AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Monday, June 18, 2012

Like a Seahorse?

An unknown small tree in my garden has a strange shape that curls and bends as it grows.
This particular morning I captured it "mid curl", complete with shadows through the leaves.
The tree does not flower, but gets odd pea-like "buds" and sheds Autumn-toned red leaves in the summer.
This is a Winter view.

A strange little tree
Stubbornly upturns seasons
No flower or fruit

Linking to:
 Macro Monday 
Shadow Shot Sunday 2


Sylvia K said...

What a delightful, unusual plant! A seahorse or a duck with a REALLY long neck! Fun post for the day, Gemma! Hope you have a great week!


Naquillity said...

i can't believe how much that looks like a seahorse. love your haiku.

i also like the trees post. that second picture is my favorite. your haiku so fitting to the scenery you photographed. hope all is well~

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes, like a seahorse! What an interesting little tree-being.

Kelly said...

It does remind me of a seahorse - how interesting!!

Lea said...

Very interesting!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea's Menagerie

Kim, USA said...

That is what I thought looking from the thumbnail, a sea horse. ^_^ Great shot!


Cathy H. said...

Beautiful image! I love the light and shadows!



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