Trees, glorious trees

Only a short post today, because I want you to scoot over to EllaDee’s blog to read her story, “I asked my neighbour about its life…”, a beautiful fable about tree spirits in urban areas. It is a delight to read.

It got me thinking about the beautiful trees, mainly River Red Gums, that grow along the banks of our big rivers. They are so big and gnarled that and, as you walk beneath them, you can’t help but wonder about all the things they have seen — Aboriginal gatherings, European explorers, lizards and snakes living below, birds building nests and possums in the hollows. They have weathered floods and droughts, and one can only hope that they can withstand the terrible pressures of climate change.


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12 Responses to Trees, glorious trees

  1. katechiconi says:

    I’ll add my own encouragement to go over there, she’s written beautifully about times and seasons passing, but nature stays with us, despite our own worst efforts. You have some beautiful tree images there; my own favourites are paperbarks, which do very well in this part of the world, and which populate my favourite picnic spot next to the beach.

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    • anne54 says:

      EllaDee’s story is lovely, isn’t it? Times and seasons passing, but nature stays with you — I like that.
      I love paperbarks too. I am dong watercolour paintings of the ones on Flinders Island at the moment.


  2. Magpie Sue says:

    Those are some wonderfully knarled trees. The most interesting trees around here are the madronas. Their trunks are smooth and iron red. Now to go read the story…


  3. EllaDee says:

    A stunning and eloquent pictorial tribute to our magnificent trees.
    I hope it never comes to it that we have only photographs and memories…
    They took all the trees
    And put them in a tree museum
    And they charged all the people
    A dollar and a half to see ’em…


  4. mybrightlife says:

    Gorgeous tree shots. Loved EllaDee’s tree story too!


  5. acflory says:

    Stunning shapes. Definitely the stuff of legend. šŸ™‚


  6. Nice photography dear. All those are like our grandparents….without them we are no more…. Love mother nature….


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