It’s the 2nd day of a heatwave where not once day will dip below the old century, & today it will go well over. I didn’t set off as early as I wanted to due to various hold-ups, so only walked around where I lived a few decades ago, and though the heat is too much for any flowers, I found a rose or 2 unspoiled by the fierce sun:
I was taken by the patterns in box tree bark (& thought of Wanderlust Gene as I did)
& here, the papery bark of a paperbark tree:
this particular paperbark tree is in a very unphotogenic spot – no matter the angle, the tree is diminished by cars or badly designed modern housing (in what used to be a heritage area). So, this is all I could take. I will keep trying.
I came across a lovely Grevillea with a few flowers:
& the gnarled, scrappy, scratchy, untidy peppermint trees. Their girth, their relative lack of height in relation to their girth which increases as they get older somehow add to their attractiveness for me. And the scent of them
Intricacies of age:
This little guy popped down onto grass in front of me. Hopping all over the place. I was lucky to get this one, almost unblurred shot!
A streetside Plane tree – all cropped on one side. It looks so peculiar! Esp compared to the grace of the unpruned box tree:
White tree limbs against a sea of wind-tossed foliage and a tree dark against the day
Young lemon scented gums:
Against infinity and the blasting brilliance of midmorning sun. That deep blue sky is not enhanced. That’s the colour it is at the moment. It means extreme UV ratings and a fierce light. And heat.
A few blocks on is this tree – a survivor of car crashed and urban vandalism.
& finally – these two grace the Bowling club grounds:
I hope to go walking very early tomorrow morning before the heat so – hopefully, there will be more.
Hope you enjoyed