By the River

I am working on a new collage which is still to be finished, so I trawled through photographs of former holidays. I thought you might like these shots of river scenes taken in 2009 when I journeyed to Cobram and Numurkah in northern Victoria.


This is the Murray River near Cobram.

River Red Gums are typical of the adjoining flood plain.

Broken Creek wanders through Numurkah.




More River Red Gums. They can grow to enormous spreading trees. They need a good, flooding soaking from time to time to thrive.



11 Responses

  1. So fine I can take a look into youre land by the foto’s .Super interesting.

    • Thank you for visiting my blog. I am glad this post was interesting to you.

  2. As always Margaret beautiful photos capturing the gems of our wonderful land, water, and the beauty of our very own eucalyptus……. .the river gums.

    • Thank you, Jennie. I am glad you admire both the photos and their subject matter. Mountain Ash and Red River gums are giants of the eucalypt world.

  3. The River gums are very beautiful.

    • Yes, they are, Gail. They are an all round beautiful tree with interesting bark and majestic proportions. It is sad to think they don’t always get enough environmental river flows to sustain them.

      • So true Margaret.

  4. Those gum trees are very interesting! Is the Murray River generally a gentle-flowing river or can it get up and having rushing waters at times?

    • Hi Lori, The Murray Darling River System in one of the most important river systems in Australia. Many inland towns, farms and natural environments are dependent on the waters of these two rivers. Major flooding can occur when enough rain falls.

      Whilst people accustomed to the major rivers of Europe, the Americas and Asia may see the rivers as little more than creeks, they are the life blood of inland Eastern and Southern Australia.

  5. Loved the gum trees, I could almost smell them.

    • Hi Susan, Yes, gum trees are emblematic of Australia. The eucalyptus fragrance can be very evocative especially for homesick Australians if the trees are encountered overseas.

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