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exploring Australia (and sometimes further afield) on foot

National Eucalypt Day

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The more I travel, the more I love Australia’s 800+ varieties of eucalypt. I miss their colours and textures, their lofty heights and wind-pruned gnarly-ness, when overseas and take deeply inhale their oily perfumes on returning home.

So I’m celebrating National Eucalypt Day by sharing some of the countless photographs I’ve taken of gum trees encountered, and sometimes hugged, as I bushwalk around Victoria and the country. Hope you appreciate my take on these wonderfully diverse arboreal characters.


Eucalypt bark in all its textural diversity


Snow gums are voluptuously beautiful.


Eucalypts never get in the way; they either focus or frame a better image.


Dead or alive, misty or blushed with sunset – just beautiful!

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