At Maleny there is about a hundred metre wide clearing on the ridgetop from which it is possible to see all the glasshouse mountains. To my surprise, when I arrived at sunset, it was illuminated by hundreds of "lanterns". These are plastic tubes protecting new plants, beautifully caught by the sun for the benefit of my photograph at the moment it left us for another day.
Now presently I am rather sensitive to habitat, as my house is about to be resumed due to a freeway realignment to conserve habitat, (not mine) and selfishly I wonder why this planting could not have happened just a few metres further down the hill face, so that the one view of the mountains won't be obscured in the future.
Wherever I go it seems, conserving the habitat of other creatures is more important than conserving mine!
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