Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Regeneration II: Life goes on
Under normal conditions, many Eucalypt trees shed thier bark seasonally, not thier leaves. I think this one is shedding its singed exterior rather artfully.
The curious, wooly appearance of most Eucalypt trees during regeneration. All along the length of the seemingly dead tree, new shoots appear. Some will go on to become the trees new branches. The regenerating tree looks like a column of green in the sea of naked sun bleached timber.
Sweet scented flowers of some abundant wild shrub. No doubt they are loving the extra sun they get with the canopy being temporarily thinner. No bees, no butterflys, just lots of young locust, and the ever present blow-fly.