Saturday, January 31, 2009

Blue Mountains

As a response to a comment on my Australia Day post by Grandmére Mimi.

The Blue Mountains is densely populated by oil bearing Eucalyptus trees. The atmosphere is filled with finely dispersed droplets of oil, which, in combination with dust particles and water vapour, scatter short-wave length rays of light which are predominantly blue in colour.

3 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Brian, I see that the trio are a spotty dark blue in this photo and are deserving of their name.

Brian R said...

Yes, although the name is due to to the general blue haze that can be seen over the mountains in the background.

Doorman-Priest said...

How lovely.