During a week of soaring temperatures, we headed an hour or so north, up to the Hinterland of our Sunshine Coast. While it was very hot everywhere, and those further west certainly felt the worst of it, we found the cooling shade of the trees and refreshing water of local creeks a welcome relief from the heat.
A green and shady "umbrella" of trees.
The cool, gurgling water of the Obi Obi Creek, Maleny.
Fresh, clear water.
Gardeners Falls and rock pool.
Old trees casting shade in the paddocks.
A hazy view over the Glasshouse Mountains.
A dizzying drop from the Mapleton Falls Lookout.
A trickle of water runs over Mapleton Falls.
The lush, green Obi Obi valley.
Walking and picnicking under an umbrella of green, the cooling and calming colour of nature, was a lovely way to escape the heat for a while.