Yet another walk with more treasures!  These 3 trees have such lovely colours and patterns, that after I went right past them I felt I needed to go back to have a second look.  Then the camera came out……

Tree Bark green lichen art photo
Tree Bark Green Lichen art photograph

I loved how the golden green lichen encompassed the orange-sienna fungus creating a beautiful accent in the midst of the silver grey trunk.


Another stunner is this stark white trunk rising up against a velvety deep Ultramarine sky.

ultramarine sky and white tree trunk
White birch Tree Rising Up against the Ultramarine Sky

With Perth’s blazing heat tamed for another few months, I’m getting in as much outdoor walking and photography in as possible! I’m really enjoying the mild temperatures this autumn.  Winter won’t be that bad either. The days will still be pleasant especially in mid afternoons, a perfect time for walks.


This last tree was from a previous walk, but I love its textures so much I had to include it.  The bark has canyons and crevasses with subtle greys and warm fawns that give warmth to the base of the trunk. It feels almost like walking up the tree.

Tree Bark Textures
Tree Bark Textures

I find all three trees quite inspiring.

Lovely in their own right, they could serve to inspire some drawings or printmaking, or pastels.    At the moment I feel they are, Fine – just the way they are.  I’m not compelled to monkey with them.

I think I feel perhaps, that in these photographs I did manage to convey what I saw and felt when there on location.

That the trees’ authenticity and essence are in the photos.  It’s done, finished.

So  therefore, I don’t feel the need to keep playing around with the images, painting/drawing or   ‘doing more’ to them.

At any rate,  to me they were 3 amazing trees!