— Two weeks ago —
It was over in moments.
… then this …
… then this:
They never last, do they? — the precious moments.
I love drooping sheoaks.
They’re like Australia’s native pines. Sometimes they turn golden:
And sometimes, after the rain, they shine.
Here’s a link if you want to know more about drooping sheoaks:
— The park at the end of our road —
It’s just a simple suburban park —
but beauty is everywhere, once you look for it.
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
The soil was bare when we moved here.
We planted things…
… And now they bloom.