Saturday, July 21, 2012

Up, Up and Away...

The mornings are cold and crisp. Though technically this is the middle of winter, new life is already revving upward.
Occasional blue skies ( 16 - 18 degrees Celsius in Melbourne today ) lift the eyes and pump the sap more keenly.
These Eucalypts in my garden already have new growth. You don't want to waste an opportunity, eh?
A lack of uniformity makes each an individual.
The canopy reaches higher and higher...
...here some she-oaks ( Allocasuarina species ) in the front garden twist themselves to the light, as if waving to it.
Here's what they look like in a group - shaggy and sketchy. There's a wonderful hush under them when the wind blows.
Back to a couple of Eucalypts, above, at the front of the house. When limbs are severed, many are able to form scar tissue...
...nothing can stop the movement onward and upward.

7 comments:

  1. old trees are so wonderful to look at, to touch, to wonder how much they've witnessed. Lovely photos, against the so-blue sky.

    PS I'm sure I'm not a robot, but here goes ...

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    1. Robot, Catmint? You're the last person who'd be one! Yes, time is ingrained in trees, a source of contemplation.

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  2. Beautiful, Faisal. And I think I probably am a robot. Should I not comment? D

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    1. Thankyou, Dave. If you can comment, you're not a robot...

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  3. Faisal, One of my favorite things to do is just stare up into the branches of trees. They have so many stories to tell silently standing for so many years...or so I like to imagine. Enjoy winter's sunshine. Bonnie

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    1. Bonnie, mine too, and when I was young, to climb up and sit in them.
      What strikes me now is how each tree supports a community or network of life.

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  4. oh, this all looks so familiar!

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