National Eucalypt Day

Today is National Eucalypt Day. A day to celebrate the magnificent trees we Australians call Gum Trees.

The following photos are of Eucalyptus regnans commonly known as Mountain Ash, also Swamp Gum, or Stringy Gum. Mountain Ash trees are native to Tasmania and the state of Victoria in south-east Australia.

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Eucalyptus regnans is the world’s tallest flowering plant and is also the world’s second tallest tree.

I remember when I was in primary school, my teacher told the class that trees were the lungs of the world. I can clearly remember my thoughts: “Then why are we cutting them down?”

I still ask that question decades later.

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School of Arts

The following images were taken on my iPhone.

The School of Arts was built in 1894. These photos were taken last year on a visit to my hometown of Rockhampton in Queensland. All that remains of the building now is the facade with the original building having been rebuilt.

In keeping with so many heritage buildings in Rockhampton, it has been beautifully restored. It was growing up in Rockhampton where my love of heritage buildings was nurtured.AdobePhotoshopExpress_2017-09-04_19-45-35 1000

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I have included a black and white version as I think these old buildings lend themselves to this format.

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Monterey Cypress

The following image was created at the Botanic Gardens in Colac. It is of a Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) a native tree of California. I find that tree trunks make great black and white images and that was how I saw this one.

A Monterey Cypress growing in the Colac Botanic Gardens

A Monterey Cypress growing in the Colac Botanic Gardens

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Trees in the Mist #3

These images are the last to be processed for my project Trees in the Mist.

Tree in the Mist

Tree in the Mist

Trees in the Mist

Trees in the Mist

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Tree in the Mist #2

This is another photograph from yesterday, continuing with the Tree in the Mist project.

Tree in the Mist

Tree in the Mist

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