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Oh tree

bush shack

Oh tree

within your branches we’d play

in your shadow we’d lay

shielded from the summer sun


you were there when we wanted to swing

behind you we sat when crying

or hid just for fun


into your bark we’d carve

the initials of lovers, now gone

and still you stood strong


you waved your branches in anger

at the wind and storm who scared us away

we were back before long


under you, our pets laid to rest

with you, childhood was blessed

around you, together we’d run


now your branches are bare

we’d hear them sigh, you are so dry

rest now, dear tree, your work is done



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Flower of the Day: Jacaranda

I always thought that the Jacaranda tree was a native to Australia. They seem to pop up everywhere. This tree was next to a unit I was looking at renting yesterday. I love the carpet of purple flowers the tree creates at the base. The flower is so soft and delicate. The tree grows so easily from the paper-like seeds which are found in their hundreds from split pods in late January. The seeds scatter on the wind. I so love the unique colour of the Jacaranda flower. There really is no other purple, or lilac colour just like it.

This photo was taken on my Samsung phone.





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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Weather

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I took this photo years ago at Nord’s wharf near Newcastle in NSW Australia. Best weather shot I have taken so far I think.

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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

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River Views

Where I painted the Ghost Gum yesterday was on the banks of an often forgotten river in Sydney called Cooks River. Here are some photos from a wonderful park on Permanent Avenue where you can access the river. I hope you enjoy them.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bark or Leaves


I was experimenting with depth of field. I think this turned out ok.

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11/03/2014 · 8:53 pm

Pretty spot


Next to the beach,
Bundeena N.S.W. Australia



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tree on canola field

tree on canola field

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27/11/2013 · 10:09 pm

Ghost gums in the Blue Mountains

Ghost gums in the Blue Mountains

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27/11/2013 · 10:08 pm