Autumn in my local bushland

by John Wilson April. 11, 2020 282 views

Another bush walk out the back of our home in northern Sydney to help keep us in touch with nature and reality in these strange times.

Occasional shafts of afternoon light slip under the canopy of the huge gums trees.

Occasional shafts of afternoon light slip under the canopy of the huge gums trees.

After recent rain the fungi are out.

After recent rain the fungi are out.

Our local creeks have water again after the big dry period.

Our local creeks have water again after the big dry period.

Not many wildflowers out at this time of year but good old reliable banksias can be found.

Not many wildflowers out at this time of year but good old reliable banksias can be found.

Angophora tree, always a favourite of mine.

Angophora tree, always a favourite of mine.

The apparent stillness of this shot is not actually a true reflection of what was happening. A huge and rather scary wind swept through the valley with a deep roar, and branches were falling around us.

The apparent stillness of this shot is not actually a true reflection of what was happening. A huge and rather scary wind swept through the valley with a deep roar, and branches were falling around us.

Over the last six months hundreds, if not thousands, of large trees and branches have fallen in our local bushland. The long drought weakened them, then huge winds brought them down. In particular, one day late in 2019 we had a mini cyclone that lasted barely one minute but brought down many trees.

Over the last six months hundreds, if not thousands, of large trees and branches have fallen in our local bushland. The long drought weakened them, then huge winds brought them down. In particular, one day late in 2019 we had a mini cyclone that lasted barely one minute but brought down many trees.

This one's still standing. In the strong late afternoon light it looked like I'd used a flash.

This one's still standing. In the strong late afternoon light it looked like I'd used a flash.

Shadows in the late afternoon light.

Shadows in the late afternoon light.

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Bethany Plonski 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Beautiful series, nice use of light and composition!

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John Wilson Replied to Bethany Plonski 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Much appreciated Bethany!

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