Fallen Branches


We had three days of high gusty winds last week, resulting in several fallen branches.  Some of these limbs looked like like small trees, towering over my head while laying on their side.  The largest of them fell across a fence but thankfully it didn’t cause any lasting damage.  When the weight was removed, the fence was … Continue reading Fallen Branches

Tonight’s Colours


For a few fleeting moments, tonight’s sunset lit up a group of trees in glorious colours.  I always love the colour of the bark when it turns a deep terracotta. You can see where the birds and small mammals clutch the bark to climb up and down.  Also, the trees in the background look almost … Continue reading Tonight’s Colours

What’s Nesting Here?


In the last week I’ve noticed  evidence of something nesting in a relatively low to the ground hollow – approximately 6 feet off the ground.   The hollow seems to have recently been refurbished with carefully shredded pieces of bark and small sticks.  I’m not sure how long this has been occurring, so I will make this one of … Continue reading What’s Nesting Here?

Regrowth Forest


In Australia, regrowth forest has been in the news recently. Our conservative Government requested that an area of regrowth forest be removed from the World Heritage listing.  Thankfully the request was refused because this regrowth is  part of a beautiful old growth forest in Tasmania. Over the last few weeks, when I ventured into areas of local … Continue reading Regrowth Forest

A Fallen Acacia


In Summer, one of our Acacia trees snapped its trunk about five feet off the ground.  The colour of the bark and exposed timber against the dry grasses, and the shape of the branches kept drawing my attention.  Today, as I was scrolling through some old photographs, I came across this one. I like this … Continue reading A Fallen Acacia

Bird Attracting Tree


Near the house, a previous owner has planted a row of native trees that are not necessarily native to our area, but which are both beautiful and bird attracting.  Today I am going to write about the second smallest of these trees, which I am pretty sure is a Paperbark, but I can’t identify exactly which … Continue reading Bird Attracting Tree