The soft green of eucalypts is a particularly Australian colour and one that warms my heart. Over my back fence, near the creek is a big space of young native trees, all growing like mad. I’m particularly fond of the leaves with wobbly edges resplendent in the late afternoon sun.
There was a thick layer of frost on my windscreen this morning, but despite the chill, spring is coming. There are buds about to burst, the first flowers on the stone fruits are out and the grass is growing like crazy. I love the vibrant green of new growth, it holds such promise and hope. Juvenile eucalypts put out leaves that are uncharacteristically bright for the Australian landscape, and round. The leaves become longer as the tree matures, but in the early years they are naively fat.