Today I went the Botanical Gardens in the city of Geelong, Victoria. Planting at the gardens began in the 1850s so there are some absolutely magnificent trees there. For this reason I have decided to focus on the element of wood for my response to this week’s Lens Artist prompt where Amy asks us to consider one or all of the Chinese elements, metal, wood, water, fire and earth.
The tree I am focusing is an extraordinary coastal tee tree I discovered at the back of the gardens. Usually Australian tee trees are twisted, stunted things that don’t often warrant a second look.. The specimen I discovered today is massive and writhes across the ground like a snake. It has a decidedly Chinese look to it.