Tree Angles


Over the past month we’ve had some days of very high wind.  This took a toll on some of our trees, but mainly with branches falling.  These old Wattles were already dead, and some of them had already snapped off, but we had a few more snap recently. I like the effect of all of … Continue reading Tree Angles

Birds in Spring: Nest Hunting


Two of the trees we can see from the house have hollows in the trunk – just about right for nesting birds. Over this first week of Spring, I’ve noticed a flurry of activity as pairs of birds try to find the perfect nest.  It reminds me of house hunting.  The birds will land close … Continue reading Birds in Spring: Nest Hunting

Crackle Crackle…. Plop!


Crackle crackle… plop!  Crackle crackle…. plop!   This is the sound I heard around me this morning on my walk.  It is a still day, and I have heard the same sound on other still days.  Having investigated the noise about a month ago, I recognise it immediately  and smile to myself.  This is the sound … Continue reading Crackle Crackle…. Plop!

Bark, Leaves, Buds and Fruit


There are very few native flowers in bloom at the moment, the grasses are drying out, and the trees – always prominent in our landscape – are capturing my attention more each day. This is partly because I’m learning about bushfire habits, and partly because I received a field guide to trees as a gift … Continue reading Bark, Leaves, Buds and Fruit