CFFC: Buildings and Trees

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I was driving by this house in the hinterlands of northern New South Wales and I had to pull over to take a picture.

The morning sun illuminates the verdure of this gum tree forest, and the first warmth of the day causes a cloud of mist to form above the canopy. Mount Warning’s spiritual presence reaches in from the background. I want to live like the person in that little house someday.

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This is one of the original buildings at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. It is made from a stone that is mined in a local area nearby. The stone features shades of violet and ranges of sandy browns. It is truly radiant.

DSC_0632Before I learnt the names of the trees I came up with my own names for them. I nicknamed the one in this person’s front yard “the wispy tree”. It is actually a sheoak, and one of my favourite trees found on this side of the world.

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The Norfolk Island pines are magnificent. I love them because they are one of the few pines around here, and they remind me of my home in Canada and the pine filled forests that decorate the mountains.

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This picture got me thinking: are palm trees really trees? They seem to be more like tall plants to me. They grow like plants do, shooting out layers of leaves. I wonder if they would have tree rings if you cut them down.

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Does this scene look familiar to you? It is actually Bag-end from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. I took this photo on my visit to the Hobbiton movie set in New Zealand. If you look at the doors it really puts into perspective just how big the trees are. The one on the right is Bilbo’s “party tree”, which he has his birthday party under in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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This is a beautiful little cafe in Tyalgum The next, and last shot, I chose because it shows how much the vegetation in Australia really takes over everything. The next shot shows the back of this restaraunt pictured above, and the little shop in a house out the back.

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These are my entries forΒ Cee’s Fun Foto ChallengeΒ . Thanks for viewing!

 

 

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