This evening I went for a walk with The Farmer and The Farmchildren and realised that I had my own home amongst the gum trees.
I love gum trees. They have a wonderful spare elegance. I am fortunate enough that whoever planned the original Farmhouse garden planted rows of them. I lie in bed at night and feel like the trees are standing guard around my home and family. I find it oddly comforting.
|Side Lawn, The Farmhouse|
|The Farmer and The Farmchildren, Main Driveway|
|Lone Gum Tree, Paddock On The Home Farm|
Close up you can see the subtle glimmery sheen of their trunk. And the beautiful lines of their branches.
|Young Salmon Gum, Edge of House Paddock|
The Farmchildren play happily in their shade.
|Treehouse Under The Trees|
The trees are part of our day to day existence on The Farm. Always there, always beautiful.
Addit: For anyone who is interested I have posted about Farmboy's special treehouse, seen in the last photo, here.
For those of you who are not Australian, a gum tree is a common name for a eucalypt.