Photo of the Week

This weeks Photo of the Week was taken Saturday
(December 5, 2015)

Semi-eaten Eucalypt leaf

Semi-eaten leaf

So delicate, with an intricate patchwork of greens and browns, I believe this leaf is from a Marri tree.

Dean and I were out walking in the Dalgraup Reserve, in the heart of the Blackwood Valley in Western Australia’s South West.  We were surrounded by a variety of eucalyptus trees – Karri, Jarrah, Marri* and Yarri – and as we walked, I noticed one area where the decomposition of the leaves on the forest floor was quite noticeable.

This leaf caught my attention and, subsequently, so did this photo I took.


* Marri’s (Corymbia calophylla), also known as Red Gum, were formerly known as Eucalyptus calophylla but were transferred from the Eucalyptus genus to the newly created Corymbia genus back in 1995.

13 Comments

  1. Hi Clare, As usual awesome photo. Strangely enough I’ve been colouring in leaves in a book I acquired recently. I’ve been using autumn tones browns, reds, yellows etc.- However, in your photo there is also the remaining patches of green. Thankyou for continually updating us…love your blog. cheers – not long before Xmas now!!

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