Tree silhouettes in Hobart
and at Eggs and Bacon Bay, Tasmania
My place in the world is Tasmania and it looks spectacular now, in autumn.
These trees on the bank of the River Derwent at Bushy Park show their autumn glow, even on a grey day.
A unique deciduous beech tree, “fagus” (nothofagus gunnii) changes colour at this time of year. The trees grow to about two meters. The leaves are the size of my thumb nail. We visited the “fagus festival” at Mount Field National Park a couple of weeks ago.
The Japanese Garden within the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in Hobart has a range of red maple trees.
Last weekend we enjoyed a day out at Mount Field National Park, here in Tasmania.
The landscape changed with altitude as we hiked from Lake Fenton up to Seager’s Lookout. The rocky path climbed higher. We passed snow gums and yellow gums and had glimpses of the lake through the trees.
A few photos from my lunchtime walk yesterday.
Eucalyptus trees fascinate me. They are so different to the majestic oaks, elms and other northern hemisphere trees that I grew up with. These “gum” trees must have seemed so alien to the early European Settlers, trees that kept their leaves but shed their bark. Trees with such a distinct scent and unique flowers and seed pods.