distraction

eye deflects
natures signpost
keep walking

Maggie and I were taking one of our regular walks along the Black Rock Cliff path, however we were moving in the opposite direction from our natural approach. It was amazing to see totally different perspectives from another angle. I had never noticed this Ti tree branch sculpture before and it seemed to beckon our attention. My first thought was a bird lookout , then an insect diving board. Anyway it was worth a photo and then of course the haiku came later. When the bushfire smoke drifted over Melbourne visibility had obscured those rocks one can see in the water. The path ahead in the second photo, (or usually behind) is one of Maggie’s favourites because of the occasional rat that hops across in front of us creating much excitement. We know Tiger Snakes lurk here , (attracted by rats) but are yet to see one. We are so lucky to have this landscape only a few minutes drive from home.

wind sculpture

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growing free

shaped by wintry winds

old tea tree

This coastal Tea-Tree is one of a stand growing at Green Point on Brighton Beach. There are many different wild and freeform shapes amongst this collection of reasonably old trees. With this particular example the trunk has been shaped to grow almost along the ground like a giant natural bonsai.