365 Project: Day 238

Day 238

Day 238. Here lies a single leaf from a Deciduous Beech tree, commonly known in these parts as Fagus. It’s a fascinating plant, with an amazingly long history, which helped us piece together the prehistoric world and where landmasses used to be, before they were where they are now. One of the thing that I like most about the Fagus though is that in modern times, it exists in only ONE place IN THE WHOLE WORLD – Tasmania. A unique plant for a unique place… You can read more about Fagus here if you like.

Every year since I moved a little closer to Cradle Mountain, I’ve tried to make the trip to see the Fagus as it changes colour and lights up the hillsides with its Autumn display… I’ve only managed twice. Once was last year, and this is from the second time. Tomorrow, or some other time, I might show you the whole tree…

365 Project: Day 238

365 Project: Day 183

Day 183

Day 183… I’m so over it – half way, that is!! Maybe I should write up some of the things I’m learning from this? Might work on that, but here’s just a couple of things to get started… if you think something is interesting and photo-worthy, then it is. Don’t second-guess yourself. Take the shot first, and maybe the meaning will come later. The really big piece of advice? As Wayne Gretsky once said (about hockey of course, but I think it applies just as well here) – “You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take”. Indeed.

So, back to our image.  Observed while walking through the bush around Notley Fern Gorge to recharge after a long week (this right here is my grounding hierarchy!). Is this some kind of code? Secret message? The answer to the meaning of life? Or just another piece of random information, in which I’m seeing significance beyond what it’s reasonable to interpret? But isn’t that how imagination works?

365 Project: Day 183