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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  1. The way the bark peels and the pattern left behind is very similar to our Sycamore trees here. Beautiful!

    • That’s interesting, Lavinia. I don’t think I have even seen a sycamore tree. I love all trees, and am so pleased we can live where there are still plenty of them. 🙂

  2. It’s quite fascinating, watching the changes. It’s happening to trees in our local bushland park, and I love to see the colours and patterns as they emerge. Lovely post. 🙂

  3. Absolutely magnificent Linda.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing your terrific web page.


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