Thursday, 17 July 2008

Skywatch Friday

Lake Hiawatha, Northern NSW


Lake Hiawatha and Minnie Waters are two of the least disturbed coastal dune lakes in New South Wales, and are important and characteristic representations of coastal dune contact freshwater lakes.



Lakes Hiawatha and Minnie Waters are dune contact Freshwater Lakes. The lakes are located in depressions in the underlying bedrock of New England metasediments, which have been blocked by coastal dunes. The two lakes are only 500m apart and at times of exceptional flooding become joined and flow into the Wooli River. Lake Hiawatha is clear and sandy, while minnie waters has a high organic content and is turbid. A sedge LEPIRONIA ARTICULATA is the major emergent shoreline plant of both lakes. The bottom of Minnie Waters is covered by a dense mat of aquatic plants such as Chara Tibrosa and UTRICULARIA FLEXUOSA. A variety of waterbeetles are common in both lakes. The dominant zooplankton are CALAMOECIA TASMANICA, MESOCYCLOPS LEUCKARTI and BOSMINA MERIDIONALIS. Twelve species of fish have been recorded in the two lakes, with fire tail gudgeon (HYPSELEUTRIS GALII) and the introduced mosquito fish (GAMBUSIA AFFINIS). The lakes are the source of the local water supply. http://www.aussiheritage.com.au/



















Enjoy Skywatch Friday






30 comments:

Julie said...

Notice your by-line on the SWF portal and thought I would say g'day. Nice to have other Australians participating too.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The photo's shades of grey are elegant. Mmmmmmmmm.

bobbie said...

I find this photo breathtaking. It's the sort of place that I just love. Could stand there by the water for a long, long time, dreaming.

Ackworth Born said...

this is a very lovely scene

imac said...

Nice peaceful capture, love the info which makes a great post.


The Team thanks you for your sky post and making this new venture a great success.

Rose said...

wow, I love this shot. So peaceful. Well, I just like it--I always feel I have to give a reason but some just pull at your heart a little more than others.

kjpweb said...

Interesting! Hiawatha is word of Seminole Indian origin - hence found quite often in Florida. And yet - you too have a Lake Hiawatha in Aussieland! These Seminoles sure got around! :)
Beautiful image, too! Cheers, Klaus

For The People said...

Cool shot! Have a great weekend!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I love the grasses in the water. I always have a special bond with photos like that... you hit the nail right on the head with this one... it's perfect in my eyes! Very nice.
Mountain Retreat Photos
Fishing Fiesta

AnneKa said...

Greate Sky Watch post.
Have a nice weekend, from AnneKa in Norway

Lilli & Nevada said...

Very beautiful

SandyCarlson said...

Wow. That's beautiful. Thanks for the story, too.

babooshka said...

That's such a peacful image

Tommy V said...

Hello from Colorado. Nice SWF picture.

Jenn said...

Your photo is so wonderful it could be a postcard!

My SWF is posted HERE.

Hope you can drop by. Happy weekends!

Titania said...

Rose, thank you for your kind comment. I very much like your header picture, in the forefront all is fine and peaceful, time stands still. At the back a storm is brewing and one can imagine to hear thunder.. is this one of yours? Your sky watch pictures I find ver mysterious. I have enlarged the photos, they are like ink drawings very special. I put you on my bloglist, if I may, as I would like to see more of your work!

Titania said...

Thank you to everybody who has kindly commented on my first sky watch picture. I have visited everyone and left a comment when it was possible. Sky watch is great!

Linda said...

It is a lovely photo. Was it cold there at the time? It is cold here today.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I thought this was an excellend pencil drawing at first.. but its a delightfully capture photo... well done

Thank you for joining the sky watch team on their new venture… I hope you enjoy your sky watching and come back for more.

Tom

Lara said...

beautiful SKF!

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a romantic pic! It is quite awhile since I have wandered round NSW. I am now on the Mornington Peninsula.

Dina said...

Shalom Titania and welcome to the Sky Watch club. Your contribution here is lovely. It looks like a place I'd like to get to know, maybe next time I'm in Oz to visit the grandkids.

Lasse said...

Looks like a quiet place. I love the athmosphere of this picture.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Loved the shot Trudi. Very beautiful.

Titania said...

Thank you, Kanak.

中島 彰信 said...

Beautiful.I like a tropical garden.

Barbara said...

Wunderschöne Aufnahme, friedlichf und unberührt. Die feinen Wolken am Himmel passen so gut dazu, bzw. umgekehrt !
LG, Barbara

Titania said...

Barbara, danke, diese Gegend ist so schoen, ich kenne sie gut, unsere grazing property war nur etwa 50km entfernt. Da geht es nicht mehr weiter, Endstation!

Pia K said...

That looks wonderful! And somehow so not one would imagine Australia when never been lucky to have there. It actually looks quite like my neighbourhood lake Lillsjön (Little Lake). I love it when you stumble over such photos, sceneries, details in another country that so remind you of your own "backyard":)

Titania said...

Thank you Pia for your comment on my SWF picture "Lake Hiawatha". Our countries are so far apart and you see a similar scene in your neighbourhood, this is great.