Brittlegums III

Once again their silvered skins
have dropped in disorderly curls,
like shed gowns, pooling at their feet.


It’s the last day of summer, and the brittle gums are well into shedding their bark. First they go from silver to dark grey, then the old bark peels off exposing the new white bark underneath. It’s hardly a spectacular autumn change, but it’s a marker of the changing seasons still. Β  Β  Β 


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15 responses to “Brittlegums III

  1. You write the most interesting of things. Now, I have to look up this tree. πŸ™‚

  2. Lol, when I was reading this, Eucalyptus tree is what I had in mind, but this particular name confused me. Haha. I love its scent too.

  3. Beautiful!!!! I miss this! πŸ’š

  4. over the world line
    it is too a time of
    seasonal changes

  5. Quite a remarkable transformation.

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