Valley and Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour in Melbourne, Australia

Majestic Mountain Ash Trees in the Dandenong Ranges

Majestic Mountain Ash Trees in the Dandenong Ranges

Majestic Mountain Ash Trees in the Dandenong Ranges

Majestic Mountain Ash Trees in the Dandenong Ranges

This tree can be seen near Grant's Picnic Ground and it really is that big.

This tree can be seen near Grant's Picnic Ground and it really is that big.

This is the wood lovers cluster. We get such a variety of mushrooms in the Dandenongs.

This is the wood lovers cluster. We get such a variety of mushrooms in the Dandenongs.

Sherbrooke Forest, Monbulk Road.  I live near here and it's a beautiful place to visit.

I live near here and it's a beautiful place to visit.

A misty day in the Ranges

A misty day in the Ranges

A trail not far from our home. We have so many places we can go for walks and enjoy the nature surrounding us.

A trail not far from our home. We have so many places we can go for walks and enjoy the nature surrounding us.

I love how tall and straight the mountain ash trees are in the ranges.

I love how tall and straight the mountain ash trees are in the ranges.

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