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This fig was rooted in an historic wall at Barrenjoey Lighthouse.
It had obviously been chopped off before & I guess noone wanted to damage the wall by pulling out the roots.
Unperturbed, it has tried once again to grow.
I like it but wouldn’t want that beautiful old sandstone wall wrecked.

Photographed with a Canon 400D at Barrenjoey on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 1 year ago

    Beautiful Michael. It’s amazing where there trees take hold. It looks like a fig tree or a camellia. It would make a good bonsai♥

  • Thanks Bev. I assumed it was a fig. They’re good at digging there toes in everywhere. I love the way they can grow in almost impossible places & spread their roots all over.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 1 year ago

    Excellent! :)

  • Thanks Mieke.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 1 year ago

    Wow!! This is amazing Michael ~ not just the lush growth and the wonderful textures ~ but the image overall is a full of such warmth…. I love it….

  • Thank you so much for your enthusiastic compliment Sharon & for the fave !!
    I’m glad you like it as much as I do.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 1 year ago

    Nice find & capture Michael.

  • Thanks a lot Waz & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • wormink
    worminkover 1 year ago

    great color contrast enjoy and create

  • Thank you for the compliment & fave !

    – Michael Matthews

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago

    cool shot

  • Thanks Ray.

    – Michael Matthews

  • suave
    suaveover 1 year ago

    STONEWALL JACKSON! Michael is it a port jackson fig? any way good find to express why natures existence is to produce. Great color contrast mate.

  • Thanks Keith.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 1 year ago

    well done in this cool challenge!! Merry Christmas to you and your family ;)

    Plants growing in weird places challenge

    Please view and write few words in the topic

  • Thanks Manon. Have a wonderful christmas !

    – Michael Matthews

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