We had a lovely day/night/morning camping at McLaren's Falls and as I hoped I was able to get out and about with my camera. I took some 'treescape' photos as well as many others! One of the highlights for me was the songs of the many birds in the area, waking up to the morning chorus of the birds hearing the night calls of prey birds like the native NZ Morpork (owl family) and NZ Falcons. What a great way to start the day! Kiwi live in the area we camped but unfortunately I didn't detect any of their calls.Maybe next time:)
The bark peeling on the big ol Bluegum Tree is art in itself and I was also excited to find the ruby red sap 'bead' on the trunk. I was looking for gum on the trees I saw thanks to the inspiration I got from the Ning 'Art from the Heart' groups Organic challenge. I've never really notice sap before!
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All of the above photos were taken of different parts of this tree and I collected fallen bark from it's base to bring home. I hope to turn it into a powder form and learn how to use it's natural colour for creating pigments to paint with. I will keep you posted:)