Today I went into the city & while I was there, took the opportunity to – you guessed it – take photos of trees 🙂 In fact, as I drove there & back, passed so many amazing trees that I know I either have long walks ahead of me, or driving with detours.
These trees were on Adelaide Terrace, at the eastern edge of the Central Business District. From the side streets that go down to the river, you can look towards South Perth, on the other side of the river:
But outside the hotel where I met friends, there were trees. The light and angles were difficult, so some photos were easier than others. I also had to contend with traffic and the general untidiness of a major street in the city on a public holiday.
There were Morten Bay figs and young eucalypts – I don’t know which type, but they grow wonderfully straight.
These are Morten Bay figs:
These are the young eucalypts:
Some grow as straight as telephone poles.
Then it was home time and sunset. As I walked up William Street to my favourite vantage points, I noticed flowers:
Then I noticed the light on the trees, the way it picked out branches, coating them in a reddish gold:
Then the sunset, but with the wide clear sky, it was more glow than anything else:
It the northern, southern and eastern skies, the colours of sunset ricocheted through clouds:
But the real glory of the night was this:
The Good Friday Moon:
Later, when all colours had fled and the night was truly dark, the shadows outside my gate were sharply incised against concrete paving silvered by the brilliance of the moonlight.
I don’t have a photo of that. You will have to imagine it.
So, I had a busy day and now I must go to bed. An even busier one tomorrow…