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Sunday soundtrack

Imagine:

Frogs croaking.

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Kookaburras laughing.

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Wattlebirds chuckling.

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Cormorants calling.

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That’s what I heard as I walked in the wetlands last Sunday.

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My kind of pine tree

I love drooping sheoaks.

They’re like Australia’s native pines. Sometimes they turn golden:

And sometimes, after the rain, they shine.

Note:
Here’s a link if you want to know more about drooping sheoaks:
www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/resources/private-forestry/paddock-plants/Allocasuarina-verticillata-Droopshing-Sheoak.pdf

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A walk in the park

— The park at the end of our road —

It’s just a simple suburban park —
but beauty is everywhere, once you look for it.

Note:
The trees pictured are athel pines. Sometimes beauty is deceptive: I recently discovered that these trees, sadly, are not native to Australia and are considered invasive weeds. For more information, see: www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/invasive/weeds/publications/guidelines/wons/pubs/t-aphylla.pdf