Thursday, March 08, 2007

Bark shapes

I took out my pencils today to try and get some idea down on paper of the huge long shapes in the bark that has fallen from the trees. This doesnt really look much like what I was seeing but it does give an impression of the shapes some of the lenths of bark were about 2 feet long. really quite incredible.
After yesterdays rant I feel much better, we had some mizzle in the early morning, not much but a bit, it has been a beautiful day all day, not too hot, so what did I do? thoroughly clean the house as I have visitors over the week end and am now tired, usually John helps with some of the vacuuming but he went fishing today, has just rung to say we are having snook for dinner and he is on his way home.
I am doing this in a bit of a hurry as I am running late, as usual.


Julie Oakley said...

I'm glad you're feeling better today. Those trees are amazing - so different to European native trees, there are a few growing in gardens here. I don't think that any trees native to this part of the world have that kind of papery bark.

Alison said...

I have never heard of snook - funny how we drive ourselves to cleaning. I am doing Kate green's workshop at Forum - she starts with sketching and then somhow puts images on fabric, handstitching and paint and collage, I think. I like not taking my machine - it's more relaxing without it. I am thinking of cycling there!

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Snook and mizzle are both new words to me. Maybe the South Australians do have a language of their own!
Bark is fantastic stuff and so colourful. Some artists used to make pictures by glueing bark onto a board because there were dozens of different colours.
The melaleuka trees have lovely shedding bark, but of course with the drought lots of trees are desperately getting undressed!