Number 177 in my 365 project 1-100 and 101-200
looking for the gifts in the present, each day for a year

Not quite from heaven but from the Manna Wattle;- Acacia microbotrya, a beloved all round good guy in the local native vegetation where I live. The seed pods may be seen Here The sap globules oozing from the trunk in the late afternoon sun like delicious jewels were irresistible.

Pingelly Western Australia

Fujifilm finepix S1500, super macro, aperture priority


365, manna, sap, resin, gum, balls, globules, glowing, sunlight, shining, golden, sparkling, acacia microbotrya, manna wattle

I like to play. I find joy in small things and moments where the edge between conscious looking and subconscious seeing becomes soft enough for me to be there for a moment.

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  • Rick Playle
    Rick Playleover 1 year ago

    Catches the eye in the bush dosent it.
    my Dad and his brothers used to pick and sell this
    after war years WW11 for extra farm income. they got so much per sugar bag full
    was used for a gum base for lollies I am told. the things early farming families did to survive
    no centerlink back then.

  • I have chewed on some. I reckon it would be a good tooth filling substance!

    – LouJay

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyover 1 year ago

    Good shot and interesting subject.

  • Thank you Betty!

    – LouJay

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentover 1 year ago

    Its the small things that intrigue the most, beautiful!

  • Indeed it is the small things that call out! Thank you!!

    – LouJay

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghover 1 year ago

  • Woohoo! This is a very lovely surprise!! Thank you Sharon!

    – LouJay

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentover 1 year ago

  • Fabulous news! thank you!

    – LouJay

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