A Daily Walk in Greyscale

I’m sharing these photos for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and White On her blog, Sally shares two fascinating examples of street art. Here are some of the sensory moments I have each day when walking Vika. Changing the images to B&W breaks them down to the basic elements capturing my attention. The feature…

Eucalyptus spathulata: swamp mallet

With prompting from Claudette in the comments yesterday, I collected a sample piece of that tree which has the wonderful bark I featured in my previous post. I spent hours trawling websites and – hurrah- identified it as a swamp mallet which is native to Western Australia and does well in poorly drained and saline…

Photos from our walk yesterday

I’m being very lazy today. I read too late last night. Saving my energy for the bit of work I have to do. Tomorrow is anew day. Oh – speaking of tomorrow – I reverted my tagline back to the original one.   🙂

Acorns

The oak trees are heavily laden. We’ve had rain overnight. Still mostly cloudy, but warm, today.

What is this tree? Solved. (Eucalyptus platypus)

I have a blossom for this shrub, now – and discovered the name …   From Wikipedia: Eucalyptus platypus, also known as the Moort or Round-leaved Moort, is a small tree which occurs in an area between Albany and Esperance in Western Australia. It is a mallee Eucalyptus and grows to between 1.5m and 10…

Too heavy

Last bit, they thought it would go, but it was just too heavy! Ended up cutting two more pieces off. Taken this morning with my phone. Yesterday it was taken down to just the stump and this huge bit of trunk. The elm was hollow right up the centre, but was still mostly solid at…