Sunday, 24 January 2010

Monochrome Weekend - Gum tree


A member of the Monochrome Weekend community.

I am sampling the joys of Melbourne - including a day at the tennis. I will be back at my desk on Thursday 28th January.

17 comments:

Virginia said...

Gum tree! Lovely skin. Reminds me of a book by Julie ANdrews that I read to my third graders, "THe Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles". They were "up a gum tree" in one part!
V

Marla said...

What a lovely photo. Love the detail and black and white. Thanks for sharing it!

~Cheryl said...

Wonderful photo! I always like those trees with many twists and turns!

myletterstoemily said...

virginia, i love the julie andrews 'whangdoodle' comment!

julie, this tree looks old and wise...if trees could talk!

Pat and Bruce Caspersonn said...

Gone to Melbourne! Ye Gods! You must hate yourself!
Nice tree, we have one just like it in the front yard. It drops a lot of bits over the year, I sometimes wish it was somewhere else.

ρομπερτ said...

Must have been a very good student of life.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I like that comment by Pat an Bruce ... I agree the best place for a gum tree is in someone else's yard or the bush. This has worked really well in B&W. I've get an interesting gum tree coming up on BMJ on Valentines Day.

Mirela said...

Have fun in Melbourne! I hope you'll share your photos with us when you return....

awarewriter said...

That is a neat tree Julie. Nice shot. I can't wait until you get in really close and study the peeling bark in B&W. Imagine the fun you'll have contrasting the bark with the smooth, the light with the dark, the shapes...

Serendipity said...

Nice shot, I like all the tones and textures.

Dragonstar said...

I love the shapes and the strong contrast.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

It is very Brit to say 'up a gum tree'! I did not know that Julie Andrews wrote books. Anyway, interesting capture of a tree that has peculiar bark peeling habits.

Paula said...

What a great shaggy beast of a tree! I didn't see you in Mr Linky, you came in after me.

AB said...

Great gnarled, weathered tree. Works well in black and white.

Unknown Mami said...

It looks fantastic in black and white.

brattcat said...

Ah, the lovely bones.

Julie said...

Yes, not many would express it like that, Karen. I have many shots of this tree, always trying to get to the core of its beauty. The early morning light was a joy.