A Noisy Pitta flashed its irridescent green wings through the forest as a skink scurried under the leaves.
We followed quite a few trails through the lush forest.
Dorothy shows you the work of a Strangler Fig tree.
Ferns of many types graced the forest.
Pretty, yellow forest flowers.
Several of the trails followed a stream.
Steve spotted an Australian Brush-Turkey in full breeding plumage, tail and all, with a bright yellow wattle below its red neck and head.
Buttressed tree trunks stabilize the trees which have shallow roots.
The Cabbage Palm tree is said to have been spread by the Aborigional people because parts of the tree are edible.
One of the vines which reached across the path to grab our clothing with its spines.
This large tree has succomed to the Strangler Fig, leaving a "doorway" across the trail.
The Moreton Bay Fig, also known as the Strangler Fig, has left a hollow lattice through which you can see light.
Native palms formed most of the forest understory.
We stopped at the Hideway Cafe for coffee, and so that Dorothy could remove her leeches!
The mochas were delicious, and so were the views.
Susanne invited us to visit her Magical Garden.
No walking allowed on the jeweled foot path and bridge. Just feast your eyes.
Amethist quartz geodes on display in the treasure room.
Swans swimming a pond, all made from jewels.
The garden plants were beautiful as well.
The details were astounding, with orchids on the palm trees before the jeweled spider web.
Susanne has no web site, so we are displaying her business card.