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Friday, September 28, 2012

Photographic Scavenger Hunt...a solitary tree...

Once again I'm joining in with Deb's feature which this week is about trees...solitary trees to be exact. But some of my photos maybe have a few more trees :-). So here we go...my tree pictures...

The first photo was taken in Reid, Australian Capital Territory, when DH and I visited a very historic church which pre-dated the setting up of Canberra. I was quite taken with this huge old tree in the graveyard.


 The next photo was taken in Toowoomba and this tree was just behind the car park of the Tourist Information Centre

This is also in Toowoomba...this old tree was growing on the footpath along one side of the Laurel Bank Park....

This tree was growing at Picnic Point on the edge of the range at Toowoomba 

yet again...Picnic Point. This tree is near the lookout area

This is an old cypress in Queens Park, Toowoomba ; note the perspex 'collars' on the tree trunk to discourage possums

A lovely old palm tree in Queens Park


 Above is a plaque giving the details of the tree below, which was planted at Spring Bluff Station in 1870

Technically not a solitary tree. These trees on Norfolk Island are growing horizontally because of the strong winds that buffet the area around the golf course and graveyard.

One of the many Norfolk Island pines that cling on to  the cliffs

I had planned to drive over to my old  primary school to take some photos of trees there that were mature specimums when I was a student there over 55 years ago! But will save that for another time.


9 comments:

shez said...

lovely pics Maria.xx

DEB said...

A collection of mighty trees. I found the horizontal Norfolk Pines particularly interesting. Thanks come coming back again.

Dorothy said...

You have some great looking tree pictures here Maria. My daughter was married at that Church in Reid - the photographer took loads of pictures in the gardens and even a few in the graveyard. In one, he had my daughter standing on a grave so she appeared taller - my son in law is 198cm tall and my daughter only 157cm - she comes up to his armpits :) The horizontal trees fascinated me.

Nurdan Kanber said...

The shapes of all trees are so inspirational for me! Can I copy of those pictures please?

Thank you in advance!

Gracie O'Tripp said...

What magnificent trees. There must be some really strong winds to make those trees lay down like that. I am not a golfer but I think golf on that course might be difficult.:)

Linn said...

Hi Maria, love the photos of the trees. Great to see you on tv last night also! (I am staying with my son in Brisbane for a couple of days)

Susan said...

A beaut lot of tree photos - all with their own stories to tell.
Especially love the Norfolk Pines :D)

Chris said...

Great photos Maria the big old tree in Toowoomba is just waiting for a cubby house to be built or just sit in it's nook and do a spot of people watching.

Marion said...

Interesting photos Maria - particularly the Norfolk Island trees. Thanks for your comment - the old tree you mentioned was a snow gum with the most amazing colours!