Why do they call the Blue Mountains blue?

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Hi All, today it was another beautiful, crispy clear day in the Blue Mountains.  By the way, do you know why they are called the Blue Mountains?  Because when you look at them on a sunny day you can see a blue haze hanging over them, and this is created by the eucalyptus oil that is released into the air from the hundreds and thousands of eucalyptus trees we have over here.  You can see this blue haze in the pics I've posted.

This is how it is all the time up here, unless it's a rainy day.  Hubby and I love bushwalking around this beautiful area, which is part of a world heritage national park.  There are hundreds of walks where you can see waterfalls, rainforest, majestic rock formations, and the native flora and fauna.  There are also caves in the area, including the world famous Jenolan Caves; and the mysterious Wollemi pines, which date back to approximately 60 million years or so.

On top of the world
  There is only a clump of these trees left and they are so protected that in order to go there you need special permission and you need to be blindfolded to get there while a helicopter drops you off.  No one but a few people know their true location, this way the modern world will not get a chance to destroy them.

There's a great movie shown locally over here called "The Edge", which is shown at The Edge Cinema (same name).  The Edge Cinema has a screen, six storeys high, and the film is about our area and the beauty and wonders of the Blue Mountains national park, and here you get a chance to glimpse the famous wollemi pines, mysterious underground caves and prehistoric rock formations, etc.

It's great to live in a prehistoric area - you can't get much more historic than that!

lgeood03 says:
yeah, we will visiting blue mountain this coming Saturday. 17th of November 2012. :)

Any one available for meet up, just text me and i will be staying in Australia NSW until December 8, 2012.

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Posted on: Nov 14, 2012
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Leura Cascades
Leura Cascades
On top of the world
On top of the world
Too big, too heavy
Too big, too heavy
Mt Solitary
Mt Solitary
Enjoying Leura Cascades
Enjoying Leura Cascades
Rainforest and bush
Rainforest and bush
Leura Cascades
Leura Cascades
Sublime Pount rock formation
Sublime Pount rock formation
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