My last post showed lovely contrasting autumn foliage on the trees near where I live. I could not help but consider yet another contrast – that between the brightly coloured deciduous exotic trees and the unchanging grey-greens of our native Eucalyptus species.
Eucalyptus trees seem to largely ignore the changing of the seasons. However, subtle differences are there if one cares to look closely enough. It was this close examination of some of the gum trees* in our street which prompted me to look up and take some photos of the bi-coloured trunks of these amazing plants.
Have you ever taken the time to look up a tree from the base of the trunk? It is a very different perspective and one that we rarely take the time to enjoy (probably because passers-by do tend to give one rather strange looks!)
Here then, is a photographic study of (looking) up a gum tree! This particular specimen is growing not far from all the lovely red and green foliage of my previous post.
This post was written as a response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Up
(* “Gum trees” usually refer to Eucalyptus species that have smooth bark).