Week 20: Looking Up
“This week let’s change our perspective and look up!”
Less than two weeks ago I was worried about a rather large bushfire about 20km (give or take) away from our home. In typical Autumn weather it rained for almost a full week and put it completely out! Since then it’s been wet, cold and very frosty in the mornings.
I took this photo of my mum’s Claret Ash tree, planted when we moved here over 40 years ago. It’s currently a sunny but cold 8C (46F) and all the Autumn leaves have turned from green to red and gold and have promptly dropped to the ground, all in less than a week.
The only tree that has been able to hold on to its leaves is the red Japanese Maple, it’s the same age as the Claret Ash but only a quarter of its size (maybe 10 foot or so). Some of the leaves are still green too. Just after I took this photo the sky turned black and the temperature dropped yet again, it’s going to be a cold night! I hope my readers in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying the warmer Spring weather…I’m envious!
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