MtLawleyShire, as an area (though occasionally, it is also this person – just to confuse you 🙂 ), is leafy with lovely trees and gardens. It is an old area, the trees are large, but it is a regular suburb with roads and parks and houses. The railway line is some distance from my normal routes, and getting near the city, is bridges and buildings without a great deal of space. Further west, on the oldest rail line – Midland to Fremantle (which also goes through the eastern edges of MtLawleyShire) there are areas where the buffer along the tracks has been allowed to be itself. Urban bush. Managed, no doubt, and therefore not ‘pristine’, but nonetheless – a touch, a taste, of bush in the middle of suburbia, so this is what the railway side of the road looks like:
I don’t know all the trees. I recognized this one though – a massive peppermint tree, its huge girth giving an indication of its age:
These are either lemon-scented or ghost gums – or perhaps something else entirely! Beautiful though:
especially this one – so straight! It makes me think it’s a ghost gum:
A massive moreton bay fig – known as the strangler fig, it is definitely an interloper that has been here a long time. It makes me thing the area is managed because otherwise, there would be many of them, and it is dotted with berries:
this Norfolk pine soaring above everything renders the lightpole redundant 😀
Cheating a little – this paperbark was in someone’s garden – over the road from the urban bush, so not really straying 🙂 But of such a size! It had been there a long time:
the first of this group is so reminiscent of something you’d see driving something other than the city – trees against the sky. The other 2 are trees I see frequently, even in MtLawleyShire, and I think they are actually west Australian natives:
I have no idea of the names of these trees, but they are lovely:
and this one – the last of my photos – just magnificent!
This post was to remind myself of my love of trees, and I hope you enjoyed it. Bulldog, my friend – I hope this made you smile.
Next post will most likely be back in MtLawleyShire, and quite possibly, yet another sunset.