Sometimes it is good for me to remember that nature can not only be benign but also quite seductively and totally entrancing. The rage it shows at other times only intensifies the pleasure of this stillness. The little bump on the right horizon is what our early European explorers optimistically and pompously called Mt. Gellibrand.
Had this picture been taken twenty-five years ago, virtually none of the trees visible here would have existed. Had it been taken one hundred and fifty years ago, none of the ground would have been visible.