Horrid Graces

“Even the rude Rocks, the mossy Caverns, the irregular unwrought Grottos and unbroken Falls of waters, with all the horrid Graces of the Wilderness itself, as representing Nature more, will be the more engaging, and appear with a Magnificence beyond the formal Mockery of Princely Gardens.”

Anthony Ashley Cooper, earl of Shaftsbury. 1709

Boronia II, 2013, acrylic on linen, 82 x 62 cm
Boronia II, 2013, acrylic on linen, 82 x 62 cm

Boronia Peak is one of my favourite day walks in the Grampians. The track twists and turns up out of the cool valley, across a shoulder into a hotter, drier landscape and up to a final short scramble over “rude rocks” to an airy 360 degree view of mountains and plains.


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