Off with the old!

November 24, 2014 at 8:09 pm | Posted in Australia, Gardens, Nature, Poetry | 6 Comments
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I love the spotted gums in our yard. Their trunks are tall and straight and smooth, and their high canopies provide shade from the sun, especially in summer.

In late spring, as they have a growth spurt, their bark cracks, splits and gradually falls away.

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Spotted gum

sheds its mauve-brown

coat and reveals

a pale green body shirt

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They are lovely, aren’t they?

  •  Poem and photos (c) Linda Visman

 

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