I don’t normally take my camera on our later afternoon walks as the Sherpa insists they are for exercise not for dawdling. Once I have the camera in my hand, like all of us, I get distracted and wander off into my own world.
It was the golden light peeking through our majestic River Red Gums and spilling over onto the meandering creek that called me off the path and into the bushes, not to be seen for quite some time. Only 20 m off the path and I was in a microcosm of nature. A remnant of what once dominated this place. River Red Gums live 500-1000 years. They are a long time coming and even a longer time gone.
As was I.
Tags: Craigieburn Malcome Creek River Red Gum Old tree creek River Eucalyptus camaldulensis Gum Trees sunset Neibourghood