96/365 musing

LouJay

Pingelly, Australia

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Number 96 in my 365 project
looking for the gifts in the present, each day for a year.

There is something satisfying about little things that catch ones eye and lead the brain on an idle musing….turning things about and making connections…and finding something interesting to ponder.

Jam Wattle, or Strawberry Jam Tree. Acacia acuminata
A Jam Wattle fence post ( Around these parts, a tried and true fence timber, for old school fencing, way before star pickets became the norm – Termite proof and long lasting, in the weather, straight in the soil) that finally succumbed probably to a storm placing a load of debris against the fence, and the post has snapped through at the base….and is now securely tied to a living Jam Wattle. The funny thing is….Acacia acuminata (and other acacia species,) the leguminous nitrogen fixing pioneers of our land, the trees of life in this country, protein rich seed and foliage for the birds and chewing insects, nectar laden flowers for insects and nectar eating birds and mammals,and of course attracting all those insects for the insectivorous birds, providers of habitat and shelter, holders and builders of soil…..the really funny thing is these trees are fair game to the bulldozer approach around here. These life bringers, around which entire ecosystems are based, are flattened regularly as messy trees of little worth. And here is a fence post made of the tough strong timber, probably 50 years ago or more, supported in its age by a living specimen.

A morning walking ramble in the head,a musing, and sadness and also a celebration.

Fujifilm finepix S1500 Aperture Priority,macro

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