Where I Live

July 11, 2013|Posted in: Life

I’m not going to show you all of where I live, but I wanted to show you the bush I back onto. It’s ancient, irrational and odd. I say odd, because there are concrete foundations out there and an old quarry with burnt out car parts.

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The bush here bears little resemblance to forests. It always feels ancient and as if it speaks a different language. The trees where I am are largely Marri (also known as Red Gum). There’s burnt trunks weeping red sap and dead trees, silver and black. The dead trees always remind me of skeletons in a way. Animals make their homes in them, but when I drive home along one of the main roads I’m always struck by how stark and sinister they are with their long dead branches reaching out for you.

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Even though I live on the edge of this it always feels like I’m stepping out into a different world.