Anyway, it's funny that I got that nickname for making a fake tree when I love real trees so much, and yet they didn't know that at the time. :)
It has been a very tree-y week here. First up, this is the view across our neighbour's place from our north fence-line. I have a love-hate thing going with that pink grass. It is so pretty especially when the light shines through it, but it came in with those little Liquidambers there, I think, and man is it invasive! Every year the patch gets bigger and it seems to keep seeding for the whole of Autumn/Winter/Spring. I am going to have to fight hard to keep it off our land, but it hasn't yet quite made it to the fenceline, so for now I just look at it and glory, and worry at the same time. :)
Look at all these lovely babies waiting to go to their new homes!
Here are some babies of my favorite tree, the Jarrah. Don't worry babies, soon you will be in the ground and able to thrive and hopefully grow into giants!
And there's me, since I looked unusually neat that day and should get a record of it. :)
Tree news from Moy-Mel isn't all good. The Queen Jarrah looks terrible after the Cockatoos came in and savaged her for her gumnuts. There have been a lot of fires this year and food stocks are lowered due to this, so I think the trees that they can still use for food are taking more of a beating than usual. I wish they wouldn't bite off all the branch tips as they feed. They have balded her! I'm not sure she will recover fully from this. She was already struggling both physically and in spirit. This is not a happy tree.
In other more cheerful news, I got a photo of the amazing beehive we currently have up there. They are settled on the outside of this tall Marri tree. Can you see the combs growing down the tree, and the big bunch of bees at the bottom? I was amazed.
And here is smiley Rosie to cheer me up.
And here are mum and I out planting with the Friends of Black Cockatoo Reserve group. That is Flossy I have there, who belongs to another member. Even if I don't take my own dogs I end up getting down and doggy! She is a total sweetheart and so soft to pat.
I guess you might wonder why someone who loves trees as much as I do might be willing to set fire to them. Well, I stopped my car on the way home the other day to photograph this scene only a kilometre or so away from our cottage.
And at home, here are my very own babies for this year, awaiting their chance to go into the ground and become trees too. The cycle of life goes on!
While the kitty sleeps on and dreams of summer...