Green rock

April 2022

In utmost naivety, we expected the red centre to be only rock and red dirt. But the whole desert is alive with desert oak and spinnifex (andm if you are lucky, quandong), and Uluṟu in particular attracts and shelters water, and thereby, herds of ghost gum and zebra finches.

The wettest and the greenest is in the near permanent shade of the Mutijulu waterhole. People defecated on the rock when climbing was allowed; Mutijulu won’t be safe for human consumption for 20 more years.

Greenery at Uluṟu Rich green around Uluṟu Ghost gums at Uluṟu Dry grass near Uluṟu Ghost gum near Mutijulu waterhole, Uluṟu Rock face near Mutijulu waterhole, Uluṟu Marching upwards, Uluṟu

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Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

October 2019

Knowing I was coming up on photos of New York really did a number on my photo processing lo these 18 months.

This one was a trudge, 6km or so from Irvington to Dobbs Ferry. I had hoped to do it on the following day but there was rain forecast (in fact the remanents of Tropical Storm Olga) which saw me taking refuge in the Musuem of Natural History, trudging through there instead.

Weekends are always when the jetlag smashes down. Someday I will have the chance to re-learn that.

It’s a pretty trudge though!

Tracks, Marble Hill Station Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, Irvington Old Croton Aqueduct Trail Crawling roots, Old Croton Aqueduct Trail Autumn living on the Hudson

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